Press Release

Colorado Department of Local Affairs Supplies $168M in Rental Assistance, $79.5M for Affordable Housing

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH) as of September has paid over $168M in pandemic-related emergency rental assistance, and this summer issued a $50M notice of funding available for the acquisition of land and buildings for affordable housing in addition to approving $29.5M in developments and rehabilitation.

State Agencies Collectively Champion Colorado Main Streets

The Colorado Main Street program within the Department  of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Local Government (DLG) guides community-led downtown  revitalization through a customizable framework to focus efforts, energy and resources to  create more vibrant communities across the state. 

There are 71 Main Street program communities and affiliates across Colorado from the  eastern plains to the western slope, and each is unique in size, history and culture. They also  share a common element – enthusiastic stakeholders with a strong desire for community  revitalization. 

16 Regional Teams Identified for Rural Resiliency and Recovery Roadmaps Program Will Aid 169 Colorado Communities With Their Post-COVID Economic Recovery Efforts

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) have announced 16 regional teams, representing 169 rural communities, as participants in the Colorado Rural Resiliency and Recovery Roadmap program.

Colorado Department of Local Affairs Announces Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness, Awards $2.85M for Affordable Housing in May

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has announced that the national initiative Built for Zero has certified Fremont, Colorado as the 12th community in the country to functionally end veteran homelessness, and the Division of Housing (DOH) awarded $2.85M through the Colorado State Housing Board (SHB) for affordable housing in May.

Colorado Department of Local Affairs Launches New Rental Assistance Website, Awards $6.025M in Affordable Housing

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH) has published a new website to simplify obtaining emergency rental assistance as well as upcoming homeowner relief, and awarded $6.025M through the Colorado State Housing Board (SHB) for affordable housing in June.

Department of Local Affairs Updates Emergency Housing Programs, Receives Grant for Supportive Housing, Awards $2.06M for Affordable Housing in March

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH) in March launched the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), received $800K from Kaiser Permanente and awarded $2.06M for affordable housing.