2022 Summer Engagement & Outreach - Division of Housing

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2022 Summer Engagement & Outreach - Division of Housing Fact Sheet

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2022 Legislation

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Read more on SB22-159

Concerning the creation of a revolving loan fund within the division of housing in the department of local affairs to make investments in transformational affordable housing, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

$150,000,000

Local Governments, For Profit Developers, Community Partners (Non-Profits), or Political Subdivisions

Urban, Rural and Rural Resort 

Eligible Activities

  • Housing Infrastructure        
  • Gap Financing            
  • Homeownership / For Sale Housing
  • Preservation            
  • Energy Improvements        
  • Property Conversions
  • Workforce Housing
  • Land Banking
  • Permanent Supportive Housing

Loans made directly by DOH as well as 3rd party lending partners

Flexible loan terms and low-interest and below market rates
 

Read more on HB22-1304

Concerning state grants for investments in affordable housing at the local level, and, in connection therewith, creating the local investments in transformational affordable housing grant program and the infrastructure and strong communities grant program to invest in infill infrastructure projects that support affordable housing, and making an appropriation.

$138,000,000

Local Governments and Community Partners (Non-Profits)

Urban, Rural and Rural Resort 

Eligible Activities

  • Housing Infrastructure    
  • Gap Financing            
  • For Sale Housing           
  • Preservation            
  • Energy Improvements        
  • Property Conversions
  • Perm Supportive Housing    
  • Land Banking            
  • Eviction Legal Defense
  • Rental Assistance        
  • Remediation            
  • Accessibility

Read more on SB22-160

Concerning programs to preserve mobile home communities, and, in connection therewith, establishing a revolving loan and grant program to assist mobile home owners seeking to purchase their communities, and making an appropriation. 

$35,000,000

A group or association of mobile home (MH) owners or their assignees

Loan Program administered by 2-3 third party lenders

  • Acquisition and capital improvement financing

Grant Programs

  • Technical Assistance (TA)
    • Nonprofits to provide TA to eligible MH owners seeking to organize or purchase their park    
    • Long term affordability (lot rent assistance)

Read more on HB22-1287

Concerning protections for mobile home park residents, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. 

Protections for Mobile Home Park Residents (1287) - effective 10/1/2022

Mobile home park landlords cannot increase lot rent unless they:

  • Have an active registration with the Division of Housing;
  • Do not have any unpaid penalties; and
  • Have fully complied with any Final Agency Order(s) issued by the Division of Housing.

Division of Housing must collect additional information through park registration:

  • Property record/report to verify ownership
  • SOS certificate of good standing for any domestic/foreign LLC owner
  • Mailing addresses of homeowners 
  • Date and amount of last rent increase for each lot/home

Complaint program

  • Starting 10/1/2022, Division of Housing can investigate potential violations without a complaint
  • By 7/1/2024, additional parties can file complaints: residents who are not homeowners, local governments, and nonprofits

If a landowner closes part/all of a mobile home park, they must pay homeowners’:

  • Relocation costs;
  • In-place FMV of home; or
  • $7,500 (single section home) or $10,000 (multi-section home).  Starting 7/1/2024, DOH must post inflation-adjusted amounts on our website.

Mobile home park sales and home owners’ opportunity to purchase (OTP)

  • Clarifies ‘intent to sell,’ which starts notice and OTP period (from DOH rules)
  • Extends OTP period from 90 to 120 days
  • DOH must create standard form for sellers to give to homeowners to decline the OTP; sellers cannot distribute form for first 90 days (increased from 30)
  • Defines ‘good faith negotiation’ with homeowners
  • 120 days period can be ‘tolled’ for certain reasons, including a delay in getting financing, a req’d inspection/survey, or a DOH complaint
  • A majority of homeowners can assign their OTP to a public entity, which then has a right of first refusal to buy the park

Read more on HB22-1282

Concerning the creation of the innovative housing incentive program.

Supporting modular construction - 1282 became law on 5/20/2022

  • Working to expand staffing 
    • Plan reviews
    • Inspections
    • Administrative
  • Update process
    • Clarify responsibilities between manufacturer, seller, and installer
    • Improve dispute resolution

Read more on HB22-1242

Concerning the regulation of structures that are manufactured at a location that is not at the site where the structure is occupied, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Regulating tiny homes - 1242 becomes law on or around 8/10/2022

  • Effective 7/1/2023, tiny homes to be certified through a Statewide program
  • Designed for long-term residency, 400 sq. ft. or less, permanently constructed on a vehicle chassis, and installation on a temporary or permanent foundation 
  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
    • Appoint three new members
      • Two from tiny home industry 
      • One from energy conservation 
  • New staff

Read more on HB22-1377

Concerning the creation of the connecting Coloradans experiencing homelessness with services, recovery care, and housing supports grant program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. 

