The Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority has updated its website for the first time in 15 years.
The website upgrade is meant to modernize the process of searching for and obtaining subsidized housing. For the first time, the more than 3,000 deed restricted units can be located on a map. And fillable-pdf forms allow residents to apply for open units or current APCHA residents to submit their qualifications. The department still operates using a paper-based system, and executive director Mike Kosdrosky said, without technological upgrades, the workload is too much.
“We have the largest workhouse housing program in North America per capita. And honestly this is why it’s so important that we automate and modernize this system,” Kosdrosky said.
A survey seeking public feedback to the website redesign can be found here.