POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 2014
DOH to focus on flood recovery efforts during postponement
January 6, 2014
DENVER – the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) is postponing the next regularly scheduled State Housing Board meeting until March, 2014. During this break, DOH is focusing its efforts on the flood recovery, finishing the flood impact assessment on housing and working with local communities to develop housing recovery plans which will define how the recently announced U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds can be used.
The HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced nearly $63 million to the State of Colorado to help communities recover from severe storms in September that produced devastating floods and mudslides. The recovery funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) to support long-term disaster recovery efforts for housing, infrastructure and economic development in areas with the greatest extent of ‘unmet need,’ primarily in Boulder, Weld and Larimer Counties.
Please see the link with the fully disclosed disaster recovery HUD press release here: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2013/HUDNo.13-182
DOH staff project reviews and the State Housing Board meetings will reconvene in March, 2014.
CPWD's Mainstream Voucher Program News:
The Division of Housing (DOH) has been asked by the Center for People with Disabilities (CPWD) in Boulder and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to accept the voluntary transfer of CPWD’s 5 Year Mainstream Voucher Program effective January 1, 2014.
PIH notice 2012-11 Subject:
Process for Public Housing Agency Voluntary Transfers and Consolidations of Housing Choice Vouchers, Five-Year Mainstream Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers and Project-Based Certificates states:
Application Process for Transfers and Consolidations:
At least 90 days before the requested effective date of the voluntary transfer or consolidation both the divesting and receiving PHAs must submit letters to their respective field offices indicating agreement upon the part of the PHAs of the transfer or consolidation and the date upon which the PHAs would like the transfer to occur. All transfers must have an effective date of either January 1st or July 1st of a given calendar year (CY); however, HUD will determine whether there are compelling business reasons to make an exception to this requirement. No transfers or consolidations may be retroactive.
The letters must be signed by their respective Executive Directors with an accompanying board resolution. If the PHA is a unit of local government, the appropriate authorized official must sign the letter.
Given the need for a 90 day notice to HUD, we respectfully request the State Housing Board’s approval of the voluntary transfer of the Center for People with Disabilities 5-Year Mainstream Voucher Program of 75 units to DOH.
Materials: Board RESOLUTION for CPWD transfer.docx
Information about the State Housing Board:
The Colorado State Housing Board was created in 1970 to advise the General Assembly, the Governor, and the Division of Housing on Colorado housing needs. The seven-member State Housing Board reviews financing requests, adopts regulations governing factory built structures and multifamily housing in counties with no building codes. The Board also sponsors research reports for use by the public, legislators, and the Governor. The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at 1313 Sherman St., Room 318, Denver, CO 80203, unless otherwise noted in the Board Packet.
Beginning May, 2010 State Housing Board meeting minutes are being kept audio files and will be made available soon. Meeting packets contain only the items to be considered at each meeting and reflect whether projects reviewed at the previous meeting were approved.