Current Employee Housing Guidelines

Employee Housing Guidelines

View the most recent Employee Housing Guidelines (PDF). The Guidelines were updated and adopted in 2018. Changes to the 2018 edition:

  • Part II, Section 5, Tables II & III
  • Part III, Section 4.d, Tables IV & V
  • Part V, Section 2.e, Table X
  • Part VI, Section 8, RO Net Asset Amounts

Uses for the Guidelines

The Employee Housing Guidelines respond to housing needs in Aspen and Pitkin County as identified by the APCHA. The guidelines are used to:

  • Review land use applications
  • Establish employee units - rental rates
  • Establish employee units - sales prices
  • Establish criteria for qualifications and occupancy
  • Develop and prioritize current and long range housing programs
  • Provide information and a process for developing employee housing

Updating the Guidelines

APCHA shall review the workforce housing guidelines, including deletions and additions, submitted to it by the executive director. The APCHA Board approves by resolution changes to the guidelines with public comment through a public hearing process. The resolution will be brought forward to the City Council and the Board of County Commissioners for their review. There is an appeals process via a call-up procedure. The City Council and the Board of County Commissioners will have 60 days from the date that the information was provided to the respective entity. If a call-up is not requested within the 60 days, the policy will be incorporated into the guidelines and become effective immediately.