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.

Exploring Housing at the County Commons

Summit County is exploring the development of senior and locals’ housing at the County Commons on a 6-acre parcel in unincorporated Summit County. The property, sometimes referred to as the Fiester Parcel, is owned by Summit County government and encumbered by a conservation easement. 

Learn more about our work to explore housing at the County Commons (pdf)

Dillon Valley Vistas (Townhouses)

The County is proposing to build 12 for sale duplex units at an average of 100% AMI on a site located at 19 Straight Creek Dr. which was previously owned and occupied by Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The County recently applied for a rezoning from Class 5/6 - Preliminary/Final rezoning of a 2.38 acre parcel from R-6 with Plan to the Dillon Valley Vistas Workforce Housing PUD to accommodate 12 deed restricted units. 

At the public hearing held on November 21, 2019, The Snake River Planning Commission unanimously (7-0) voted to recommend approval of the preliminary rezoning and accompanying draft PUD designation for Dillon Valley Vistas also known as PLN19-120.

Dillon Valley Vistas Site Plan (pdf)

Summit County Housing Summary: 2018

Learn about Summit County’s housing efforts, including development strategies and housing projects: Building Housing: Community Preservation, Economic Health, & Sustainability in Summit County, CO (pdf)

Key Functions

The key functions of the Summit County Housing Department include:

  • Workforce Housing Development
  • Land and Housing Asset Acquisition and Management
  • Housing Policy and Strategy Development.

Housing Projects

Summit County Housing Department works independently and in collaboration with various private and public partners to develop affordable workforce housing in Summit County, with a focus on local resident / workforce housing.  

Property Information & Deed Restrictions

The Housing Department manages the county’s inventory of all deed restricted for sale and rental units as well as approved accessory dwelling units. For more information concerning a deed restriction on your property, please check out our Property Info and Deed Restrictions page, contact the Housing Department or use the Summit County GIS Parcel Query Tool.


The Housing Department works with Summit County Management and other Departments on policy creation, revisions and direction. Section 3809 of the Summit County Land Use and Development Code in conjunction with the Affordable Workforce Housing Deed Restriction Guidelines guide the development of local resident housing in Summit County. 


Other opportunities for housing related resources are listed on the Resources page.