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Our Story

Housing Solutions was formed in 1981 and first operating under the name Southwest Community Resources. Today we operate multiple programs, all housing related, to help people in Southwest Colorado who are struggling to meet their basic housing needs. We work in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan Counties.

Housing Solutions is dedicated to finding affordable housing options for the communities we serve.

Programs include rental assistance voucher program, transitional living programs, emergency homeless prevention, housing counseling for qualifying individuals or families. We are the only HUD certified counseling agency that assists people with mortgage modification and foreclosure prevention. Also, we have multiple programs for people of different income levels including homebuyer and credit counseling, weatherization services and housing rehabilitation. Depending on income, these services may be at no cost or be through a low-interest loan.

Our Team

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Elizabeth Salkind, Executive Director

Susan Banes, Finance Director

Lora Zeitler, Programs Director 

HOME REHABILITATION

Christina Cordalis-Program Director 

 

HOUSING COUNSELING (CEAC, RENTAL ASSISTANCE & Energy Outreach Colorado)

Olivia DePablo-LopezHUD Certified Housing Counselor

Tami Miller-Program Coordinator 

Reverse Mortgage ONLY:

Paul Root-Reverse Mortgage Counselor

 

HOUSING CHOICE/SECTION 8 VOUCHER ADMINISTRATION


Sheri RexProgram Manager

Shawna Butler– Special Housing Voucher Manager

 

WEATHERIZATION & HEAT REPAIR

Marcy Child-Program Director 

SOUTHWEST HORIZON RANCH

Tammy Chambers, Manager- 970-385-7932

Randy Shepard- Maintenance Technician

Eufemio Razo-Garcia- Maintenance

 

SOCORRO

Jim Fait– Manager

 

HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS PROGRAMS

 

Molly Fisher- Case Manager

Carissa Cornell– Case Manager

Sophie Russenberger– AmeriCorps Member

Brigid Korce– Development Director

 

 

ESPERO APARTMENTS

 
Kelsey Schumacher- Site Coordinator
-AmerCorps Member
-AmeriCorps Member

 

 

FRONT DESK

Lori Nightingale– Front Desk Coordinator

 

Board Of Directors

Housing Solutions Board of Directors is a tripartite board, composed of 3 representatives from each of the five counties we serve.

 

Archuleta County

Jaddis Martin
Shelley Lowe-Vice Chair
John Egan (Archuleta County Commissioner) 

 

Dolores County

Vacant*
Julie Bingham
Steve Garcher (Dolores County Commissioner)

 

La Plata County

RJ Reiger- Board Chair

Jim Bolen- Past Chair, Secretary/Treasurer

Matt Salka (La Plata County Commissioner)

 

Montezuma County

Paulette Gasner
Brian Kimmel**

Kent Lindsay (Montezuma County Commissioner)

San Juan County

Vacant*
Kim White
Scott Fetchenhier (San Juan County Commissioner)


* Vacant positions, if interested contact Elizabeth Salkind, Executive Director
** On leave

Thank You To our Funders!

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