Saguache County Housing Authority

Mission of the Saguache County Housing Authority

Our mission is to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for our residents.  Funding is generated through tenant rents, state subsidies, and Federal subsidies.

Developing additional housing opportunities is a goal of the Saguache County Housing Authority. 

Please continue below for a rental application and links to other affordable housing resources below. 

Affordable Housing Opportunities

The Saguache County Housing Authority provides safe and affordable housing opportunities. 

SCHA manages two apartment complexes in Saguache, Colorado:

Blue Water Haciendas 
Section 8 subsidized. 
A total of twelve apartments, four one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments. 

Puerto Del Norte
HOME and Market Rents. 
Does accept Section 8/Housing Choice Vouchers. 
A total of sixteen apartments, three one-bedroom apartments, seven two-bedroom apartments, and six three-bedroom apartments. 

A waiting list typically exists for both properties.  All applicants are encouraged to submit a rental application and after processing and approval, they will be added to the waiting list. 

Please see our Fact Sheet for more details regarding our properties:

SCHA Fact Sheet 
 

 

Rental Assistance for Tenants and Landlords

If you or your tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance from the state.

The Colorado Legislature and Governor Polis have passed Senate Bill 20B-002 authorizing an additional $54 million in housing assistance for people economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Begin the application process here:
https://cdola.colorado.gov/rental-mortgage-assistance

A customer service hotline is now available for POP and EHAP applicants and agents are now taking calls. The hotline number is 1-888-480-0066. E-mails regarding POP and EHAP should continue to go through  and . The new hotline and the program email addresses are now supported by HORNE.

Down Payment and Property Rehabilitation Assistance

The mission of the San Luis Valley Housing Coalition is to provide safe and affordable housing to low-moderate income community members. The SLVHC addresses the increasing housing needs of the San Luis Valley through various programs:
Down Payment Assistance 
Home Rehabilitation Assistance 
Well Drilling Assistance 
Rental properties located in Monte Vista and Alamosa.

Please visit the SLV Housing Coalition's website for more details and contact information:
San Luis Valley Housing Coalition

Valley Wide Housing Needs Assessment

  Organizations, businesses, and community leaders have worked together to lay down the foundation for the future develop affordable housing in the San Luis Valley.  The Valley-Wide Housing Needs Assessment derived information for the San Luis Valley as a whole, the individual counties, and many of the individual communities within the counties. 

  Saguache, Center, Crestone, and Moffat are included in the community level of the study. 

  Please see the link below to the SLV Housing Coalition's webpage with additional information, links to the individual studies, links to the recorded Housing Listening Tours, and more:

Housing Needs Assessment

Staff Contact Information:

Evan Samora 
Housing Director 
P.O. Box 201 
630.5 Pitkin Ave 
Saguache, CO 81149
719-849-0356 (text messages welcome)
emsamora@saguachecounty-co.gov

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for application information.

SCHA Address:

Office Address:
SCHA
630.5 Pitkin Ave
Saguache, CO 81149 

Mailing Address: 
SCHA 
P.O. Box 201
Saguache, CO 81149


 

The Saguache County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  TTY Relay: 7-1-1