Affordable housing, community development priorities

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2021 Annual Action Plan

The Community Development Division is developing the 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP) to guide affordable housing and community development priorities for the coming program year.

View 2021 Annual Action Plan DRAFT

The City receives approximately $5 million in federal funding per year to support affordable housing, homelessness prevention, economic development, non-profit assistance and neighborhood improvements for low-income populations. 

The City’s Community Development Division manages allocation of these funds, and invites the public to share their views on affordable housing and community development to help ensure the Annual Action Plan is responsive to the needs of our community. 

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

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.

Public Process

In early December 2020, more than 1,200 residents shared their opinion in a survey about how they would spend $5 million to help their community. Broad themes emerged in the areas of housing, emergency needs for food, rent and utilities, combating homelessness and supporting small businesses and have been incorporated into the 2021 draft Annual Action Plan.

Public Comment on draft 2021 Action Plan

The 30-day public comment period is Jan. 4- Feb. 3, 2021.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the 2021 draft Annual Action Plan to the City of Colorado Springs, Community Development Division, by emailing communitydevelopment@coloradosprings.gov. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. All comments received on or before February 3, 2021, will be considered by the City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division.

View 2021 Annual Action Plan DRAFT

January 20, 2021 live event

There will be two public meetings. 

  • Wed., Jan. 20, 1 – 2 p.m. 
  • Wed., Jan. 20, 6 – 7 p.m.

How to participate

December 2, 2020 live event presentation and materials

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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