2020 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Webinar (West of the Continental Divide)
How is COVID re-shaping housing in Colorado? Join Housing Colorado, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) for a presentation on the CARES act, state legislation and programming to assist communities. 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. Although virtual, we hope to recreate the sense of engagement and participation from previous sessions.
Location: This event will be in webinar format. We would like to request if you work/reside in counties west of the Continental Divide that you register for this event to ensure you are paired with similar counties for the discussion portion of this event.
Cost: This is a free webinar open to the public.
10:00 am Welcome and Introductions
10:10 am Agency reports:
Division of Housing, CHFA, and Housing Colorado will provide updates on new and existing programs, 2020 legislation, COVID-related funding, and 2020 ballot initiatives.
11:00 am Question and Answer
11:15 am Break
11:30 am Small group discussions #1:
Participants will break into small groups by geographic region. With a facilitator, groups will assess the current housing needs in their community and how funding, programs and legislation can help.
11:50 am Large group report out and a break
12:00 pm Small group discussions #2:
Participants will break into small groups based on topics selected during registration. Facilitators will guide the conversation on specific topic areas.
1) Homelessness prevention programs
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
12:20 pm Large group report out
12:30 pm Adjourn
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