Sep 11, 2019
Online survey seeks feedback on draft 2020 Action Plan for Affordable Housing
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) announces the release of the draft 2020 Annual Housing Action Plan for public comment. The action plan outlines specific work informed by Housing an Inclusive Denver, the city’s five-year comprehensive housing plan.
DEDO has worked with the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) since May to inform the draft 2020 Action Plan. The public review draft of the plan was approved for public comment at the September HAC meeting, and final changes to the plan will be considered by the HAC later this fall.
The purpose of the 2020 Action Plan is to guide the city’s investments and policy priorities in support of Housing an Inclusive Denver over the coming year. The document outlines:
Adopted by City Council in early 2018, Housing an Inclusive Denver identifies 28 specific priority strategies to be implemented over a five-year period. Currently, just 20 months into the plan’s implementation, 10 of the priority strategies have been completed. Notable accomplishments under the plan include:
Language in the draft 2020 Action Plan reflects the current structure and partnerships in place within DEDO’s Housing Division. However, Denver is currently in transition to establish a new Department of Housing Stability, which will bring together the work currently being done by DEDO’s Housing Division and Denver’s Road Home, the city’s lead program to support people experiencing homelessness, and some additional grants and programs related to serving people experiencing homelessness.
During this transition, DEDO’s Housing Division and Denver’s Road Home will continue to implement strategic planning efforts under existing frameworks, including Housing an Inclusive Denver and the Three-Year Shelter Plan, but an update and/or integration of these and other city plans is anticipated to better reflect needs across the entire housing continuum.