Housing

Affordable Housing Options

Couple accepting house keys from a real estate agentSecuring a comfortable, safe, and affordable home is foundational to the well-being and prosperity of every individual and family. Understanding the myriad challenges many face in achieving this, UAACOG has established a comprehensive suite of housing programs tailored to meet diverse needs.

Whether you're seeking to renovate your current home, find rental assistance, or take the first step towards homeownership, our programs are designed to guide and support you at every stage of your housing journey.

Home Repair

This program provides affordable loans for low-income homeowners living in Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake, Park, and Teller Counties.  The loans are provided to repair owner-occupied homes.  UAACOG partners with the Colorado Division of Housing to provide assistance to homeowners.  Types of housing problems we can help with:

  • Leaking roof
  • Electrical and heating systems and energy efficiency upgrades
  • Plumbing systems including leaking water lines and septic
  • Interior issues including sagging floors and cracking or peeling paint
  • Fire mitigation
  • Crumbling foundation/Exterior/Interior deterioration
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Other safety concerns

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Offers rental assistance for qualified individuals in Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Lake, Park, and Teller Counties.

Housing Navigation

Our Housing Navigator program is designed to help those who are currently or imminently about to experience homelessness. Our Housing Navigator will work with individuals through the application process, partner with landlords to ensure a good fit and relationship between landlord and tenant, and help you overcome some systemic barriers to housing.

Housing and Financial Counseling Programs

UAACOG is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Approved Housing Counseling Agency offering counseling and education in the following areas:

  • Pre-Purchase (Homebuyer) Counseling and Education
  • Post-Purchase (Homeowner) Counseling
  • ID Theft Prevention and Recovery Counseling and Education
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
  • Credit/Budget (Financial) Counseling and Education

The Housing Counseling Program services are offered throughout the state of Colorado. Please click on the links below for additional information on housing counseling and becoming a homeowner.

Self Help Housing

Take your step towards the American Dream of homeownership today! In this program, participants contribute significant “sweat equity” towards the construction of their homes, bringing down development costs and producing a more affordable home.

Each family contributes a minimum number of hours of labor per week towards the homes until all houses in the cohort are done and ready to move in. This program helps make housing affordable. A construction supervisor helps the homeowners with construction guidance and coordinates all aspects of the build.

Call UAACOG and ask to speak to someone in the housing department about the Self-Help Program.

Homebuyer's Workshop
One-Day Workshop

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at UAACOG - 3224-A Independence Road in Cañon City

Homebuyer's Workshop - This one-day workshop will take participants through the home buying process from loan application to closing and life as a homeowner. Lenders such as CHFA, Rural Development, and others require that borrowers participate in this type of training.


This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (719) 269-7687
Renter's Workshop
One-Day Workshop

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at UAACOG - 3224-A Independence Road in Cañon City

Renter's Workshop - This one-day workshop will help tenants and landlords get an understanding of their rights and responsibilities.


These workshops are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (719) 269-7687

Manage Your Money (MYM) Workshop
One-Day Workshop

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Colorado Mountain College - 349 E 9th St (Room 104) - Salida, Colorado

Manage Your Money (MYM) Workshop - This workshop teaches participants to take control of their money by learning how to create a household budget, developing a strategy for increased credit scores and savings, and minimizing debt.


These workshops are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (719) 269-7687

ID Theft & Consumer Fraud Workshop
Learn How You Can Protect Yourself

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at Colorado Mountain College - 349 E 9th St (Room 104) - Salida, Colorado

ID Theft & Consumer Fraud Workshop - Join us to gain understanding of ID theft and consumer fraud scams, how to protect yourself, and how to recover if you are victimized.


These workshops are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (719) 269-7687

We Need Your Help
Housing Navigator Program

UAACOG Housing Navigator Program needs your help. We are collecting brand new items to create move-in baskets for our recipients. Here is a list of items being collected:

  • Laundry Baskets
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Toilet Brushes
  • All-Purpose Cleaners
  • Paper Towels
  • Brooms / Dustpans
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste / Floss
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Shower Curtains
  • Hand Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sponges
  • Bath Towels
  • Eating Utensils
  • Dishes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trash Bags

All items can be dropped off at UAACOG. If you have any questions, please contact Stormie Newell at (719) 275-8350 or stormie.newell@uaacog.com

Our Proud Partners
State & Federal Help
Fair Housing Workshop
One-Day Workshop

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at UAACOG - 3224-A Independence Road in Cañon City

Fair Housing Workshop - Landlords and tenants will get an understanding of the Fair Housing Law and their rights. Topics covered, but not limited to: service vs. companion animals, rights of persons with disabilities and discrimination in housing.


This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (719) 269-7687
Additional Resources

Housing Education & Counseling
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CHFA: Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
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National Rural Self Help Housing Association (NRSSHA)
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling
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