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Housing Lottery Info

The lottery is conducted once per year, with applications available on April 1 and due in June.

2016 Housing Lottery Information

Housing Lottery Master Purchaser List

The Town of Vail's master purchaser list is used when any existing town-facilitated housing units, such as Vail Commons or North Trail Townhomes, become available for resale. Applicants are placed into tiers based on the number of years working and living in Eagle County and resale units are awarded to the top person on the list. 

The lottery is conducted once per year, with applications available on April 1 and due in June. The lottery is conducted in July. Application packets for the housing lottery are available on-line or at the town’s Community Development Department office at 75 S. Frontage Rd.


Lottery applicants must meet the following basic eligibility requirements to qualify:

  • individuals must currently own no other real estate in Eagle County, or it must be a Town of Vail or Eagle County price-appreciation capped employee housing unit;
  • the residence must be used as an owner occupied primary home; individuals must be employed at an Eagle County business and must work a minimum of 30 hours each week over the course of a year and continue working that same amount until the sale of the property or retirement;
  • individuals must earn at least 75% of their annual income working at an Eagle County business; and
  • individuals must agree to a re-sale cap of 3 percent annual appreciation.


The town has facilitated 82 owner-occupied housing units since 1995. This includes 53 at Vail Commons, 18 units at Red Sandstone Creek, three "buy-down units", six units at North Trail Townhomes and the Arosa Duplex. Any new units built or bought by the town will be sold through a separate lottery.

For more information, e-mail the town's Housing Division or call 970-479-2146.

Contact Us

Alan Nazzaro
Housing Manager