Ruby B&B building applications still available from GVRHA for workforce housing

Looking at September move in dates

[ by Mark Reaman ]

As of the beginning of the week, five people had applied for a bed in the former Ruby Bed and Breakfast. Three more application submissions are expected by the end of the week. The property is owned by the town of Crested Butte and will provide nine workforce housing beds when full. The Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority (GVRHA) will vet the applications and fill the rooms, hopefully by mid-September.

“We are waiting on receiving final background and credit check information before signing leases,” said GVRHA executive director Jennifer Kermode. “We should have those this week. As weather gets colder I expect that the number of applications will increase.”
Some final repairs are being done of the property before people will be allowed to move in. Kermode said last minute fixes to the kitchen stove and storage areas are getting taken care of this week. Most repairs should be completed soon before people move in but a new stove is on order.

The town purchased the 3,300-square-foot building for $2.3 million with the original intention to house some of its seasonal workers like parks and recreation employees. The property has six bedrooms, two good sized living spaces, a shared kitchen and good storage space for things like skis and bikes.

While town employees have first priority, if not enough town employees express an interest in living on the property, the beds are opened up to other local workers. Rent will be $500 per month.

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