2019 Statewide Outreach Event Series
Help the CO Division of Housing spend $1 Billion in housing funds over the next decade!
Housing Colorado, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to host five statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums. Participants will hear from each agency on policies, programs and recent housing-related legislation. Through facilitated discussions, participants will provide perspective and opinions on how existing programs are working, where additional funding could be most useful and effective, and the resource, research and technical assistance needs of their communities.
Grand Junction: Thursday, June 27 from 9:00AM- 3:00PM
Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81504
Cost: This is a free event open to the public. Lunch is provided.
9:00 am Registration opens
9:15 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am The Colorado Housing Framework -
Division of Housing, CHFA, Housing Colorado and local housing representatives will outline the statewide and regional affordable housing framework, including existing policy, programs and both current and new funding. The discussion will be guided by the housing continuum, including programs that address homelessness, affordable rental housing, workforce housing and home ownership.
11:30 am Working Lunch and Table Discussions -
After grabbing a delicious lunch, participants will break tables by subject to discuss programs and policies pertinent to specific topics. Everyone will be able to participate in 2-3 table discussions. Discussions will be facilitated by DOH, CHFA, and Housing Colorado representatives.
1) Homeless Solutions
2) Voucher and rental assistance programs
3) Tax-credit based rental housing development
4) Non-tax credit rental housing development
5) Modular housing
6) Home ownership programs
7) Land banking
8) Other topics left off this list
1:00 pm Community Discussions -
Participants will sit with members of their community and develop a short (3-5) list of the highest housing priorities in their community. DOH, CHFA, and Housing Colorado will be on hand to take notes and identify funding and programmatic gaps, technical assistance needs, and resource requests.
2:00 pm Report Out and Wrap Up -
Each community will be asked to share their work with the group and hopefully generate a lively discussion resulting in strategic steps for the most promising projects under discussion.
3:00 pm Adjourn
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