Summit County Housing Department

The Housing Department works in collaboration with many community partners and neighboring jurisdictions to implement the County’s housing-related goals and strategies, and to increase the stock of local affordable workforce housing.

Key Functions


The key functions of the Summit County Housing Department include policy and strategy development, affordable workforce housing development and asset acquisition and management.

Policy and Strategy Development

The Housing Department works directly with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on all policies and strategies affecting affordable workforce housing in Summit County. The Housing Department works closely with other county agencies including, but not limited to, Planning, Building Inspections, Public Works, and Road and Bridge.

Affordable Workforce Housing Development

The Housing Department is responsible for all phases of affordable workforce housing development from conceptualization to implementation, including the following:

  • Identify potential development opportunities and acquire land suitable for development;
  • Coordinate preparation of site-specific development plans, entitlements and building permitting;
  • Coordinate with ongoing private development for housing opportunities;
  • Arrange for project financing, including applicable federal and state grants and loan programs;
  • Seek out, develop and maintain partnerships with nonprofit, corporate, private and governmental entities;
  • Prepare and manage consultant and construction contracts;
  • Manage construction projects;
  • Provide and coordinate new rental or purchase opportunities for locals.

Asset Acquisition and Management


The Housing Department actively manages the county’s affordable workforce housing assets by:

  • Identifying potential workforce housing sites;
  • Acquiring and entitling properties to be used for affordable ownership and rental housing;
  • Providing supervision and technical expertise for rental properties owned by the County;
  • Ensuring compliance with all covenants and deed restrictions where the County is the beneficiary;
  • Maintaining properties consistent with the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act and Summit County’s ownership goals.

Current Workforce Housing Project Updates

West Hills Phase I

West Hills Townhomes is a public-private partnership between Summit County government and West Hills LLC. Phase 1 of the project comprises 25 two- and three-bedroom townhomes in the Keystone area to be ready for occupancy in summer 2018. A lottery for eligible applicants was held in October 2017 and all units are currently under contract. For more Phase I sales information, contact Summit Combined Housing Authority at info@summithousing.us or Chris Turner at cturner@compasshomesdev.com. 

West Hills Phase II

The county will issue a Request for Proposal in mid-January for Developers of the parcel of land to the west of West Hills Phase I, to accommodate up to 41 units in a combination of condo and townhome layouts. Phase II units will enjoy the same common amenities as Phase I with trail connections, common gathering and play areas and community gardens. Pending developer responses, we anticipate occupancy in Spring 2019 with a lottery for qualified applicants likely to be held in late Summer 2018. The application process is in development, but you may contact the Summit Combined Housing Authority at info@summithousing.us to be added to a list of parties interested in West Hills Phase II.

Huron Landing


The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County unveiled Huron Landing on July 14, 2017. Huron Landing includes 26 rental apartments just north of downtown Breckenridge on County Road 450. Read on...
A three-story apartment building behind a sign that reads, Huron Landing.

Lake Hill Neighborhood Master Plan

Summit County began the master planning process for the 45-acre Lake Hill property in March 2016. More than 300 community members have participated in the process through interviews, focus groups, three community open houses and site field trips.

The project team has also conducted extensive site analysis, studying the site’s topography, development constraints and infrastructure options.  In collaboration with the team, Summit County has drafted the final master plan documents. 

Lake Hill Master Plan

The Lake Hill neighborhood master plan was developed with consideration for the full range of housing needs identified in the recently completed 2016 Summit County Workforce Housing Demand Update

Learn more about the Lake Hill Master Plan project.

Lake Hill Rendering Courtesy of Norris Design

Lake Hill Photos 1

Contact

If you have questions or comments about Summit County’s affordable workforce housing efforts, contact Summit County Housing Director Nicole Bleriot 970-485-4136.