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The City of Greeley Community Development Department, Planning Division was recently awarded a grant for $187,500 from the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Recent legislation, State House Bill 1271 (HB21-1271) created a new competitive grant program for local government projects that exemplify innovative affordable housing strategies. More information on the DOLA grant program can be found at cdola.colorado.gov.

With this grant funding and City matching funds, the City of Greeley will work with a consultant to conduct a city-wide housing needs assessment and utilize the assessment results to develop a subarea plan with an affordable housing component. Future affordable housing projects within the subarea would be allowed an expedited development review process with reduced development application fees. The City’s long-range planning and neighborhood services team will manage the grant.