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An event planned for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330
Burnett Ave. will focus on solutions for affordable housing within Chaffee County. The interactive event is part of the Housing and Health Speaker Series, funded through the Health Disparities Grant Program.

Erick Mueller and Eric Bruno, both professors from the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, will be leading what Chaffee County Director of Housing Becky Gray calls “a highly interactive, mind-stretching, inspiration-building workshop.”

“Creating affordable housing here in Chaffee is bigger than one family, one neighborhood, even one developer,” said Gray. “ It’s going to take all of us, the entire Chaffee community, to think about creative solutions.”

The event is specifically focused on attracting small-scale developers, those interested in adding housing solutions to the county through individual efforts that could have big impacts on Chaffee County’s housing realities, as opposed to large-scale development.

“By using the power of entrepreneurship combined with your great ideas, together we can tackle the challenges of housing affordability and availability and leave with practical, tangible next steps to implement,” adds Gray.

Following the day’s interactive sessions, a reception will follow at a local establishment. Lunch is included, as well as one drink ticket for the evening reception.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Gray at BGRAY@CHAFFEECOUNTY.ORG or call 719-530-2590.