The Routt County Board of County Commissioners and the City Council of Steamboat Springs established the Yampa Valley Housing Authority in 2003 to address the on-going issue of affordable housing. They charged the organization with planning, financing, acquiring, managing and operating housing programs for low- and moderate-income residents employed in Routt County. When we were formed, YVHA accepted assets and liabilities from the Regional Affordable Living Foundation (RALF) and at a later date accepted assets and liabilities from Habitat for Humanity of Routt County.
In 2017, Steamboat Springs voters approved Referendum 5A, a one-mill levy that provides YVHA with a dedicated funding source to spur the development of permanently attainable housing for low to moderate income residents. Over the past five years, YVHA has invested the revenue from 5A to create 471 new affordable and workforce housing units at The Reserves, Alpenglow Village, and Sunlight Crossing. Anglers Four Hundred and Mid Valley are the next projects in our pipeline and will deliver 309 local housing units in coming years.