Employee housing assistance at FLC

Fort Lewis College recognizes the challenges of finding affordable and reliable housing in Southwest Colorado. As of February 1, 2023, two opportunities are available to assist faculty and staff in their homeownership goals.

More programs are in progress and will be published here when available.

Employee Mortgage Assistance Program

The FLC Board of Trustees and FLC Foundation Board each committed to providing a $500,000 investment in a mortgage down payment assistance program for a total commitment of $1,000,000.

The FLC Employee Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) will make these funds available to qualifying faculty and staff. EMAP's purpose is to support employees striving for homeownership in Southwest Colorado but who cannot fund the “gap” between the available housing cost and what is considered an attainable home cost. EMAP will be managed through our administration partner, the HomesFund.

EMAP basic steps
EMAP program parameters
La Plata County income limits for 2023

These are high-level reviews of possible individual benefits, loan options, and employee qualifications and will be confirmed by HomesFund through the loan application process.

Funds will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis, determined at the point of loan issuance.


For questions related to courses, loan process, mortgage details
Lisa Bloomquist
Executive Director of the HomesFund
Email: lisa@homesfund.org
Phone: 970-259-1418 x 5

For questions related to the issuance of the program
Kelsey Deckert
Housing Strategy & Development Manager
Email: ksdeckert@fortlewis.edu