Woman booted from subsidized Aspen apartment after listing her place on Airbnb

Woman booted from subsidized

A screenshot of a reservation made on Airbnb of a deed-restricted unit in Aspen’s affordable housing program.

An Aspen woman has been kicked out of her taxpayer-subsidized affordable housing for renting her apartment on Airbnb.

Katherine Peach’s lease for her one-bedroom unit was terminated last month and she moved out.

The Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority, which was her landlord, learned she was violating the terms of her lease when three people came into the Truscott office Feb. 2 asking where Airbnb #72 was, according to a letter to Peach from property manager Janine Guerrero.

It is against APCHA’s rules to rent out any unit in its inventory, since occupants must live and work in Pitkin County for nine months of the year.

“To us, this is a really major thing,” said Cindy Christensen, deputy director of APCHA.

Peach was asking $135 a night, with a two-night minimum stay on weekends.

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