Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Some recent grants awarded to regions in Southern Colorado

$225,288 Award for Alamosa County / San Luis Valley Housing Coalition – Housing Rehabilitation Program

DOLA's Division of Housing has announced that $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.

$221,000 award for development of Huerfano County / South Central Council of Governments Housing Rehabilitation Program

DOLA's Division of Housing has announced that $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.

$185,755 award for development of Otero County / Tri-County Housing and CDC – Housing Rehabilitation Program

DOLA's Division of Housing has announced that $185,755 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Bent, Crowley, and Otero Counties.

Otero County, on behalf of the Tri-County Housing and Community Development Organization (TCHCDC), was awarded a grant of $185,755 to continue the funding of their three-county (Bent, Crowley and Otero) Self-Help, Single-family, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program for households at 80% of Area Median Income or less. The new grant funds will be combined with other sources to provide low-interest loans for eight self-help rehabilitation projects. These grant funds are combined with Rural Develop low-interest mortgages to assist first-time buyers become home owners. All households must attend first-time homebuyer training and contribute at least 20 hours a week of labor. This self-help housing rehabilitation program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 2005 and has completed a total of 25 homes to date.

$105,207 award for development of the Prowers County / Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development – Housing Rehabilitation Program

DOLA's Division of Housing has announced that $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.

$372,196 award for development of the Crowley County / Tri-County Housing and CDC – Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program

DOLA's Division of Housing has announced that $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.