Friday, April 17, 2009

Gilpin County receives CDBG grant of $52,460

DOLA's Division of Housing has announced that $52,460 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Gilpin County.

Gilpin County received a CDBG grant of $52,460 to conduct a county-wide Housing Needs Assessment. This will be the first ever assessment done of the housing needs in Gilpin County. It will address the economic and demographic framework, housing inventory, housing market conditions, housing problems, special needs, housing gaps and estimated needs as outlined in the Colorado Division of Housing template, with an emphasis on lower income communities. A full written report will be provided to the CDOH that will cover primary data collection and interpretation as well as specific issues that the local community requested, especially regarding senior citizens.