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 ​2019-20 Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing 

DOH is continuing its coordinated effort with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to increase the production of Supportive Housing (SH) for people experiencing homelessness with complex needs. 

Applicants should respond to this RFA for any Supportive Housing project in the State of Colorado that intends to apply to DOH and/or CHFA for any of the following: DOH Rental Assistance Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs), DOH Loan or Grant Assistance for Affordable Housing Development, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), State Affordable Housing Tax Credits (AHTCs), CHFA Permanent Loans, or Private Activity Bonds. 

DHA and HOST will use this RFA and applicant responses as part of their broader application and review process for any of the following: DHA Rental Assistance Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs), DHA's D3 (DHA Delivers for Denver) Bond Program, HOST Development Gap Funding, and HOST Tenancy Support Services Funding. 

2019-20 Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing Application

CSH Dimensions of Quality Checklist


  • RFA is used to review all SH projects for any DOH and CHFA resources
  • DOH will award Project-Based Vouchers and Tenancy Support Services funding directly from this RFA.
  • Round #1 - Letter of Intent due 1/10/2020; Applications due 2/3/2020
  • Round #2 - Letter of Intent due 6/01/2020; Applications due 8/3/2020
  • Projects not covered in Round #1 and Round #2 - Applications accepted on a monthly basis ​

Informational Session Webinar:

December 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MST.

Webinar presentation (audio)


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Tenancy Support Services for Supportive Housing Request for Applications (RFA)

Tenancy Support Services (TSS) are housing-related activities and services that support an individual or household’s ability to prepare for and transition to housing, and support the individual or household in being a successful tenant in the housing arrangement and thus able to sustain tenancy.

TSS are critical to the implementation of Supportive Housing. In partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), the Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing (DOH) is making at least $1,300,000 in TSS available to existing Supportive Housing programs. This may be adjusted depending upon funding availability and amount of quality applications. 

Tenancy Support Services RFA Application



  • Supports the implementation of existing Supportive Housing projects
  • 50% of a Supportive Housing program’s annual TSS costs or $3,600 per household per year 
  • Covers tenancy support activities not eligible for billing to other funding sources
  • Letter of Intent due 1/10/2020; Applications due 2/10/2020

Informational Session Webinar:

December 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. MST.

Webinar Presentation



Recovery-Oriented Housing Request for Applications (RFA)

Substance Use Disorders impact thousands of individuals and families across Colorado. The destructive nature of substance use disorders and the influence of active addiction on behavior can result in homelessness and recurring involvement in justice systems, emergency and inpatient health care systems.

The aim of this RFA, funded through the Colorado House Bill 19-1009 and informed by Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, Trauma-Informed Care, and Supportive Housing best practices, is to create non-time limited, affordable housing combined with adequate access to services for Eligible Participants;

(I) an individual with a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, or co-occurring behavioral health disorder who is transitioning from the Department of Corrections, the Division of Youth Services in the Department of Human Services, a mental health institute, a psychiatric hospital, or a county jail into the community; or

(II) an individual who is homeless or in an unstable housing environment and is transitioning from a residential treatment program or is engaged in the Community Transition Specialist Program.

Recovery-Oriented Housing RFA Application


  • DOH will award up to 71 tenant-based rental assistance vouchers
  • Minimum award size is 10 vouchers; maximum award size is 40 vouchers
  • 50% of a Supportive Housing program’s annual TSS costs or $3,600 per household per year 
  • Letter of Intent due 1/10/2020; Applications due 2/17/2020

Informational Session Webinar:

December 17, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST.

Webinar presentation (audio)




Homeless Prevention Activities Program 2020 - 2021 Request for Applications (RFA)

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing (DOH) is requesting applications for 2020-2021 Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP) which utilizes funding received by voluntary contributions designated on state income tax return forms to assist in preventing individuals and families from becoming homeless.  

Homeless prevention activities shall provide, but need not be limited to:

(a) Assistance in avoiding eviction and foreclosure from an apartment or home;
(b) Counseling for families and persons to prevent them from becoming homeless;
(c) Mediation services to assist persons in avoiding eviction and foreclosure;
(d) Programs that assist persons who are in danger of becoming homeless in obtaining
services and information;
(e) Referrals to and assistance in obtaining job-training, job-counseling, or information
about job openings

Homeless Prevention Activities Program RFA Application 


HPAP RFA Budget Form

Applications due February 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. MST
Informational Session Webinar:
January 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Call-in number: 1 (669) 900-6833
Gaelyn Coyle-Joseph at 

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