• March 2018

    The West End Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) highlights te need for local affordable housing for the business community

  • May 2018

    WEEDC hires consultant Willa Wiliford to report on the local housing crisis

  • June 2018

    The West End Housing Committee is formed

  • July 2018

    Wiliford issues report, highlighting access to investment capital as an inhibitor to rural development

  • June 2019

    The Telluride Foundation initiates Rural Homes: For Sale, For Locals as a pilot project, an approch to development in rural areas to attack the cost of construction. The toolkit combines low-cost capital, donated land, and efficiencies in the construction process itself.

  • December 2019

    Rural Homes meets with the West End School District (WESD) Board to present the modal and propose land contribution

  • July 2020

    Rural Homes: For Sale, For Locals is selected as a finalist for the Enterprise Community Partners Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge (HABC)

  • August 2020

    West End School District (WESD) signs land Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

  • October 2020

    The Telluride Foundation hires Rose Fellow David Bruce to manage Rural Homes

  • December 2020

    Economic & Planning Systems (EPS) conducts an economic impact analysis of the sales & property tax benefits of building new homes

  • January 2021

    Rural Homes concept presented to the Nucla Town Board

  • February 2021

    February 2021 - Simple Homes, McStain Neighborhoods, and Rural Homes team design home prototypes & neighborhood schematics; West End Housing Committee begins to have montly meetings

  • March 2021

    A public meeting is held in Nucla to discuss the project concept; The Rural Homes strategy is selected as a top 25 nation-wide innovation in affordable housing by the Ivory innocations at the Uniersity of Utah's School of Business

  • April 2021

    Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Director, Rock Garcia and the regional staff conduct project site vists; WESD School Board holds special work session to discuss the donation of WESD land; Site survey and preleminary project cost estimation begins