Working To Create Homes

The Planning and Development Services Division and Town Council, acting as the Housing Authority, strive to establish and implement plans to provide affordable housing within our boundaries. Rental rates and sale prices are set with the intent to be affordable for persons and families with low, moderate and middle-income status. We follow the income categories that are established annually by Housing and Urban Development, which are then adjusted for San Miguel County residents. Affordable housing options for full-time employees in the region include for-sale properties and rental properties like Village Court Apartments.

Regional Housing Needs Assessment

The Town of Mountain Village has been proactive since its incorporation as a Town regarding construction of ‘for sale’ and ‘rental’ deed restricted housing. As of 2018 Regional Housing Needs Assessment, Ouray and San Miguel Counties, the Town of Mountain Village housing inventory include 533 total deed restricted housing units which includes 220 rental units owned by the Town of Mountain Village Housing Authority. Two thirds of the full time occupied housing units in Mountain Village are deed restricted, the highest deed restricted to free market housing ratio in the region.

San Miguel Regional Housing Authority (SMRHA)

The SMRHA Mission is to preserve and increase the supply of housing for low, moderate, and middle income households in San Miguel County by:

  • Assisting the jurisdictions in the administration, development and implementation of housing policies and programs
  • Providing on-going education, information, and leadership regarding the current housing supply availability and needs
  • Offering education to the community on homebuying, housing counseling, and foreclosure prevention
  • Providing expert assistance to local organizations interested in becoming active in the development of affordable housing
  • Coordinating public resources in a way that will attract greater private and not-for-profit investment into affordable housing

Village Court Apartments (VCA)

Village Court Apartments is a 222-unit apartment complex located near Town Hall Plaza, adjacent to the Double Cabin ski run, Mountain Munchkins, and the local grocery store. Within the complex, 88 units have set rental rates based on the federal government’s average median income. The intent is to house persons and families with low, moderate and middle-income status.

To qualify to rent an employee housing apartment, you or your household must meet specific criteria as outlined in the applicable employee housing restriction. The Mountain Village Housing Authority owns, manages and maintains Village Court Apartments. This complex includes apartments ranging in size from studio to three-bedroom; pets are permitted in certain buildings and under certain conditions.

To learn more on Village Court Apartments please visit: Village Court Apartments in The Town of Mountain Village.