Housing lottery applications available in Vail
VAIL – Housing lottery applications for the town of Vail’s master purchaser list will be available beginning today on the town’s web site at http://www.vailgov.com or from the Community Development Department across the street from Town Hall. The list will be in effect for one year and used when any town-facilitated housing units, such as Vail Commons, Red Sandstone Creek, North Trail Townhomes and Arosa Drive Duplex, become available for resale. Applicants will be placed into tiers based on the number of years working and living in Eagle County and resale units will be awarded to the top person on the list. Priority will be given to those living and or working in Vail. Currently none of the 82 qualifying units are available for purchase. Application packets for the housing lottery are due by noon June 3. A lottery is scheduled for 5 p.m. on July 7 and applicants or an applicant’s representative must be present to be eligible for the drawing. The priority list will then be used for all housing units that are resold from July 8, 2010 through July 6, 2011. For a list of eligibility requirements see the town’s Web site.A separate lottery will be conducted for the future Chamonix housing development in West Vail once plans, pricing and a timetable are determined.For more information, contact Vail Housing Coordinator Nina Timm at 970-479-2144.