• Kathy Smith

HOUSING NEWS--July 2021

Updated: Aug 2


Golden United’s Housing Task Force Meeting

Canceled for August


Learn about Golden’s Zoning Code Rewrite on Guiding Golden.


Learn about Golden’s proposed lodging tax measure on Guiding Golden.


Learn about Golden’s Retail Marijuana Ballot Question on Guiding Golden.


Read Golden’s Strategic Action Plan Progress Report (July 2021).


Check Out These Housing Short Videos!

Housing Videos


New Resources!


National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Out of Reach 2021-Colorado

The 2-bedroom Housing Wage for zip code 80401 is $29.23.

This means that a renter in Golden needs to earn $29.23/hr to afford

a 2-bedroom rental at the Fair Market Rent.



From Conflict to Compassion: A Colorado Housing Development Blueprint for Transformational Change

Brought to you by The Common Sense Institute

Ideas that Work, If We Let Them

“These options for policymakers to consider come from a broad range of housing professionals in our state; the people doing the work. We have seen some of these ideas in play in other cities and so we dug into how they worked and what could work differently in our state.

1. Prioritize the Use of Public Property for the Development of Mixed-Use Affordable Housing

2. Prioritize Homes Over Parking Spaces and Create Greater “Use By Right” Zoning Overlays

3. Unlock Large and Non-Traditional Sites for Housing Development (e.g., Malls and Large Retail Sites)

4. Utilize Community Land Trusts to Create and Maintain Affordable Home Ownership

5. Allow for Accessory Dwelling Units - An Important Step Towards Standardization

6. Expedite the Review, Permitting and Public Hearing Scheduling Processes for Qualified Projects

7. Reduce or Waive Impact Fees for Qualified Projects

8. Introduce Other Forms of Capital in Addition to Low Income Housing Tax Credits”



Colorado’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Updates

There is a new website for tenants and landlords

Additionally, tenants and landlords can now CALL or TEXT questions or application documents to 1-888-480-0066 / M - F 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Saturdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm



Homeownership Assistance Fund (HAF) is Coming Soon

U.S. Department of Treasury information

Colorado will have $175 million to address homeownership needs.


Golden Community

Regional Houselessness Conversations

Share your questions, ideas, and thoughts about issues involving our Houseless community with city leadership.

Learn more on Guiding Golden.


Tuesday, August 3 from 6 to 7:30 pm in Council Chambers and online.

This meeting’s focus is for the City to respond and talk about some local causes of homelessness and what the City is doing about it. There will be a panel to speak on the topic including our Police Chief, Homeless Navigator, the City’s legal counsel, community representatives, and more.


Visit Golden’s Homelessness Resources webpage.

Learn more about Safe Parking.


A comprehensive Jefferson County 2019 survey found nearly 1,000 people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Report


In Case You Missed the

Housing Is Preventative Medicine Webinar

A Community Conversation about the relationships between housing security and mental and physical health.

Co-sponsored by Golden United and Golden Community Partners.


Link to Webinar Recording

For More Information



Mobile Home Owners


August webinar topic will be Ask a Lawyer

Saturday, August 21 from 10:30-noon

Register at www.9to5.org/mhparights and you will receive the Zoom link by email

Call-in:

669-900-6833 (Meeting ID: 849 3263 8649)


NEW Resource for Mobile Home Owners

Mobile Home Park Organizing Guidebook

www.colorado.edu/law/mobile-home-park-organizing-guidebook

Prepared by the Sustainable Community Development Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School

This Guidebook is designed to help mobile home owners and residents

organize within their communities.

Organizing tips

Best practices

Sample documents


Visit the Webpage for Mobile Home Owners in Jeffco

Brought to you by the Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO)


View Previous Webinar Recordings and Slides


Colorado's Oversight Program for mobile home parks

https://cdola.colorado.gov/mobile-home-park-oversight


READ ABOUT the 2 new resident-owned communities in Colorado!

River View Mobile Home Park in Durango

Sans Souci Mobile Home Park in Boulder County


This training is co-hosted by Together Colorado, 9to5 Colorado, Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO), Jefferson Unitarian Church Community Action Network (JUC CAN), and Golden United. It is made possible by a grant from Community First Foundation.


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