Grants to support communities to create proven responses to homelessness that are designed to connect people without stable housing to services, care, and housing. 

  • $105,000,000
  • Local Governments and Community Partners (Non-Profits)
  • Activities: 
    • Gap Financing:  Shelter, Transitional, Bridge, Long-Term, and Supportive Housing 
    • Recovery Care and Related Residential Programs
    • Affordable Home Ownership Assistance and Affordable Rental Housing
    • Security Deposits, Street Outreach, Supportive Services for Supportive Housing
    • Educational and Vocational Opportunities, Work-Based Learning Opportunities
    • Data Collection, Management, and Analysis ($5M maximum)
    • Coordination and Integration of Systems

Read more on HB22-1378

Concerning the Denver-metropolitan regional navigation campus grant to address homelessness, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Grant program to build or acquire, and facilitate a regional navigation campus to respond to and prevent homelessness. 

  • $50,000,000
  • Local Governments in Denver-Metro Area or a Community Partner (Non-Profit) in conjunction with local governments
  • Activities: 
    • Behavioral Health and Recovery-Oriented Services and Treatment
    • Medical and Dental Care
    • Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Supportive Housing
    • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Skills Training and Services
    • Benefits Enrollment
    • Services for Exiting Residential Facilities or At-risk of Homelessness

Read more on SB22-211

Concerning the repurposing of the Ridge View campus into a supportive residential community for people experiencing homelessness, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. 

Converting the Ridge View Campus into a recovery-oriented community for individual adults without stable housing who wish to focus on recovery from a substance use disorder will provide low-barrier access to comprehensive care and treatments and will allow people to recover and heal in a safe and stable environment.

  • $45,000,000
  • Activities: 
    • Transitional Housing
    • Continuum of Behavioral Health Services and Treatment
    • Medical Care
    • Vocational Training and Skill Development

Read more on HB22-1083

Concerning the creation of the Colorado homeless contribution income tax credit, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Tax expenditure intended to encourage taxpayers to make contributions to approved nonprofits providing certain qualifying activities to leverage financial contributions from Colorado residents and businesses to support providing appropriate housing and services to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness. 

  • $0 - Individual Income Tax Credits
  • Tax Paying Non-Profit Donors
  • Estimated Timeline:
    • June - October 2022 - Stakeholder Engagement and Program Development
    • October 2022 - Release new application/certification templates/site
    • November 2022 - Review Applications for Certification Determinations 
    • January 2023 - New Program Begins

Read more on HB22-1389

Concerning the creation of financial literacy and exchange program accounts, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Create the Colorado Financial Literacy and Equity Exchange (FLEX) Program, a voluntary program with the goal of granting financial security through education, employment, investment, housing stability, and social maturity for State Housing Voucher participants. 

  • $0
  • State Housing Voucher participants
  • Activities: 
  • Creates ability for DOH to offer incentive to voucher holders to increase earned income by offering such individuals:
  • A financial incentive to increase their earning in the form of an escrow-like savings account that grows as an individual’s earnings increase
  • Access to financial mentoring, life skills training, and asset management 

Read more on HB22-1362

Concerning the reduction of building greenhouse gas emissions, and, in connection therewith, requiring the director of the Colorado energy office and the executive director of the department of local affairs to appoint an energy code board that develops two model codes, requiring local governments and certain state agencies to adopt and enforce codes that are consistent with the model codes developed by the energy code board, creating the building electrification for public buildings grant program, creating the high-efficiency electric heating and appliances grant program, and establishing the clean air building investments fund.

Updating energy codes - 1362 becomes law once signed by Governor

  • By 1/1/2025, must adopt code that is achieves equivalent or better energy performance than the 2021 IECC
    • Including model electric ready and solar ready code language developed by the Energy Code Board 
  • By 1/1/2030, must adopt code that is equivalent to or better energy and carbon emissions performance than the model low energy and carbon code developed by the Energy Code Board