Colorado’s rich heritage is evident in the communities that extend from the eastern plains to the western slope, from the southeast to the northwest corners of our state. While each region, county and municipality represents a range of interests and characteristics, all of Colorado’s communities are constantly changing, adapting and working to address the concerns of citizens. The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is the state agency that is available to help strengthen Colorado’s communities.
With the support of Governor John Hickenlooper and Colorado’s legislature, DOLA works in partnership with local governments and communities statewide to provide funding for projects and disaster recovery relief. We provide state and federal funding to private housing developers, housing authorities, and local governments to increase the inventory of affordable housing, and work diligently to help our state’s most vulnerable population to remove them from homelessness. DOLA also provides expertise through robust technical assistance programs to help with community planning, property taxation, and tax appeals.
This website is designed to connect you with all of the resources available through the Department of Local Affairs. We look forward to serving you.
The Department of Local Affairs is responsible for strengthening Colorado’s local communities and building capacity by providing strategic training, research, technical assistance, and funding to localities.
There are five separate divisions in DOLA which are described in the organization chart below.