The Board of County Commissioners find that an adequate supply of Affordable Housing in the County is essential and necessary to preserve and maintain the health, welfare, safety, and quality of life for residents of Garfield County.
- An adequate supply of housing that is affordable to the local labor force is necessary for the local economy to remain stable and to grow in a healthy manner.
- New development creates demand for workers in construction, maintenance, services, and retail sales, increasing the demand for Affordable Housing.
- New development shall be required to provide Affordable Housing that mitigates the impacts that are attributable to such development in areas designated by the County, where Affordable Housing has become limited and problematic for adequate workforce housing.
The purpose is to ensure that the housing needs of all economic segments of the community will be met. New development shall be required to contribute to the Affordable Housing supply in the County, as reasonable and appropriate with consideration to the development's impact on the supply of Affordable Housing available to the local labor force. For more information, please read Garfield County Community Housing Guidelines. More information may also be found at Garfield-County.com.
Garfield County Community Housing Guidelines
All individuals interested in Affordable Housing should read through the Community Housing Guidelines. The Guidelines detail how the program works from development, how to qualify, placement in lotteries, resale of the property and grievance procedures. Please CLICK HERE for Garfield County Guidelines. Article 8 Attachment A: Housing Administrative Guidelines is to provide a comprehensive and consistent set of administrative guidelines that implement Article 8 regulatory provisions. Please CLICK HERE for Attachment A.
Garfield County Area Median Income Limits
The Area Median Income (AMI) Limits are updated every year in April by HUD for Garfield County. The Garfield County Community Guidelines have four Category Income levels allowed for the program ranging from Category One at 80% AMI Income thru Category 4 at 120% AMI Income. The AMI Limits list the maximum Gross Income level per household. Please CLICK HERE for 2023 Area Median Income Limits.
Priority of Qualified Applicants in Lottery
The Garfield County Housing Authority shall assign all Qualified Applicants 1 of 3 priorities. Those who qualify for all priorities will fall within Priority Category One.
- Priority Category One. Applicants that are employed full-time by a Garfield County-based employment source.
- Priority Category Two. Applicants that are full-time residents of Garfield County.
- Priority Category Three. Applicants who will become full-time residents of Garfield County by participation in this program.
*Full-time is defined as a minimum of 32 hours per week per calendar year.
Note: Applicants will be notified if they are not in Priority One of the lottery when they receive their Eligibility Letter via email. At this time, proof can be shown to correct placement in lottery.
Deed Restricted Properties
The Midland Point neighborhood is located near Carbondale close to the intersection of County Road 109 and County Road 108. The deed restricted housing consists of six duplex units, each consisting of two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and one single family home consisting of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. These properties have a maximum resale price with an 3% annual appreciation based on the Consumer Price Index for Garfield County. There is an active Homeowners Association for this property.
Blue Creek Ranch
Blue Creek Ranch is a beautiful piece of property with the picturesque benefits of prime agricultural land and densely treed riverfront acreage located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Catherine Road and State Highway 82. The deed restricted housing consists of nine single family homes ranging from two to three bedrooms. These properties have a maximum resale price with an 3% annual appreciation based on the Consumer Price Index for Garfield County. There is an active Homeowners Association for this property.
Valley View West
Valley View West is conveniently located in West Glenwood, a short walk from the bus stop. The deed restricted housing consists of three - two bedroom, one bath condos. These properties have a maximum resale price with an 3% annual appreciation based on the Consumer Price Index for Garfield County. There is an active Homeowners Association for this property.
Ironbridge is located right outside Glenwood Springs on County Road 109. The deed restricted housing consists of twenty four single family homes with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These properties have a maximum resale price with an 3% annual appreciation based on the Consumer Price Index for Garfield County. There is an active Homeowners Association for this property.