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2022 Press Releases

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November 28, 2022
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.
November 23, 2022
The Governor’s Office of Governor Jared Polis, alongside the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), will proclaim November 2022 as Homeless Youth Awareness and Action Month in Colorado.
November 21, 2022
In a meeting on November 30, the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) will introduce its Housing Recovery Program in Grand County.

Press Releases (Pass Years)

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2021 Press Releases

December 22 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $8.6 Million in Energy Impact Grants

December 21 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $5.6 Million for Rural Economic Development Initiatives 

October 8 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs announces Main Street Open for Business, awards $6.7M to stimulate downtown investment

September 27 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs supplies $168M in rental assistance, $79.5M for affordable housing

September 8 - State Agencies Collectively Champion Colorado Main Streets

June 10 - 16 Regional Teams Identified for Rural Resiliency and Recovery Roadmaps Program will aid 169 Colorado communities with their post-COVID economic recovery efforts

June 1 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs announces Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness, awards $2.85M for affordable housing in May

May 28 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs launches new rental assistance website, awards $6.025M in affordable housing

April 30 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $3.69M for affordable housing in April

April 27 - Colorado gains eighth congressional seat with final Census population count of 5.77M

March 31 - Department of Local Affairs updates emergency housing programs, receives grant for Supportive Housing, awards $2.06M for affordable housing in March

March 24 - Colorado Main Street Launches Energy Project

March 17 - DOLA Awarded $2.3 Million Recovery Assistance Grant

March 15 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $13.28M in Energy Impact Grants

February 26 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $2.6M to support Colorado students and affordable housing in February

February 12 - State Framework Lays Path To Resilient Future In Colorado

January 29 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs processing $42M in housing assistance requests, awards $1.2M for affordable housing in January

January 14 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs Awards $7.14M to Communities Through Energy Impact Programs

2020 Press Releases

December 29 - Department of Local Affairs positioned to allocate $67.1M for pandemic relief, veterans’ assistance, affordable housing in Colorado

December 23 - COVID Pandemic Relief Program Provides Assistance For Small Businesses

November 23 - Colorado Departments of Local Affairs, Human Services, Healthcare Policy and Financing Release Statewide Homelessness Playbook

November 19 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $793K in Rural Economic Development grants

October 27 - Department of Local Affairs publishes Special Eviction Task Force report, receives additional $2.6M for COVID-19 rent relief, allocates $8M for affordable housing in October for Colorado

September 24 - Department of Local Affairs allocates $13.96M for affordable housing, eviction prevention and homeless relief in September for Colorado

August 28 - Department of Local Affairs August 2020 Housing Board Awards

August 14 - Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $16.8M to local governments through Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds

July 30Department of Local Affairs provides $23M in federal emergency rental assistance, affordable housing in July for Colorado / El Departamento de Asuntos Locales destina $23 millones en fondos federales para asistencia de emergencia en pago de renta y viviendas asequibles en julio para Colorado

June 25Department of Local Affairs grants $7.3M in May and June for affordable housing in Colorado

El Departamento de Asuntos Locales asigna $7.3 millones en mayo y junio para viviendas asequibles en Colorado

May 29 - Department of Local Affairs will allocate $275M in Coronavirus Relief Funds for Local Governments

May 20Department of Local Affairs Provides Renters, Landlords Model Repayment Agreement

Departamento de Asuntos Locales ofrece un acuerdo modelo de pago para los inquilinos y arrendadores

April 27 - Department of Local Affairs grants $9.5M for new affordable housing, allocates $3M in housing services for COVID-19 relief

April 1 - Everybody Counts on Census Day in Colorado

February 19 - Department of Local Affairs grants $7M in February for affordable housing inColorado, forms Strategic Housing Working Group

January 24 - Department of Local Affairs receives $1.4M in Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers, grants $4.5M for affordable housing in Colorado

2019 Press Releases
December 20, 2019

 

Department of Local Affairs grants $9.5M for affordable housing in Colorado

December 13, 2019

 

Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $17M to local governments through Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund

October 28, 2019

 

Department of Local Affairs grants $4.3M for affordable housing, receives national award for homelessness project

August 27, 2019

 

Department of Local Affairs awards $10.4M for affordable housing in Colorado

July 22, 2019

 

DOLA Notification of Funding for $6M in Census 2020 Grant Outreach Released

July 10, 2019

 

Tax credit for disability retrofits extended to more Colorado residents

June 12, 2019

 

Department of Local Affairs’, Division of Housing empowered with $78M by 2021

April 22, 2019

 

CO State Demography Office provides review of the newly released U.S. Census Bureau 2018 county estimates

April 17, 2019

 

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $19M in severance tax dollars to local governments

April 1, 2019

 

One Year out from Census Day 2020 - What is Colorado Doing?

January 16, 2019

 

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs submits their preliminary findings for the Colorado Residential Tax Assessment Rate Study

January 9, 2019

 

The Department of Local Affairs launched Home Modification Tax Credit Program

 
2018 Press Releases
December 20, 2018 The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $17M in severance tax dollars to local governments
November 26, 2018 The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $2M in severance tax dollars to local governments
November 2, 2018 Colorado recognizes November 2018 as Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month &, announces additional funding for youth experiencing homelessness
August 15, 2018 The Department of Local Affairs and Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Testified at the Legislative Audit Committee Hearing Earlier this week for the release of Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community Evaluation Final Report
August 10, 2018 The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $17.6M in severance tax dollars to local governments
June 20, 2018 The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards $1.9M in severance tax dollars to local governments
May 3, 2018 Colorado Department of Local Affairs announces new Main Street community
April 11, 2018 The Department of Local Affairs awards over $21.1M in severance tax dollars to local governments
March 22, 2018 CO State Demography Office provides review of recently released U.S. Census Bureau 2017 county estimates