Crestone Peak Community Housing
CPCH is a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit working since 1994 to help low-income and disadvantaged people obtain access to affordable quality housing and to serve as a model in designing and financing affordable housing in rural Saguache County, promoting economic self-sufficiency and livability.
Since its incorporation in 1994, the evolving boards of CPCH have addressed its purposes in a variety of ways. Initially, land in the Baca Grande subdivision was inexpensive. Landowners who wanted to divest themselves of parcels but could not find buyers donated lots to CPCH, who then worked with the underserved to develop homes on these parcels. As land values began to increase, lots were no longer being donated, and the board worked on projects to help low income individuals to acquire homes they could afford.
To develop quality housing opportunities in an environmentally responsible manner for economically disadvantaged people within Saguache County; to promote the development of economic opportunities for such people; and to serve as a model in designing and financing affordable housing in rural areas.
1. To provide safe, sustainably built affordable housing in the town of Crestone for people 55+ who are able to live independently.
2. To retain the elders in the Crestone area by providing a place for them to age in place, located near their friends and established connections.
3. To serve as a model in designing and financing affordable housing in a rural area, promoting self-sufficiency and livability.
4. To develop land in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
5. To encourage and support community interactions and cooperation within Living Wisdom Village.
6. To affirm and celebrate our value as elders, nourishing and enriching the lives of ourselves and our peers.