The Garfield County Housing Authority serves residents of the Roaring Fork Valley, from Carbondale to Parachute, who cannot afford conventional housing.  GCHA assists individuals, families, seniors and persons with disabilities, in locating and procuring affordable purchase and rental housing opportunities. 

The mission of the Garfield County Housing Authority is to assist low-income families with decent, safe, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives; to provide necessary assistance to families for the purchase or rental of appropriate housing; to facilitate development of housing that is both affordable and attainable for lower income families.

GCHA also works with the communities and governments in this region on affordable housing policies and guidelines. Our goal is to build healthy communities by ensuring quality housing for all residents in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys.

NOTICE: As of September 1, 2016 at 8:00am the Garfield County Housing Authority has CLOSED the waiting lists for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Moffat, Pitkin, Eagle, and Rio Blanco Counties. These waiting lists are funded with Division of Housing. Any applications turned in after this date will be denied.

Lakota Ridge Senior Apartments: The Garfield County Housing Authority is opening the waiting list for eight (8) Project based units at Lakota Ridge located in New Castle, CO. The waiting list will be open until the end of the business day on October 11, 2018. Applicants must fill out a pre application and turn in to the Garfield County Housing Authority in person, by mail, fax or email. Applicants will NOT be able to apply online.

Please click here for Lakota Ridge Pre-Application. The Garfield County Housing Authority has a residency preference for the waiting list for the 8 Project- Based units at Lakota Ridge. An applicant will qualify for a residency preference if they currently live, work, or have been hired to work in Garfield County.

In October 2018, the Garfield County Housing Authority will conduct a lottery to determine who will be offered one of these 8 units. Please note the specific lottery date is pending.

NOTICE: The Garfield County Housing Authority has partnered with GoSection8, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market. For more information regarding this program, go to www.gosection8.com.

NOTICE: The Garfield County Housing Authority is CLOSING the waiting list for one and two bedroom Project Based Voucher units at the Glenwood Green Apartments located in Glenwood Springs, CO. Only applicants who qualify for a 3 bedroom unit will be eligible to apply.