About Us

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

Elizabeth Salkind, Executive Director

Susan Banes, Finance Director

Evelyn Flamm, Programs Director

Lora Zeitler, Programs Manager

Carin Cleveland, Housing Case Manager

Toni Gilge, HUD Certified Housing Counselor

Emilie Monson, Intake Coordinator

Shawna Butler, Housing Voucher Specialist

Carissa Cornell, Housing Voucher Specialist

Tami Miller, Grants Manager

Christina Cordalis, Rehabilitation Director


Kim Welty, Asset Manager

Kelsey Schumacher, Espero Program Manager

Mariah  Powell, Espero Life Skills Coach

Randy Shepard, Maintenance Technician

Paul Root, Reverse Mortgage Counselor

Tammy Chambers, SW Horizon Ranch Property Manager

John Walker, SW Horizon Ranch Maintenance

Joe Richter, SW Horizon Ranch Maintenance

Jim Fait, Socorro Property Manager

Marcy Child, Weatherization Manager

Thank You To our Funders!

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