Deed restricted workforce housing started in Pitkin County and the City of Aspen in the mid-1970’s in response to a loss of free-market employee housing within each community.

In 1982, the first Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City and County was signed creating the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) as an independent multi-jurisdictional housing authority charged with overseeing affordable housing for persons of low, moderate, and middle incomes, who are also permanent residents and employed full-time in the City and County.

APCHA is the oldest and largest mountain resort workforce housing program in North America.

City of Aspen City Council

Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners