The City of Aspen, Pitkin County and APCHA are actively involved in affordable housing development and redevelopment throughout Pitkin County to provide housing opportunities for full-time employees. Affordable housing is developed through new construction and conversion of Existing Dwelling Units (EDUs) by the City of Aspen, Pitkin County and private sector property developers. Under city and county land use regulations and codes, private sector developers are required to include an approved affordable housing component in all development projects or satisfy requirements through mitigation as described in Guidelines. Whether in the public or private sector, affordable housing units will conform to specifications and requirements of City of Aspen Land Use Regulations or the Pitkin County Land Use Code as applicable to location, and to APCHA Guidelines.
Detailed information around legislation governing affordable housing development, the private sector development process, and affordable housing mitigation of private sector property development is available in Part III of the Employee Housing Guidelines (PDF).