Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
Important Update: Rent Assistance Fund for Affordable Housing

We are excited to share that the State of Colorado has issued updated guidelines around eligibility for Colorado NAHRO's Rent Assistance Fund. A high-level summary of some of the changes are below, but please note we can now award funds to eligible applicants below 80% AMI. We are currently waiting for final guidance and updated documentation from our partners at the State, and will share a more detailed update as soon as it is available.

We have been advocating for changes that make these funds more readily available to those in need, and look forward to working with you to provide rent assistance to your tenants.

Summary of the overall program changes:
  • Pre-COVID income is no longer used to determine eligibility.  
  • Applicants with current income at or below 80% of AMI for their county/household size. ("Current" = month's income for the month prior to month assisted.)
  • Income is calculated for the month prior to the month they need assistance (e.g. income for March is used to determine eligibility for assistance with April's rent/mortgage. Only collect income documentation for THAT month.)  
  • Applicants will self-report and self-certify/attest on the new application form that they are financially impacted by COVID-19 (no third party documentation required).
  • Third party verification of assets is no longer required. Applicants will self-report and self-certify assets (whether less than, or more than $5,000).
  • CARES Act federal stimulus payments are no longer included in calculation of income (and are still not included as potential duplication of benefit).
  • Housing Costs in arrears from March 1 (back rent, back mortgage) can be paid, and all in one application/transaction. Applicants should apply for all back-costs at once with their application for current month's cost.
  • There is no longer a maximum number of months for which an applicant can be assisted.  
  • The entire housing cost (full lease rent, or mortgage PITI) can be covered by the program (or the balance after duplicated benefits are used first).
  • A bit looser/more flexible on the list of documents acceptable to establish identity.

Stay tuned for updated program documentation and details for how to participate. If you have any immediate questions, please feel free to email brea@conahro.org.

Now Accepting Digital Entries:
2020 What Home Means to Me Poster Contest
Entries due July 1!
As part of the 2020 Housing America campaign, NAHRO is holding a poster contest for children associated with affordable housing and community development programs owned or administered by national NAHRO member agencies (like us here at Colorado NAHRO!).

We want to ensure Colorado NAHRO is well represented in this campaign, and are excited to announce we can accept photos of submissions to support social distancing and various office closures.

Please encourage your residents to apply! Entries must be received by July 1.
ICYMI: Colorado NAHRO Conference Postponed to May 2021

We share in your disappointment that we were not able to gather in Vail last week, but look forward to hosting our in-person conference in May 2021.

We are working with our conference planning committee to implement virtual events later this year! If you have a topic you would find valuable, please let us know .
Job Openings

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Thank you to the following Members who have
renewed their Membership for 2020!
Arapahoe County Housing Authority
Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority
Aurora Housing Authority
Boulder County Housing and Human Services
Boulder Housing Partners
CARE Housing
City of Longmont CDBG
City of Thornton
Community Housing Partners (Aurora)
Conejos Housing Authority
Englewood Housing Authority
Grand Junction Housing Authority
Gunnison County Housing Authority

Jefferson County Community Development
Foothills Regional Housing
Limon Housing Authority
Loveland Housing Authority
Maiker Housing Partners
Medici Consulting Group
Metro West Housing Solutions
Montrose County Housing Authority
Palace Construction Company
Pueblo Housing Authority
Salida Housing Authority
Sterling Housing Authority
Town of Estes Park
Earlier this year, CO NAHRO launched an online Membership tool that will issue a renewal reminder based on the date you paid your dues in 2019. If you have any questions about Membership or your renewal, please contact brea@conahro.org .
Welcome New Members
Supreme Roofing Done Right (SRDR) is in its 4th year of operation in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. While they are a full-service commercial roofing operation across all markets, they are working hard to increase their level of participation and support with the public/affordable housing providers in the region.

Senior Business Development Manager, Shawn McMillin, is a former PHA executive director and capital projects contracting officer, who understands what it takes to bring advantageous solutions to a unique market.

To fellow NAHRO supporters: if you’re currently experiencing roof leak or other roof service issues at your facility, SRDR is happy to dispatch a service crew to investigate and provide an initial assessment at no charge to you. Please feel free to call Shawn directly at (303) 895-0220 or email smcmillin@supremeroofing.com .
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