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We are a 501c(4) organization, functioning as a Mutual Aid Society, to advocate for more affordable housing in Chaffee County. We also advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community in order to address the overwhelming increase in housing costs throughout Chaffee County. Our vision is for people of the community to be able to find housing at an affordable price and to assist people in navigating through the challenges of renting in this community.
BETCH Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Through the Foundation, we provide rental subsidies for rent burdened, working households. We have a Fundraising committee and an Affordable Housing Subsidy Grant Committee. Currently all officers, directors, and committee members reside in the town of Salida. We formed this organization because we are on the front lines of the housing crisis and we feel compelled to help.
BETCH SOS LLC exists to manage Salida's first Safe Outdoor Space. The housing crisis in Chaffee County has reached a point where members of our community are using their vehicles for emergency housing. BETCH advocated for the city to provide a safe space for these neighbors and we provide access to electricity, water, wifi, trash service, and hot showers. The site is managed by an Oversight Committee.