Telluride Housing Department

 Big 3

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.

There are currently 140 People on the waiting list for Shandoka, Virginia Placer and The Tiny Homes.

Application and Forms:

Shandoka Apartments
Virginia Placer Apartments
  • Virginia Placer Apartments Pictures
  • VP_Apt_Ext_1
  •  Virginia Placer Living Area
  • VP_Apt_Int_1
  • Virginia Placer Bedroom
  • VP_Apt_Int_6
  • Virginia Placer Kitchen Area
  • VP_Apt_Int_2

Tiny Home Entrance and Views

Tiny Home Kitchen/Dining

Tiny Home Loft

Tiny Home Stairs and Storage

The Telluride Boarding House

The Boarding House is a unique opportunity to live in a communal environment, while enjoying all that Telluride has to offer. The Telluride Boarding House is now open and accepting applications!

The Telluride Boarding House consists of 18 single occupancy units and 14 double occupancy units. The Boarding House has 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, window screen and a mini fridge.

Here are a few good things to know before applying to the Telluride Boarding House:

  • 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

Telluride Boarding House Pics

Boarding House Deck with Mountain Views

 Boarding House Kitchen

 Boarding House Dining Area

Boarding House Double Room

Boarding House Single Room
Current Residents: