The HOST 2021 budget numbers are established based on actual appropriations for some sources like the City’s General Fund, projected amounts based upon historical levels for sources like federal grants, and current rates of spending for sources that can carry forward from one year to the next.
HOST has recently developed a one-year draft Action Plan to guide the department’s investments, policies and strategies in 2021. The plan will act as a bridge to its longer, five-year plan, which will be available for public review in late 2021. The budget laid out in the Action Plan is different from the HOST budget in the City Budget Book.
HOST was created in October of 2019, bringing together housing work previously under Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) with homelessness resolution programs previously run by Denver Human Services (DHS). Because of this merging, several elements of the HOST 2021 budget will look different than in previous years.
|HOST General Fund Budget||$27,094,462||26.20|
|Affordable Housing Fund||$32,391,293||31.33|
|AHF Carry Forward||$4,800,000||4.64|
|General Fund and DHS Transfer||$3,700,000||3.58|
|Recreational Marijuana Use Tax||$9,603,700||9.29|
|Linkage Fee Collection YTD and Carry Forward||$5,681,112||5.49|
|Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)||$2,039,064||1.97|
|CDBG Cares Act||$1,203,712||1.16|
|HOME Investment Partnerships Program||$4,590,873||4.44|
|Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS||$4,034,774||3.90|
|Neighborhood Stabilization Program II||$57,363||0.06|
|Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)||$597,226||0.58|
|ESG Cares Act 1||$2,059,400||1.99|
|ESG Cares Act 2||$9,042,223||8.75|
|Continuum of Care||$1,998,996||1.93|
|Metro Mortgage Assistance||$3,000,000||2.90|
|Revolving Affordable Housing Loan Fund||$3,400,000||3.29|
|Inclusionary Housing Ordinance||$3,600,283||3.48|
|Homeless Services Donations Fund||$856,580||0.83|
|Affordable Housing Fund||$669,324||0.65|
|Homeless Services Fund||$1,260,856||1.22|
|Homeless Shelter Utility Support||$350,000||0.34|
|Housing Stability Private Grants Fund||$2,000,000||1.93|
Distribution within four priority areas for 2021 will look different:
Distribution between programs and development will also look different in 2021:
*Reserves include funds that are set aside for a specific purpose, including refunds under the housing linkage fee and rebates for units constructed under the historic IHO.