2020 Event Resources
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2020 Educational Event Resources


August 2020: 50 Ways to (NOT) Lose Your Money Webinar

This webinar will focus on how HUD sub-recipients, developers, and others in the affordable housing community can identify when HUD Relocation Requirements are triggered by Federal dollars in a project. Our presenter, who has over 20 years experience in providing relocation assistance on HUD funded projects, will also highlight the most common, intuitive yet completely erroneous stakeholder assumptions that can (and do) jeopardize HUD participation.

Watch the presentation recording and download the presentation slides (PDF)

August 2020: Summer Outreach & Engagement

Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH)
Colorado Finance and Housing Authority (CHFA)

The 2020 focus of these free, public, annual summer events: How is COVID re-shaping housing in Colorado? Participants heard from each organization on policies, programs, and recent housing-related legislation. Through facilitated discussions, participants provided 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.

Watch the presentation recordings and download the presentation slides (PDF)

August 2020: Community-Led Strategies to Combat Resident Displacement

Join Housing Colorado for a presentation highlighting the efforts of a resident-led group that is taking on the challenge of finding a pathway to home ownership for low-income families and/or helping them ‘stay in place’ in the Westwood neighborhood. The session highlights a community-led model and the strategies they are creating for this Denver neighborhood. Participants will learn how community-led initiatives work that are focused on displacement and affordable housing issues as well as new and creative strategies for addressing displacement.

View the webinar recording and Download the presentation slides (PDF)


June 2020: Virtual Site Tour - Arroyo Village

Arroyo Village is the first ever project of its kind in Colorado to encompass a continuum of care for people experiencing homelessness that includes everything from a homeless shelter to workforce housing.

The project is a partnership between Rocky Mountain Communities and The Delores Project and contains a 60-bed homeless shelter, 35 one-bedroom apartment units of permanent supportive housing, and 95 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom workforce apartment units. In addition to the project’s design and construction features, counseling and support services are integrated into both indoor and outdoor amenities. The entire property was conceived, designed, and built utilizing a Trauma Informed Design perspective, and guests of the shelter were a part of the design process to ensure the entire building assists individuals on moving towards resiliency and healing.

View the recording of the virtual site tour and download the presentation slides (PDF)

Additional research about Trauma Informed Design: Designing for Healing Dignity and Joy (PDF) from Shopworks Architecture, Group 14 Engineering, and University of Denver Center for Housing and Homelessness Research.


June 2020: Collaborative Research Program for a DHA Redevelopment Project

Housing policy is public health policy: where people live, who people live and interact with, and what people’s neighborhoods look like affect health in multiple ways. Denver’s Sun Valley Public Housing community is currently being developed through a Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant, and health improvements are a central focus of the redevelopment project. This webinar highlights best practices for this type of interdisciplinary, community-engaged research partnership to examine the impacts of redevelopment on health and social outcomes.

View the recording of the presentation
and download the PDF presentation.

June 2020: Talk Saves Lives - Suicide Prevention for Property Managers

Join Housing Colorado and presenter Chris Peterson with Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority for an introduction to suicide prevention that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what we can do to fight suicide within our communities. Learn the risks and warning signs of suicide and how to help prevent it. There will also be a discussion about self-care.

Download the PDF presentation.

May 2020: Virtual Site Tour - The Summit at Eaton Senior Communities

Join Housing Colorado for a virtual site tour of The Summit at Eaton Senior Communities, which opened in September 2019 as a unique solution to addressing the forgotten middle for older adults. Eaton Senior Communities is a locally-owned and operated non-profit senior living provider with 40 years of experience. The new community is located 1 mile from Belmar Shopping District and is centrally located to the Denver-Metro Area. The development offers a service-rich environment including: life enrichment services, social activities, service coordination, wellness services and mission & ministry services. To address the under-served forgotten middle, the community has both project-based voucher apartments as well as affordable market-rate apartments.

View the recording of the virtual site tour and download the PDF presentation.

April 2020: Virtual Spring Site Tour - Elevate @ Pena Station

Join Housing Colorado for a virtual site tour of Elevate @ Pena Station! Located just two short blocks off the Pena Station A Line light rail stop to Denver International Airport (DIA) in northeast Denver, Elevate @ Pena Station is the first of its kind in Colorado, offering Class A, workforce rental housing. Completed in 2019, Elevate @ Pena is situated in an up and coming community with new retail, hotels, offices and new residences being built swiftly around it. The development consists of five, 3-story buildings including 218 apartment units of rental housing.

View the recording of the virtual site tour and download the PDF presentations from MGL Partners, Parikh Stevens Architecture, and Elevate Property Management.


April 2020: 2020 Census and Affordable Housing

This webinar reviews why the 2020 census matters to housing organizations and discusses how to ensure that the most at-risk populations get counted, especially in the time of COVID-19.

Data from the 2020 Census informs decisions for allocating more than $675 billion in federal funding for dozens of public programs, including affordable housing.

Learn how taking 5 minutes to give your response and enabling those you serve to respond can positively impact your community for the next ten years.

Click here to view the webinar recording, and download the PDF presentation here.

You can also view regularly updated census response rates here.


March 2020: Opportunity Zones and Housing

Through the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, federal agencies are working to better coordinate their programs and resources to spur revitalization in distressed communities across the country. Outside of private capital investment in Opportunity Zones, communities and individuals may be able to take advantage of the council’s efforts to help support their local priorities and goals. Participants will learn about the tips and tools to access OZ funding for their affordable housing projects.

Click here to view the webinar recording, and download the PDF presentation here.


January 2020: Advocacy in Action

With the 2020 Colorado General Session upon us, you may be wondering how proposed legislation affects your organization and those you serve. Locating information can be confusing, and approaching legislators may be daunting. This webinar seeks to empower you to become an effective advocate on affordable housing issues.  

The webinar covers the following topics: 

  • How to locate your elected officials and their contact information
  • How to initiate conversations with elected officials
  • How to talk about the policies that impact your organization and those you serve
  • How to establish long-term relationships and position yourself as a valuable resource

During the legislative session, Housing Colorado will provide bill reports, legislative alerts, and opportunities to testify. Participants of this webinar will be surprised to learn how accessible state lawmakers are and how easy it can be to effectively communicate your organization’s interests.  

Click here to view the webinar recording, and download the PDF presentation here.

Interested in upcoming Housing Colorado events? Visit the event calendar here.


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