Denver’s draft housing plan for the neediest

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Highlights:

  • Draft Action Plan for affordable housing being presented.
  • Two public hearing scheduled for early in December.
  • Final draft is in January.
Denver-based Mercy Housing provides 66 affordable rental units at the Aromor Apartment at 1309 Grant St.

Denver-based Mercy Housing provides 66 affordable rental units at the Aramor Apartments at 1309 Grant St.

Next month, Denver citizens will have an opportunity to review a draft of a plan for those with extremely low to moderate incomes or special needs.

The Denver Office of Economic Development will present a draft of the 2015 Action Plan of the city’s Consolidated Plan during two public meetings:

  •  Monday, Dec. 1, Noon–3:30 p.m. Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4.G.2
  •  Tuesday, Dec. 2,  6–7:30 p.m. Denver Police Station, District 1 1311 W. 46th Ave.

The 2015 Action Plan is the third action plan of the city’s five-year Consolidated Plan (2013–2017).  The plan is required for the city to receive housing and community development federal funding.

The plan identifies proposed activities to be funded through the following federal programs:

  •  Community Development Block Grant Program;
  • HOME Investment Partnership Program;
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program;
  • And Emergency Shelter Grant programs.

The Action Plan includes information about the overall goals and objectives for the upcoming year with a description of available resources and proposed actions to address identified needs.

All proposed activities and projects are intended to primarily benefit Denver residents who have extremely low, low and moderate incomes, as well as special needs populations including the elderly, homeless populations, individuals with disabilities and those with HIV/AIDS.

Denver’s Consolidated Plan has funded homeownership and rental assistance programs, construction of community centers, sidewalk and alley improvements, economic development programs and programs that assist special needs populations.

The draft plan is available for public comment through Dec. 17. The final draft will be available in January.

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