Affordable Housing in Small Communities: Deciphering the Problem and Finding Solutions
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July 1, 2014
There is no doubt that the lack of affordable housing is a key issue for Colorado’s communities. While there is a substantial body of knowledge on urban and suburban efforts, rural communities have challenges, resources, and programs that are often different and unique to more metro-based counterparts. There are many opportunities for small communities to explore the development of affordable housing. Many more communities are aware of the positives of investing in affordable housing and that helping provide this service for low income citizens will further promote economic viability in their communities. To highlight these efforts, CML and Housing Colorado gathered information from across Colorado to study common themes and barriers, and what communities can do to help their lower-income residents. This marks the first time our two organizations have come together on a publication, and we are excited to elevate the awareness of affordable housing issues and provide these findings and resources to help smaller communities deal with such an important issue.