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Rehab Program Notice to Potential Contractors

Notice regarding Rehab Program:  Housing Solutions is restructuring the Rehab Program and seeking new contractors. We are seeking out quality contractors interested in working on home repair jobs in the 5 county area of S.W. Colorado. Appropriate insurance is required. We may also need qualified inspectors on an as needed basis. Please contact Elizabeth Salkind at Housing Solutions has also requesting that the State of Colorado allow Steve Meadows, currently Rehab Construction Manager, be allowed to bid on Rehab jobs, which would be an exception to the Conflict of Interest policy. 


Join Us for Season’s Anniversary Party, a Fundraiser for Housing Solutions, December 13th

Private Party, You’re Invited!

Seasons’ 22ND Anniversary Community Event


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016   6:00 TO 9:00 PM


The tradition continues!


The Winter Solstice of 1994 brought a new dining experience of

fresh, seasonal cuisine to Durango.

The Spring Equinox of 2009 emerged with fresh beginnings.

In celebration of the Season, and in the spirit of community and friendship,

please help support Housing Solutions for the Southwest

Minimum $40 per person ($100 Value) donations will be accepted at the door  ☼ no RSVP necessary

SW Solar Barn Raising Project at Southwest Horizon Ranch


Southwest Horizon Ranch Solar Article in the Durango Herald

MUSIC AT HOME House Concert Benefit for Housing Solutions

MUSIC AT HOME – A House Concert Benefit for Housing Solutions

Susan Banes, HSSW’s new Finance Director, will be hosting a concert at her home on Friday, August 12th.  This is a benefit event for Housing Solutions, so tell your friends and plan on sharing a great evening of music and dancing under the San Juan stars!

 Music will be provided by The Key Ingredients of African Soul, a band well-loved for their upbeat and uplifting music.  They hail from Susan’s former hometown, Tucson, Arizona, and they’re passing through Durango on a mini-Four Corners Tour.  Their music is rooted in Afro-pop and blends traditional and modern sounds from Zimbabwe, Mali, West and South Africa, with styles ranging from Shona to Soukous to Reggae.  Very danceable, definitely enjoyable!


Suggested donation: $15 per person/$25 per family

Space is limited; Reservations Requested; Directions to Susan’s home will be provided when you RSVP


To RSVP and reserve your will-call tickets email

 BYO picnic dinner, blankets and chairs


We look forward to seeing you there!



Excellent Coverage of the Homelessness Summit

Durango TV shared an excellent video covering this event organized by the Durango Homeless Coalition with support from local organizations and the Colorado Governor’s Office.

Ballantine Family Fund awards grant for CEAC!

Ballantine Family Fund recently awarded the Community Emergency Assistance Coalition a $3000.00 grant. These funds will help with emergency counseling for families facing a financial crisis and help to prevent homelessness in La Plata County.


One Paycheck Away – Photography Exhibit

Housing Solutions is please to present One Paycheck Away, a photography exhibit inspired by families in our community.