Community Conversation: Collaborative Projects that Support Development of Affordable Housing, April 20, 2023
The LWV-Larimer County Affordable Housing Team chose to emphasize the importance of collaboration among public agencies, government and private industry in meeting the needs for affordable housing in northern Colorado with its public forum this year. The team selected three developments now underway to illustrate this: Heartside Hill in Fort Collins, Grace Gardens in Loveland, and Rendezvous Trail Apartments in Fort Collins. Former Fort Collins City Manager Darin Atterberry moderated the presentation. WATCH HERE
Affordable Housing Team hosts Dr. Bill Emmon's presentation of current housing finance, November 17, 2022
Dr. Bill Emmons', Assistant Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, presentation covers a number of housing and mortgage-related topics. Affordable Housing team member Julie Stackhouse arranged this program on the background to the mortgage interest deduction taken on income tax as well as Federal housing enterprises such as FannieMae and FreddieMac. Watch here.
Housing Choices for Older Adults: Aging in Place or Choosing to Move, September 22, 2022
A range of adults need affordable housing, including middle-income adults. This program, hosted by the LWVLC Affordable Housing Team will describe the problem and offer suggestions for solving them. The speakers include representatives from the Larimer County Office on Aging, Columbine Poudre Home Care, and Sugar Valley Estates Senior Living. Watch Here.
September’s Affordable Housing Team agenda covered several important topics, including the recent purchase of Parkland Mobile Home Park (MHP) by its residents. Nicole Armstrong, Executive Director of Matthews House in Fort Collins, who helped organize the new non-profit United Neighbors/Vecinas Unidosa to accomplish this, will be our speaker. We learned how this was accomplished and the financing that made it possible. Watch here.
Handout: Resources-Housing Choices for Older Adults
Zoom Chat: From AH Panel Presentation 9-22-22
Larimer County Office of the Aging: Power Point Presentation
Affordable Housing: Recent Purchase of Parkland Mobile Home and more, September 8, 2022
Grace Gardens at Derby Hill: Affordable Housing Model in Loveland, April 20, 2022 - see South Larimer Discussion Group section below to view the presentation
LWV-Larimer County General Meeting, Co-sponsored by Affordable Housing and Health Care Teams, April 11, 2022
A panel of speakers share their insights around the needs of families to maintain housing stability and access to behavioral health care. Jacob Bornstein, Principal and Master Facilitator, Wellstone Collaborative Strategies Panel Members: Rep. Dylan Roberts, CO Dist. 26 - Affordable Housing Task Force; Rep. Judy Amabile, CO Dist. 13 - Behavioral Health Task Force; Gia Heflin, Lead Housing Counselor with Neighbor to Neighbor; Stephanie Madsen-Pixler, Dir. Community Based Services, Summitstone; and Kayleigh Harris, Peer Specialist at Summitstone. Watch Here
Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force, December 9, 2021
Rob Woodward, Colorado State Senator representing District 15 which encompasses most of Larimer County outside of Fort Collins, provides an update on the work of the Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force. The Task Force must issue a report with recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on policies to create transformative change in the area of housing using federal coronavirus recovery money.” Watch Here
Colorado's Safe Parking Initiative, November 11, 2021
Chelsey Baker-Hauk and Linda Barringer, Program Director of the Colorado Safe Parking Initiative, speak about how the Colorado Safe Parking Initiative provides a safe place for families and individuals living in their cars to park at night. Watch here.
A Presentation by Laurie Stolen, Director of Larimer County's Behavioral Health Services, October 21, 2021
Laurie Stolen addressed the Affordable Housing Team of the League of Women Voters of Larimer County on the status of the new Behavioral Health Center and how the Center might be involved with area efforts to deal with housing insecurity and behavioral health. Watch Here
Affordable Housing and Disabled Resources Specialist Denise Meyers, September 29, 2021
The League of women Voters of Larimer County's Affordable Housing Team hosted Denise Meyers a Disabled Resources Specialist as their speaker. Watch here.
LWVLC Affordable Housing Panel, April 12, 2021
This League of Women Voters of Larimer County sponsored panel discusses Larimer County's current options for Affordable Housing in manufactured homes and mobile home parks. Watch Here