The city-owned Marolt Ranch complex is not offering transitional housing units to the homeless this year.
Marolt is a 95-unit dorm-style complex, which serves music school students during the summer months and offers housing to seasonal workers during the winter.
City officials partnered with the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation (AVMF) for the past two winter seasons to use vacant rooms at Marolt to house previously homeless local workers. AVMF leased the units and then rented them at discounted rates to homeless shelter clients, who were screened before offered the housing option.
Last year, the transitional housing program hosted six tenants in three units at Marolt. Since, two of those tenants moved out of the valley, two moved into their own apartments in the area and the others were still seeking housing, said Kris Marsh, president and CEO of the AVMF.
This year, program organizers decided not to continue with the program at Marolt, but they are currently searching for another viable housing option as an alternative, Marsh said.