Gunnison County Housing Studies and Data

What amount and type of housing is needed to attract and retain workers across all segments of Gunnison County’s economy? 

The housing reports below have been prepared to quantify housing barriers and propose potential strategies to address housing needs across three market areas: North Valley, Mid-Valley, and South Valley. By providing housing that is affordable and located close to jobs, the Gunnison Valley can support economic prosperity, employee well-being, diversity in the workforce, environmental sustainability, and community character. While the focus of this study is on workforce housing, estimates also include retirees, seniors, and persons with disabilities unless otherwise noted.

Report: 2021 Gunnison Valley Housing Market Update
Presentation: 2021 Gunnison Valley Housing Market Update
Report: 2021 North Valley Rental Market Study

The purpose of these reports is to:

  • catalyze a data-driven regional plan for housing
  • identify production targets for affordable homes for renters and buyers at a range of income levels
  • modify existing strategies and create new ways to produce housing that is attainable for working families
  • bring data to discussions to educate elected officials, employers, builders, and the public
  • assist in obtaining financing from private, state and federal sources for local and regional housing efforts