Press Release

The Department of Local Affairs Awards More Than $24M For Affordable Housing Choices in Development Across the State of Colorado

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through the Division of Housing’s State Housing Board, has voted on and awarded more than 24 million dollars in funding to bring more affordable housing options to Coloradans across the state.

After Serving More Than 36,000 Households, the State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program Will Accept Applications for Two More Weeks

After serving over 36,000 households, with over 70% of whom have 50% Area Median Income (AMI) or less, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) will no longer accept emergency rental assistance applications after 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2022.

The Department of Local Affairs Allocates Over $4.7M Into Economic Development Initiatives Across 26 Communities in Colorado

Since the passage of the statute, and the first stimulus supported grant cycle being awarded in October 2021, the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has directly allocated $4,733,626 into supporting the economic development of existing communities across the state of Colorado. With 26 rural community-driven projects, these program dollars have demonstrated enhanced local economic impact through the positive outcomes in Colorado towns/cities and for their residents.

Colorado’s Main Street: Open for Business Grant Has Helped Local Businesses By Providing $6.7M to Towns Across The State

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) received applications totaling more than $21M in requests. Of that $21M, $6.7M was used to fund proposed projects in 16 communities for 102 businesses, with 65 of these being small disadvantaged businesses enterprises (DBEs).

The Department of Local Affairs Awards More Than $149M in Funding For Housing Recovery and Resiliency Efforts Across the State of Colorado

Over the past year, the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has awarded and allocated almost $130M through HB21-1329 and SB21-242, and almost $150M overall, for housing recovery and resiliency efforts across Colorado.

The Department of Local Affairs Will Hold a Public Hearing for the Marshall Fire and Straight Line Winds Event’s Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery

Following the devastating Marshall Fire and Straight Winds Event on December 30, 2021, the State of Colorado received an initial congressional allocation of Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs will be holding a Public Hearing to provide an overview of the Action Plan and to give the public opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.