The Board of Trustee's has identified Affordable Housing as a top priority for the Town of Carbondale.
Garfield County Housing Authority
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. If you have questions about deed restricted housing within the Town of Carbondale, including availability and requirements, please contact the Garfield County Housing Authority at (970) 625-3589 or toll free at (888) 627-3589.
Carbondale Affordable Creative Space
ArtSpace is the nations leading non-profit developer of affordable space for creatives and creative organizations. In December of 2017, ArtSpace visited Carbondale and conducted an affordable housing prefeasibility study. Click here to see the ArtSpace Prefeasibility Report.
As a next step in the process ArtSpace will conduct an Arts Market Survey, which will delve into the housing and work space issues facing our creative community. The survey is available online at www.CarbondaleAffordableCreativeSpaceSurvey.org from June 25th to August 6th, 2018. Spread the word!
Community Housing Inclusionary Requirements
Section 5.11 of the Unified Development Code (UDC) was designed to mitigate the impact of market-rate housing construction on the limited supply of available land suitable for housing. This mitigation will prevent the Town zoning regulations applicable to residential development from having the effect of excluding housing that meets the needs of all eonomic groups within the Town. This is accomplished through the establishment of community housing requirements for development, which requires a portion of all new residential development to be set aside for community housing purposes as a condition of approval.