Innovative Solutions for Housing Needs

The El Paso County Housing Authority was established in 1993 by the Board of County Commissioners to promote suitable living environments for all persons and families. Funding is available through the finite resources of the Housing Trust Fund. No local, state or federal tax dollars are utilized. Funding is available in the form of loans or the direct purchase of services for which no repayment is required, but loans are preferred. Because the Housing Trust Fund is internally self-sustained, it is imperative to revolve the funds so that more residents are assisted in the future.


The El Paso County Housing Authority provides funding to agencies with experience in the design and administration of innovative programs that address the housing needs in El Paso County.

Programs/projects may include, but would not be limited to, the following:

  • Development of new, affordable, accessible housing units (high priority)
  • Preservation of existing, affordable, accessible housing units (high priority)
  • Initial homeownership
  • Homelessness
  • Special needs housing
  • Housing Rehabilitation

How Does an Agency Apply?

Housing Development and Special Projects

Applications are accepted on a semi annual basis. The application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. All HTF applications will be reviewed at the May and November EPCHA meetings.

El Paso County Housing Trust Fund Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Housing Trust Fund Technical Assistance Webinar

October 11, 2022 10:00 AM – EPCHA will be putting on a webinar and discussion session for applicants to learn about the application requirements and to receive technical assistance. If you would like to attend this optional technical assistance webinar, please email for a calendar invite.

For more information about these categories, please contact:

Eric Leonard
Housing Analyst
9 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719 520 6481- phone


Crystal LaTier
El Paso County Housing Authority Executive Director
9 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719 520 6484- phone