Chaffee's Got HEART:  It's our turn to help our essential workers through the crisis of housing

Temporary Safe Outdoor Space

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open June through October

 

The MissionTo create a community focused, safe location for our unhoused neighbors who work in town. We acknowledge that a sense of community is essential to the fight against homelessness and not a fight against those who are homeless.

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According to the Colorado Restaurant Association Economic Impact Survey:
54% of restaurants are expected to permanently close
by the end of the year 

64% of Chaffee County households are extremely rent burdened.

Extremely rent burdened is defined as spending over 50% of monthly income on rent.

vision

  • clear 

    rules background checks and 24 hour staff on site promote a sense of security
  • Human connection, safety, and trust provide a sense of pride & ownership in public spaces and increase likelihood of site cleanliness, respect for common space, and a positive relationship with the surrounding community.
  • Good neighbor agreements, prohibition of illegal activity and violence, plus a list of expectations including trash walks, quiet hours, and leashed pets will provide residents with the opportunity to build community among fellow residents, staff, neighboring community, and larger city of Salida.
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Located in Centennial Park

  • Staff on site 24hrs

  • Electricity

  • WiFi

  • Water

  • Restrooms

  • Shade

  • Hand Sinks

  • Trash

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Requirements
paystub in Salida Area
motor vehicle insurance
clean background check

*proof of vaccination for pets

Residents will be required to 
maintain good housekeeping, follow basic "campground rules", including quiet hours, and treat fellow residents, park visitors, and surrounding community with respect. 

GET INVOLVED

JOIN the BETCH SOS Oversight Committee!


COME TO A NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMATIONAL MEETING

 

LEARN ABOUT: 

 

  • Services Provided

  • Site Safety 

  • Neighbor Communications Agreements

  • Volunteer and Neighbor Support

  • Eligibility Requirements

  • Your Feedback, Questions and Concerns

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