Mission, Vision, & Values


APCHA's mission is to advocate, promote, and provide for the long-term supply of desirable and affordable workforce housing for the community and local economy.


APCHA's vision is to be the most innovative and successful resort-area housing program in the world.


Our work is guided and informed by our commitment to:

  • Public Trust: Do what is ethical and in the public’s interest. Protect the housing program’s integrity and accountability.
  • Customer Service: Provide friendly, timely, consistent, and proactive customer service; show respect, be fair, and just.
  • Education: Through good communication, increase public awareness and understanding of program and its rules; increase program simplicity by providing accurate, transparent, real-time information.
  • Accountability: Promote inventory and occupancy integrity; adopt organizational best practices; and create a culture of continuous improvement and accountability.
  • Efficiency: Implement systems, processes, and policies that will increase customer and staff efficiency.
  • Effectiveness: Demonstrate value and verifiable results to public and decision makers through reliable data and reporting.
  • Innovative: Foster creative solutions to identifiable and quantifiable problems; open to new ideas and new ways of doing business; and having a long-term vision of success.


  • Advocate for workforce housing opportunities for full-time working permanent residents that currently provide, or have provided, goods and services to individuals, businesses, or institutional operations within Aspen and Pitkin County. 
  • Advocate for workforce housing opportunities for full-time seasonal workers who provide real value to our tourist-based economy.
  • Promote the development and maintenance of housing that is reasonably affordable for low, moderate, and upper-moderate socio-economic working populations.
  • Promote transparency and better decision making through accurate, reliable, relevant, real time data.
  • Achieve 100% compliance by faithfully enforcing the Housing Guidelines (rules) and all deed restrictions.
  • Provide excellent customer service and real time market information for deed restricted market participants.
  • Promote a housing program culture of responsibility, accountability, and compliance.
  • Provide and demonstrate program value to the community and taxpayers.
  • Safeguard the quality and affordability of the deed restricted inventory for future working generations.