Compliance & Education

If you have a concern of a possible deed restriction violation or Guidelines violation, please call 970-920-5216 or Report a Concern online.


The three main rules for individuals residing in employee housing are:

  • Work full-time (1,500 hours per calendar year) in Pitkin County
  • Occupy the APCHA unit as a primary residence (at least nine months per year)
  • Own no other developed residential property within the Ownership Exclusion Zone (OEZ)


APCHA has an obligation to the community and taxpayers of Pitkin County to enforce the rules as stated in the APCHA Guidelines adopted each year by the Aspen City Councils and the Board of County Commissioners. Everyone who benefited from the program is expected to fully comply with the deed restrictions and the APCHA Guidelines.


Staff research all complaints, however, written and signed complaints with specific examples of a violation will receive priority. If sufficient information is provided and there is evidence of wrongdoing, a letter is sent to the applicable party who must respond and provide the documentation requested. If a violation occurred, a Notice of Violation is sent requesting compliance. If the violation is not cured, the unit will be listed for sale (employee-owned units) or vacated (rental units).

Compliance Report

The Compliance Report has data from a 12-month 'rolling' period.
Compliance Cases as of 2/6/2024

2023 Compliance Cases