Housing Assessment

This County-Wide Housing Needs Assessment provides statistical and narrative data identifying a housing profile
and demand analysis for Phillips County, Colorado, including each Community, as well as the rural areas of Phillips
County, identified in this Assessment as the “Balance of County.”

The Assessment describes the past, present and projected demographics, economic and housing conditions in the County
and includes a “Five-Year Housing Action Plan,” identifying recommended near-future housing projects.

The Housing Assessment was prepared for governmental entities and both public and private/non-profit businesses and
development entities within Phillips County and the surrounding areas, on behalf of Phillips County Economic
Development (PCED), by Hanna:Keelan Associates, P.C., a Nebraska-based community planning and research
consulting firm. A County-Wide Housing Steering Committee consisting of local housing stakeholders, as well as the
general citizenry of Phillips County, provided invaluable information throughout the development of this Housing Needs
Assessment.

The Phillips County & Communities County-Wide Housing Needs Assessment is comprised of information obtained
from both public and private sources. All demographic, economic and housing data for the County and each Community were
derived from the U.S. Census and the 2013-2017 American Community Survey. The projection of demographic, economic
and housing data was completed by the Consultant, with the use of these and secondary data sources.

To facilitate effective planning and implementation activities, housing demand projections were developed for
a five-year period. The implementation period for this Housing Needs Assessment will be January, 2020, to
January, 2025