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Housing Study Overview

A group of San Luis Valley organizations, businesses, and leaders have come together to work on a solution for the lack of housing and the current high housing costs versus the low wages of our area. The San Luis Valley (Valley) is made up of six counties including Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache. Each county, and the communities within, have a different characteristics and we cannot treat them all the same.

This group found that in the past, smaller communities with less funds often did not have housing studies completed. The Housing Working Group came together to remedy this issue to fund a study in areas often forgotten. For the first time a housing needs assessment and action plan will be completed for the entire Valley. The work will include assessing the current housing stock and gaps in the housing market, and working with local stakeholders on solutions to address those needs. A deeper dive will take place in 14 small communities that either have never had a study or who’s studies are over 10 years old.

These communities include by county: Towns separated by “/” have been combined due to size, location, and population makeup

Alamosa: Hooper/Mosca
Conejos: Antonito and La Jara
Costilla: San Luis and Fort Garland/Blanca
Mineral: Creede
Rio Grande: Del Norte and South Fork
Saguache: Crestone and Saguache, Moffat and Center


Housing Study Overview

A group of San Luis Valley organizations, businesses, and leaders have come together to work on a solution for the lack of housing and the current high housing costs versus the low wages of our area. The San Luis Valley (Valley) is made up of six counties including Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache. Each county, and the communities within, have a different characteristics and we cannot treat them all the same.

This group found that in the past, smaller communities with less funds often did not have housing studies completed. The Housing Working Group came together to remedy this issue to fund a study in areas often forgotten. For the first time a housing needs assessment and action plan will be completed for the entire Valley. The work will include assessing the current housing stock and gaps in the housing market, and working with local stakeholders on solutions to address those needs. A deeper dive will take place in 14 small communities that either have never had a study or who’s studies are over 10 years old.

These communities include by county: Towns separated by “/” have been combined due to size, location, and population makeup

Alamosa: Hooper/Mosca
Conejos: Antonito and La Jara
Costilla: San Luis and Fort Garland/Blanca
Mineral: Creede
Rio Grande: Del Norte and South Fork
Saguache: Crestone and Saguache, Moffat and Center


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