Housing Policies

It is often noted that discussions about public policy, economics, or quality of life in the NWCCOG Region eventually lead to housing. The issue is not new to our region. In fact, many of our jurisdictions have been on the cutting edge of public policy in the housing sector for decades. There is tremendous expertise regarding public housing policy in mountain communities where innovation continues.  At the behest of members, NWCCOG has issued the following reports dealing with housing:

Innovative Policies

Aspen-Pitkin County, being early adopters of deed restrictions, recently purchased trailer parks to preserve housing:

Summit County in passing a number of voter-adopted funding measures:

Eagle, Pitkin and Summit Counties are driving Congress to pass innovative partnership legislation for USFS admin parcels:

Vail creating the InDeed program to purchase deed restrictions to protect existing stock, now replicated by Fraser and Mi Casa Avon. And of course,  innumerable public and public-private projects funded by local governments, inclusionary zoning, short-term rental regulations, the list goes on and on.

Additional Resources

  • Go Downsize – The popular Tiny Home movement which includes 6 Colorado communities, Aspen mentioned as the only one in the mountains to have favorable policy for tiny homes.
  • Outside Magazine  – How to Save a Ski Town 11.15.2021
  • Census Housing Data Resource for researching issue through Census Data