Monday, September 28, 2009

Recent projects funded in Southern Colorado

These were all originally announced in August 2009:

Alamosa County / San Luis Valley Housing Coalition – Housing Rehabilitation Program

$225,288 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in the San Luis Valley.

Alamosa County, on behalf of the San Luis Valley Housing Coalition, Inc. (SLVHC), was awarded a grant of $225,288 to support the SLVHC Housing Rehabilitation Program from October 2009 through September 2010. This program will administer twelve (12) housing rehabilitation projects and one (1) replacement homes in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Saguache, Mineral Counties and the Cities of Monte Vista and Del Norte. The SLVHC markets to potential program participants through other community organizations, the local governments and the building departments.


Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust – El Paso County Scattered Site Acquisition

$137,250 in HOME funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in El Paso County.

Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust (RMCLT) received a grant of $137,250 to support their on-going scattered-site homeownership program in Colorado Springs and El Paso County from October 2009 through September 2010. These funds will be used to assist with the acquisition of nine (9) properties. Through the Community Land Trust model, the RMCLT acquires and holds title to the land permanently and grants to the homeowner use of the land investment via a 99-year land lease that can be renewed for an additional 99 years. The RMCLT connects with potential homebuyers through the Realtor community, the City of Colorado Springs acquisition/rehabilitation program, and new homebuilders.

Huerfano County / South Central Council of Governments Housing Rehabilitation Program

$221,000 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties.

Huerfano County, on behalf of the South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG), was awarded a grant of $221,000 to continue the funding of their two-county (Huerfano and Las Animas) Single-Family, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. These grant funds will be used to provide low-interest loans for twenty (20) rehabilitation projects and two (2) essential repairs to households at 80% of the Area Median Income in these counties. This rehabilitation program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 1987 and has completed the rehabilitation of over 412 homes.

Prowers County / Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development – Housing Rehabilitation Program

$105,207 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Baca, Kiowa and Prowers Counties.

Prowers County, on behalf of the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED), received a grant of $105,207 to continue the funding of their three-county (Baca, Kiowa, and Prowers) Single-Family, Owner-Occupied (SFOO) Rehabilitation Program. These grant funds will be used to provide a minimum of the following; low-interest loans for 18 rehabilitation projects and 4 emergency repairs in these counties. This rehabilitation program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 1996 and has successfully completed the rehabilitation of over 250 homes.

Crowley County / Tri-County Housing and CDC – Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program

$372,196 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Bent, Crowley and Otero counties.

Crowley County, on behalf of the Tri-County Housing and Community Development Organization (TCHCDC), received a grant of $372,196 to continue the funding of their three-county (Bent, Crowley and Otero) Single-family, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program for households at 80% of Area Median Income or less through November 2009. The new grant funds will be used to provide low-interest loans for 18 rehabilitation projects and 10 essential repairs. This SFOO Rehabilitation Program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 1991 and has completed the rehabilitation of over 400 owner-occupied homes.