NoCo Housing NOW, a self-proclaimed ‘coalition of the willing’ among Northern Colorado’s housing leaders, recently hosted an event at The Ranch Budweiser Event Center titled, ‘Moving the Needle – Transcending Talk to Action’. The event featured elected leaders from some of Colorado’s largest communities including Greeley, Fort Collins, and Windsor as well as representatives from Chamber of Commerces, Larimer and Weld County, and other organizations.
Greeley was well-represented at this hybrid meeting to discuss what is being done to address affordable housing challenges.
Greeley Councilmember Tommy Butler shared details on several Greeley housing projects and some successes in affordable housing. Greeley’s recent affordable housing projects include Immaculata Plaza II (30 new units for seniors), Copper Platte (224 new units for families), Hope Springs (nearly 500 new units planned), and Hoshiko Gardens (60 new units for families). He also shared what Greeley has done to modify the City’s development code and enact a creative water policy to assist with costs.
The event was also attended by the City’s Economic Health & Housing Director, Benjamin Snow, among other leaders in Northern Colorado’s housing ecosystem.