Residents invited to share views on affordable housing, community development priorities

In Progress

Annual Action Plan LIVE Event

Dec. 2, 2020 6–7 p.m.   

Attendance is free and requires an internet connection with a current web browser. The meeting will include closed captions in English, Spanish and Korean. To request another interpreter for the meeting, please call (719) 385-6876 or email communitydevelopment@coloradosprings.gov at least 48 hours before the start time. Interpreters are provided by request at no cost to the requestor.*                            

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Survey

You can take the survey online or text 719-838-5204 with your answer to the question What would you do with $5 million to help your community?

The survey will be open through December 4, 2020.

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What would you do with $5 million to help your community?

The Community Development Division needs to prioritize how to spend approximately $5 million to support affordable housing, homelessness prevention, economic development, non-profit assistance and neighborhood improvements for low-income populations. The City receives this money through a federal block grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City receives approximately $5 million per year to support affordable housing, homelessness prevention, economic development, non-profit assistance and neighborhood improvements for low-income populations. To help ensure the Annual Action Plan is responsive to the needs of our community the public is invited to:

  • Learn how this funding impacts our community
  • Share views on community needs and priorities
  • Share how the pandemic has affected residents

You can help us prioritize how these funds will be used by telling us how you would use $5 million to help your community. There are two ways to participate. You can give us your feedback by attending our virtual meeting or completing a short survey.

While the 2021 total grant amount has yet to be determined, the City is planning for the strategic investment of these funds for high-poverty neighborhoods and vulnerable populations. These funds come through three programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.

The City’s Community Development Division manages these funds and awards them to local agencies and non-profits. The Community Development staff invites the public to learn about the impact of the funds as well as share their views on affordable housing and community development priorities to help ensure the Annual Action Plan is responsive to the needs of our community. The City also wants to hear how residents’ needs and priorities may have changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Annual Action Plan

The Annual Action Plan identifies the priorities for use of HUD funds. The current Action Plan can be viewed here: https://coloradosprings.gov/community-development/page/community-development-action-plan.

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*In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.  Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this hearing should make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.  Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 or Relay Colorado at 800-659-3656 (voice) or 800-659-2656 (TTY).

Please contact (719) 385-5912 or CommunityDevelopment@coloradosprings.gov for more information


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