About this Program

The Colorado Affordable Housing Toolkit for Local Officials (“Toolkit”) was created through HB21-1271 to promote innovative solutions to the development of affordable housing across the state. Alongside the support and incentives offered by the Planning Grant and Incentives Grant Programs that are part of 1271, the Toolkit is intended to improve the ability of local officials to understand and respond to the unique sets of housing challenges their communities are facing. 

The Toolkit includes three primary forms of support for local officials:

  • Virtual and in-person training offerings to help local officials understand key housing programs, policies and concepts and work toward solutions in partnership with other local government staff.

  • A web resource (this website) that presents case studies, recorded versions of the trainings and an inventory of promising solutions to common housing challenges.

  • Technical assistance provided by expert consultants to advise and support communities in implementing these solutions.

The Toolkit was developed by the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners and Community Builders. It was informed by DOH staff, focus groups with elected officials representing different housing markets across the state, and a series of public listening sessions that DOH led in partnership with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA).

Although this website is a public resource and is freely available for anyone to use, the trainings and technical assistance are intended specifically for elected local officials or local government employees.

For more information on the Affordable Housing Toolkit for Local Officials, please contact:

Matt Long (720.822.7406, matt.long@state.co.us)

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