Housing

DOLA works with local communities to ensure citizens displaced from their homes access resources that help families and individuals rebuild, relocate and find permanent housing.

The CDBG-DR housing programs are administered through partnerships with local governments, housing authorities, communities and volunteer-driven nonprofit organizations to deliver services to the most heavily impacted areas.

 

 

Housing Programs


  • Disaster Recovery Temporary Rental Assistance
    The Temporary Rental Assistance and Relocation program provides relocation costs and a temporary rent subsidy for low-income flood impacted households.
  • Disaster Recovery Housing Purchase (Down Payment Assistance)
    Housing Purchase provides Down Payment Assistance (DPA) in the form of a deferred loan or grant based on eligibility to low-income flood impacted households.
  • Disaster Recovery Housing Repairs (Single-Family Rehabilitation)
    Housing Repairs provides for rehabilitation and/or structural relocation for homeowners in the form of a deferred loan or grant based on eligibility.
  • Disaster Recovery Clearance & Demolition
    Clearance and Demolition is available where concentrated damage to groups of housing structures are unsound and pose health and safety risks to the surrounding community and must be removed in order to promote comprehensive recovery.
  • Disaster Recovery Home Access
    The Home Access Program provides a resource for homeowners and renters who are  unable to access their homes due to damage to roads that are non-county maintained.
  • Disaster Recovery Housing Construction
    Housing Construction is available for both single-family housing projects as well as multifamily housing construction. It can include new construction and land acquisition. The State offers preference for new construction multifamily projects serving the homeless, domestic violence, and other special needs.
 

Profiles


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The Soto Family, Longmont.

Many flood-impacted communities have struggled with the loss of affordable housing.  People who lost their homes have had to move in with family members or relocate outside of the area until housing becomes available. This is particularly stressful for families with children who are displaced from both their home and their school.

CDBG-DR awarded a $4 million dollar grant to Habitat for Humanity of Colorado to support construction projects that they and their affiliates are doing throughout disaster impacted areas.  The St. Vrain affiliate of Habitat has served multiple households impacted by the 2013 floods.

One of those households belongs to Jose and Florino Soto and their four daughters. The Soto’s mobile home of nine years in Longmont and all of their possessions were destroyed in the flood. Working with Habitat for Humanity has enabled them to rebuild and re-establish roots. CDBG-DR funding is helping to get families like the Soto’s back on their feet.