July 2021
CHFA eNews
in this issue
  • Thank You Co-sponsors of Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act
  • 2021 Statewide Engagement and Outreach Meetings Start in August
  • Pueblo Creates Stakeholder Group to Address Housing Challenges
  • CHFA Grants $50,000 to Address Food Access in Geographically Isolated Areas
  • Energy Resource Colorado Receives $25,000 Donation From CHFA
  • Habitat For Humanity of Teller County Completes Innovatively Built Trailhead Townhomes
  • College Scholarship Opportunity Available to Support Undocumented Students: Deadline July 31
  • Affordable Housing Grand Openings and Groundbreakings
  • CHFA Supports Partner Events Around Colorado
thank you co-sponsors of affordable housing credit improvement act
CHFA recognizes and expresses its appreciation to Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-CD7), Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-CD2), and Senator Michael Bennet for co-sponsoring the 2021 Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 2573/ S. 1136). With their co-sponsorship, Congressmen Perlmutter, Neguse, and Senator Bennet join a bipartisan coalition of legislators working to advance solutions to the affordable housing crisis. 
2021 statewide engagement and outreach meetings start in august
This summer, CHFA will partner with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Housing (DOH) and Housing Colorado to host four Statewide Outreach Events. This series will provide insight on policies, programs, and recent legislation related to housing, and help communities identify and meet needs. 
pueblo creates stakeholder group to address housing challenges
The Pueblo Community Commission on Housing and Homelessness recently convened the Pueblo Affordable Housing Cohort to explore affordable housing initiatives and opportunities in the region. CHFA’s Caroline Trani serves as co-chair of the cohort. 
chfa grants $50,000 to address food access in geographically isolated areas
CHFA recently awarded the Montezuma Food Coalition a $25,000 donation with a commitment to provide an additional matching donation of up to $25,000 to support its ShareHouse Community Food Center. The ShareHouse will provide food distribution and meet many food-related needs for Montezuma County, serving residents that include the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and those living in the northeast region of the Navajo Nation.
energy resource colorado receives $25,000 donation from chfa
To support Energy Resource Center’s work to provide free home energy upgrades to households experiencing low income, CHFA was proud to donate $25,000. ERC’s mission is to improve home energy efficiency, conserve energy, promote health, increase comfort, and expand Coloradans' quality of life.
Habitat for Humanity of Teller County recently unveiled Trailhead Townhomes, which will provide 18 new townhomes in Woodland Park. The Trailhead Townhomes community is the first of its kind in Colorado, using an innovative model that incorporates energy efficiency, natural disaster protection, and a volunteer-friendly build approach.
college scholarship opportunity available to support undocumented students: deadline july 31
The San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center (SLVIRC) is offering a new college scholarship opportunity. The Zoila Gomez Si Se Puede Scholarship will grant up to $2,000 each to DACA/undocumented undergraduate or graduate students to help pay for higher education expenses. The application deadline is July 31, 2021.
affordable housing grand openings and groundbreakings
Several affordable housing developments have recently celebrated groundbreakings and grand openings around Colorado, including:

  • AVi @ Olde Town, Arvada
  • GardenWalk of Gunnison, Gunnison
  • RidgeGate, Lone Tree
  • Salida Ridge, Salida

Pictured: AVi @ Olde Town groundbreaking – CHFA’s Community Development Director, Steve Johnson fourth from the left
chfa supports partner events around colorado
CHFA was pleased to recently support several nonprofit partner events, including:

  • A Precious Child Annual Golf Tournament, Westminster
  • Colorado Counties, Inc. 2021 Summer Conference, Vail
  • Downtown Colorado, Inc. and Town of Center Solstice in Center, Center
  • Home Builders Foundation Blitz Build, various locations
  • Latina Safehouse La Fuerza Golf Tournament, Westminster
  • Latino Community Foundation of Colorado: Latinas LEAD Power Summit, (virtual)
  • Loveland Housing Authority Golf Tournament, Loveland
  • Whittle the Wood Festival, Craig

Pictured: CHFA Western Slope Community Relationship Manager, Margie Joy, at the Whittle the Wood Festival
contact us
For more information, please contact CHFA.

CHFA Community Relationship Managers:
Caroline Trani, Southern Colorado Community Relationship Manager, 719.569.5353
Chris Lopez, Southwest Colorado Community Relationship Manager, 970.812.1142
Jeff Owsley, South Central Colorado Community Relationship Manager, 719.569.4484
Margie Joy, Western Slope Community Relationship Manager, 970.812.1150
Jerilynn Martinez Francis, Director Marketing and Community Relations