Telluride Housing Department

Shandoka Apartments Wide View

The Telluride Housing Department provides year-round housing for employees who work within the boundaries of the Telluride R-1 School District. All housing developments have been constructed by the Telluride Housing Authority. Shandoka Apartments consists of 134 apartments, a daycare facility, four laundry facilities and offices for administrations and maintenance. Virginia Placer includes 18 apartments, three tiny homes, and a boarding house with capacity for 46 occupants.

The members of the Telluride Town Council sit as the THA Board of Directors and the Town of Telluride manages the property on behalf of THA. The administrative office is shared with the San Miguel Regional Housing Authority.

Applicants or Current Residents with questions are encouraged to call the Telluride Housing Department Office at 970-728-3034 x 1.

Application and Forms:

Virginia Placer Apartments and Tiny Homes:

Lottery Drawing Results

The Telluride Housing Department conducted a lottery to select the residents of the Virginia Placer Apartments and Tiny Homes. The lottery selection will occur on February 16, 2018 at 12 noon at Rebekah Hall, 113 W. Columbia Ave., Telluride.  The winners of the lottery will be able to begin renting their new apartments at the beginning of April 2018.  

Boarding House:

Boarding House Site Map

The Boarding House is a unique opportunity to live in a communal environment, while enjoying all that Telluride has to offer. The Town of Telluride plans to open this new facility June 25, 2018.

There are 18 single occupancy rooms and 14 double occupancy rooms. There are two large communal kitchens where cooking/baking utensils will be provided. All restrooms are shared and coed. Each resident will be provided furnishings in their apartment, which include a bed with frame and mattress, free-standing closet, desk and chair, window blinds, screen and a mini fridge.

Here are a few good things to know before applying:

  • All units are furnished and do not have room for additional furniture. Therefore, please leave your three piece sofa in storage.
  • Each resident will be provided a ski locker in addition to their unit. These lockers do not come with locks, we recommend residents bring their own.
  • There is EXTREMELY LIMITED PARKING at the Boarding House. There are only 23 parking passes allotted for 46 residents. Do not bring a vehicle if at all possible. If you do bring a vehicle, understand that you may not receive a parking permit allowing you to park in the imminent vicinity of the Boarding House.
  • Occupancy of a shared rooms will be assigned per bed. If you are a single renter in a shared room, please note that management will fill the second bed with a second renter.
  • Applicants will only be considered if they are 18 years of age or older.
  • Absolutely no pets.
  • The Telluride Boarding House will provide a small amount of cooking supplies, however, tenants will be responsible for providing the majority of their own kitchen/restroom supplies. A list of what will be provided and what we recommend residents bring is listed below.

Boarding House Example Lease

Boarding House Rules and Regulations

Boarding House Recommended Items List

    Current Residents: