Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New on the web site: NSP Training materials from Aug 31 and Sept 14.

You'll find training materials from both the 8/31 all-day training, and the 9/14 "Day in the Life" training on the newly updated DOLA, DOH NSP Website here:

http://www.dola.colorado.gov/cdh/NSP.htm

Rehabilitation of Correll Apartments

$52,140 in State funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in the City of Boulder.

Thistle Communities was awarded a grant of $52,140 for the rehabilitation of the Correll Apartments in the City of Boulder (near Baseline & Broadway). Correll has one building built in 1948 and two other buildings built in 1957. It has 1 studio, 6 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom units, all affordable at or below 50-60% AMI. Thistle acquired the property in 2001 with City and FHLB funding, but without assistance from CDOH. They refinanced it in 2002 as part of a portfolio tax-exempt bond refinancing. In the summer of 2009, Thistle replaced all of the windows with funding from GEO and the City. Their rehabilitation plan also calls for roof replacement, attic insulation, kitchen & bath updates, new furnaces, exterior door replacement, interior hallway upgrades, parking lot resurfacing and lighting, and installation of CO alarms. These repairs are necessary to preserve these 21 permanently affordable rental units.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Neighborhood Stabilization Program grants and projects

These projects were originally announced in July, August and September 2009

City of Pueblo Neighborhood Stabilization Program Multi-family Acquisition and Rehabilitation Program

$1,865,743 in Neighborhood Stabilization (NSP) funds has been awarded to assist neighborhoods highly impacted by foreclosure in the City of Pueblo.

The City of Pueblo received a $1,865,743 NSP grant to assist in the purchase and rehabilitation of three (3) multi-family buildings in Pueblo, Colorado for use as permanent affordable rental housing for Veterans at 50% AMI or below (rent level set at 25% AMI). The properties are currently abandoned and vacant and are in need of extensive rehabilitation. The City of Pueblo will complete the acquisition and rehabilitation and then convey the ownership of this affordable rental project to Posada, Inc. Posada Inc. is a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) that currently owns and manages a number of affordable rental projects. In addition, Posada, Inc. will provide a range of services to these Veteran households including access to medical and dental assistance, mental health treatment, and job training programs.

Governor directs funding for development of the Douglas County Neighborhood Stabilization Program – Single-family Purchase and Resale Program


$1,075,222 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds has been awarded to assist neighborhoods highly impacted by foreclosure in Douglas County.

Douglas County received a $1,027,500 NSP grant to assist in the purchase and resale of an estimated twenty-five (25) homes foreclosed homes for households at 120% AMI and below. The properties are located in the area of greatest need block groups and will be purchased for an average discount of at least 1% from appraised value. Douglas County will subcontract the responsibility to manage and delivery this project to the Douglas County Housing Partnership (DCHP). The Douglas County Housing Partnership is a current provider of a HUD-approved home buyer counseling program and operates a home buyer assistance programs.

DCHP will utilize a variety of local professionals (appraisers, real estate agents, title companies, contractors) to complete this program. The program will use a shared equity model that provides up to 20% of the purchase price as a deferred second loan. A minimum of eight (8) hours of home buyer counseling will be provided to the potential home buyers through the DCHP.

Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust Foreclosed Home Purchase, Rehabilitate and Resale Program

$900,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization (NSP) funds has been awarded to assist neighborhoods highly impacted by foreclosure in the City of Colorado Springs.

Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust (RMCLT) received a NSP grant of $900,000 to purchase, rehabilitate and resell foreclosed homes in the identified block groups located in the City of Colorado Springs. These funds will be used to assist with the acquisition of a total of nine (9) properties that will be marketed through the existing RMCLT land trust homeownership model. Through the Community Land Trust model, the RMCLT acquires and permanently holds title to the land and grants use of the land investment to the homeowner via a 99-year land lease that can be renewed for an additional 99 years. The RMCLT connects with potential homebuyers through the Realtor community, the City of Colorado Springs acquisition/rehabilitation program, and new homebuilders.

City of Pueblo Neighborhood Stabilization Program – Single-family Purchase, Rehabilitate and Resale Program

$1,041,234 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds has been awarded to assist neighborhoods highly impacted by foreclosure in the City of Pueblo.

The City of Pueblo received a $1,041,234 NSP grant to assist in the purchase and redevelopment of five (5) blighted homes for households at 120% AMI and below and the purchase (for use by Habitat for Humanity), rehabilitation and resale of three (3) homes for households at 120% AMI and below for a total of eight (8) homes. The properties are located in the area of greatest need census tracks and will be purchased for an average discount of at least 1% from appraised value. The City of Pueblo will directly operate this program and use a variety of local professionals (appraisers, real estate agents, title companies, contractors) to complete this program.

A minimum of eight (8) hours of home buyer counseling will be provided to the potential home buyers through Catholic Charities and Neighborhood Housing Services. Homes will be rehabilitated to meet current local code and Energy Star requirements and will be sold for no more than the cost of the purchase and rehabilitation. Down payment assistance will be provided by through Neighborhood Housing Services on an as needed basis.


Greccio Housing Unlimited, Inc. – Bentley Commons Acquisition and Rehabilitation Project


$2,050,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Colorado Springs.

Greccio Housing Unlimited, Inc. (Greccio) received a NSP grant of $2,050,000 to purchase and rehabilitate the Bentley Commons located just southeast of the intersection of the Sand Creek and Hancock Expressway in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Greccio will partner with Partners In Housing (PIH) and Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust (RMCLT) to draw on specific expertise within each organization for various components of the long term use of the property.
The 24-unit bank-owned property was developed in 2006 and intended for sale as condominiums but was never occupied. All units are approximately 1,100 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The site also includes a 2,000 square foot clubhouse and a swimming pool and hot tub (to be filled in to build a playground). Slightly more than half of the site remains vacant land and is expected to ultimately be developed into additional affordable housing when the market allows.

Greccio Housing Unlimited, Inc. – Citadel Arms Apartments Acquisition and Rehabilitation Project

$625,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds has been awarded to assist neighborhoods highly impacted by foreclosure in the City of Colorado Springs.

Greccio Housing Unlimited, Inc. received a NSP grant of $625,000 to purchase and rehabilitate the Citadel Arms Apartments located at 3631 Marion Drive Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. In addition, HUD Supportive Housing funds will be used to assist with the acquisition of this twenty-one (21) unit apartment property with fifteen one bedroom and six two bedroom units. Ten (10) of the units will be used to assist chronically homeless households with housing and supportive services through HUD funded case management and the remaining units will be rented to those at 50% of area median income or less. Greccio will contract with the Pikes Peak Partnership for case management services for the chronically homeless households. Rehabilitation of the property includes extensive energy performance improvements and general unit upgrades (paint, carpet, etc.)

Douglas County Neighborhood Stabilization Program – Flats at Lincoln Station Acquisition Project

$2,632,438 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds has been awarded to assist neighborhoods highly impacted by foreclosure in Douglas County.

Douglas County was awarded $2,632,438 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant funds that will be provided to the Community Housing Development Association, Inc. (CHDA) to purchase a vacant, multi-family, transit-oriented development site located at the Lincoln Avenue light rail station in unincorporated Douglas County. The Community Housing Development Association, Inc. will act as the developer and owner for the proposed redevelopment use that includes the creation of approximately 89 multi-family rental housing units in mixed-use building(s) that target households at 30% to 120% of the area median income. Twenty percent of the units in this project will be set-aside for special needs households. Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network (ADMHN) is partnering with CHDA to serve as the primary service provider for the special needs households.

Recent projects funded in Southern Colorado

These were all originally announced in August 2009:

Alamosa County / San Luis Valley Housing Coalition – Housing Rehabilitation Program

$225,288 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in the San Luis Valley.

Alamosa County, on behalf of the San Luis Valley Housing Coalition, Inc. (SLVHC), was awarded a grant of $225,288 to support the SLVHC Housing Rehabilitation Program from October 2009 through September 2010. This program will administer twelve (12) housing rehabilitation projects and one (1) replacement homes in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Saguache, Mineral Counties and the Cities of Monte Vista and Del Norte. The SLVHC markets to potential program participants through other community organizations, the local governments and the building departments.


Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust – El Paso County Scattered Site Acquisition

$137,250 in HOME funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in El Paso County.

Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust (RMCLT) received a grant of $137,250 to support their on-going scattered-site homeownership program in Colorado Springs and El Paso County from October 2009 through September 2010. These funds will be used to assist with the acquisition of nine (9) properties. Through the Community Land Trust model, the RMCLT acquires and holds title to the land permanently and grants to the homeowner use of the land investment via a 99-year land lease that can be renewed for an additional 99 years. The RMCLT connects with potential homebuyers through the Realtor community, the City of Colorado Springs acquisition/rehabilitation program, and new homebuilders.

Huerfano County / South Central Council of Governments Housing Rehabilitation Program

$221,000 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties.

Huerfano County, on behalf of the South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG), was awarded a grant of $221,000 to continue the funding of their two-county (Huerfano and Las Animas) Single-Family, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. These grant funds will be used to provide low-interest loans for twenty (20) rehabilitation projects and two (2) essential repairs to households at 80% of the Area Median Income in these counties. This rehabilitation program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 1987 and has completed the rehabilitation of over 412 homes.

Prowers County / Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development – Housing Rehabilitation Program

$105,207 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Baca, Kiowa and Prowers Counties.

Prowers County, on behalf of the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED), received a grant of $105,207 to continue the funding of their three-county (Baca, Kiowa, and Prowers) Single-Family, Owner-Occupied (SFOO) Rehabilitation Program. These grant funds will be used to provide a minimum of the following; low-interest loans for 18 rehabilitation projects and 4 emergency repairs in these counties. This rehabilitation program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 1996 and has successfully completed the rehabilitation of over 250 homes.

Crowley County / Tri-County Housing and CDC – Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program

$372,196 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Bent, Crowley and Otero counties.

Crowley County, on behalf of the Tri-County Housing and Community Development Organization (TCHCDC), received a grant of $372,196 to continue the funding of their three-county (Bent, Crowley and Otero) Single-family, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program for households at 80% of Area Median Income or less through November 2009. The new grant funds will be used to provide low-interest loans for 18 rehabilitation projects and 10 essential repairs. This SFOO Rehabilitation Program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 1991 and has completed the rehabilitation of over 400 owner-occupied homes.

More projects announced in August

Gilpin County Housing Needs Assessment

$52,460 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Gilpin County.

Gilpin County received a CDBG grant of $52,460 to conduct a county-wide Housing Needs Assessment. This will be the first ever assessment done of the housing needs in Gilpin County. It will address the economic and demographic framework, housing inventory, housing market conditions, housing problems, special needs, housing gaps and estimated needs as outlined in the Colorado Division of Housing template, with an emphasis on lower income communities. A full written report will be provided to the CDOH that will cover primary data collection and interpretation as well as specific issues that the local community requested, especially regarding senior citizens.


Alamosa County / San Luis Valley Housing Coalition – Down Payment Assistance Program


$65,700 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in the San Luis Valley.

Alamosa County, on behalf of the San Luis Valley Housing Coalition, Inc. (SLVHC), received a grant of $65,700 to support the on-going
SLVHC, Inc. Down Payment Assistance Program from October 2009 through September 2010. This program will provide and administer nine (9) down payment assistance loans in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Saguache, Mineral Counties and the Cities of Monte Vista and Del Norte. The SLVHC, Inc. markets to potential homebuyers through the real estate community, the local governments, and the local lending community and through public service announcements. The Colorado Rural Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) supplies the first-time homebuyer counseling services for the San Luis Valley.

Renaissance Housing Development Corporation – Renaissance Uptown Loft Apartments

$750,000 in State Housing Development Grant (HDG) funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Denver.

The Renaissance Housing Development Corporation (RHDC), a community housing development organization (CHDO) and development subsidiary of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH), has received an award of $750,000 in Housing Development Grant funds for the new construction of the Renaissance Uptown Lofts, a 98 unit, mixed-income, transit oriented affordable housing development located at 517 East Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The project will integrate housing provided through the Denver Housing First Collaborative and other Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) service programs to meet a variety of community needs.

Crowley County / Tri-County Housing and CDC – Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program

$77,459 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Bent, Crowley and Otero counties.

Crowley County, on behalf of the Tri-County Housing and Community Development Organization (TCHCDC), received a grant of $77,459 to continue the funding of their three-county (Bent, Crowley and Otero) Single-family, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program for households at 80% of Area Median Income or less through November 2009. The new grant funds will be used to provide low-interest loans for 5 rehabilitation projects and 3 essential repairs. This SFOO Rehabilitation Program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 1991 and has completed the rehabilitation of over 400 owner-occupied homes.

Otero County / Tri-County Housing and CDC – Housing Rehabilitation Program

$185,755 in CDBG funds has been awarded for increasing the availability of affordable housing in Bent, Crowley, and Otero Counties.

Otero County, on behalf of the Tri-County Housing and Community Development Organization (TCHCDC), was awarded a grant of $185,755 to continue the funding of their three-county (Bent, Crowley and Otero) Self-Help, Single-family, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program for households at 80% of Area Median Income or less. The new grant funds will be combined with other sources to provide low-interest loans for eight self-help rehabilitation projects. These grant funds are combined with Rural Develop low-interest mortgages to assist first-time buyers become home owners. All households must attend first-time homebuyer training and contribute at least 20 hours a week of labor. This self-help housing rehabilitation program has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing since 2005 and has completed a total of 25 homes to date.

“Reverse Mortgages: Are They for You?”

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today issued a consumer advisory to help consumers better understand reverse mortgages. Reverse mortgages generally are available to consumers who are 62 or older, and can be used to supplement retirement income or meet health care or other financial needs.

The information developed for consumers discusses basic facts about reverse mortgages, which are complex, home-secured loans. Under a reverse mortgage, a consumer receives payments from the lender – either over time or all at once – based on the value of the home at the time of the loan. As the consumer receives payments, and interest and fees accrue, these amounts are added to the loan balance. The advisory also reviews the costs and benefits of reverse mortgages.

In addition, the OCC’s consumer advisory provides basic “rules of thumb” for consumers who are considering a reverse mortgage -- the advisory urges consumers to (1) investigate other alternatives in addition to reverse mortgages, (2) remember that reverse mortgages generally make more sense the longer the consumer remains in the home, and (3) be wary of anyone trying to sell other products along with a reverse mortgage.

The OCC urges consumers to consult with a qualified, independent housing counselor before entering into a reverse mortgage, and explains how consumers may obtain additional information about reverse mortgages.

“Reverse Mortgages: Are They for You?” is available on the OCC’s website, www.occ.gov.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New report on Colo. Metro areas from Bureau of Economic Analysis

Here are selections form the release:

ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN WIDESPREAD IN 2008

New statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the slowdown in U.S. economic growth was widespread: 60 percent of metropolitan areas saw economic growth slow down or reverse. Real GDP growth slowed in 220 of the nation's 366 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in 2008 with downturns in construction, manufacturing, and finance and insurance restraining growth in many metropolitan areas. Growth in real U.S. GDP

In contrast, growth accelerated in 146 metropolitan areas, most notably in areas where natural resources and mining industries are concentrated such as Casper, WY and Grand Junction, CO. Grand Junction had the fastest real GDP growth (12.3 percent) of any metropolitan area in 2008 due largely to growth in natural resources and mining. The professional and business services industry group also showed strong growth in 2008, contributing the most to real GDP growth in 112 metropolitan areas.


The statistics of GDP by metropolitan area in current and real (chained) dollars are available from the Regional Economic Accounts page of the BEA Web site at http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm.

New report on Colo. Metro areas from Bureau of Economic Analysis

Here are selections form the release (the bold emphasis is mine):

ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN WIDESPREAD IN 2008

New statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the slowdown in U.S. economic growth was widespread: 60 percent of metropolitan areas saw economic growth slow down or reverse. Real GDP growth slowed in 220 of the nation's 366 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in 2008 with downturns in construction, manufacturing, and finance and insurance restraining growth in many metropolitan areas.

In contrast, growth accelerated in 146 metropolitan areas, most notably in areas where natural resources and mining industries are concentrated such as Casper, WY and Grand Junction, CO. Grand Junction had the fastest real GDP growth (12.3 percent) of any metropolitan area in 2008 due largely to growth in natural resources and mining. The professional and business services industry group also showed strong growth in 2008, contributing the most to real GDP growth in 112 metropolitan areas.


The statistics of GDP by metropolitan area in current and real (chained) dollars are available from the Regional Economic Accounts page of the BEA Web site at http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Monthly data indicates no sizable dip in foreclosure activity

I put together some monthly foreclosure data to provide some early insights on what the third quarter will look like for foreclosures. July was a very active month, although numbers fell in August. The third quarter looks to be on a par generally with the last 10 quarters or so.

John Rebchook reports on it here. I'll have a more full write-up available next week.

-R McMaken

See Rebchook's piece.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Vacancies in “affordable” rental housing rises to 6.4 percent

Click here for the report.

Vacancies in “affordable” rental housing rises to 6.4 percent

Statewide vacancies in subsidized and rent-restricted housing rose to 6.4 percent during the second quarter, according to a report released today by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Housing. Second-quarter vacancies fell from the first quarter rate of 7.4 percent, and are up from a rate of 6.1 percent reported during the second quarter of last year.

According to the report, the areas with the lowest vacancies were Grand Junction and Arapahoe County which reported vacancy rates of 3.2 percent and 3.7 percent respectively. The areas with the highest vacancy rates were Colorado Springs and Jefferson County which reported vacancy rates of 7.6 percent and 11.7 percent respectively.

In general, a vacancy rate of 5 percent is considered the “equilibrium” rate by industry experts.

Each quarter, the Colorado Division of Housing also releases a “market-rate” vacancy survey that does not include subsidized and deed-restricted units. Second-quarter market-rate data showed a statewide vacancy rate of 9.1 percent.

“It is often helpful to look at the differences between the market-rate vacancies and the affordable vacancies,” said Gordon Von Stroh, Professor of Business at the University of Denver, and the report author. “The market-rate units and the affordable units should not be attracting the same households.”

The Colorado Division of Housing monitors vacancies in subsidized and rent-restricted units on a quarterly basis. The report is available online at: http://dola.colorado.gov/cdh

Recently added Vacancy Rate graphs



In this graph, metro Denver average rents are broken out by county. Several counties show recent declines in average rents.


In this slide, Metro Denver vacancies are broken out. Only Douglas County shows a decline in vacancies in the last year.



This chart shows growth in average rents over the past 3 years. Note that in most areas, rent growth has been quite modest.


In this graph, note the difference between the market-rate vacancies and the vacancies in deed-restricted housing. The 30% AMI units have the lowest vacancies.

Colorado Foreclosure Rates, mid-year, 2009



This map provides a visual summary of where the highest concentrations of foreclosures are in Colorado.


In this graph, the higher the bar, the better the foreclosure rate. The counties to the left have the highest foreclosure rates since they have the smallest number of occupied households per completed foreclosure.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Job Opening at Almost Home, Inc

Cold Weather Coordinator/Case Manager
POSITION Coordinator/Case Manager
DEPARTMENT Homeless to Home Cold Weather Care Initiative, Homeless Prevention Services
REPORTS TO Executive Director/ Senior Case Manager,
Almost Home, Inc. Brighton, CO 80601
DEADLINE: September 13, 2009

JOB SUMMARY
This position has two separate areas of responsibility:
1) Coordinator for Adams County’s Emergency Cold Weather Shelter Program October 1st through March 31, 2009. Coordinator will oversee the program’s Pilot year and facilitate additional development and coordination needed to carry out the program. Coordinator will activate the Emergency Shelter Network on cold weather nights, and will coordinate with all participating Adams County Service Providers and churches in order to provide emergency shelter and referral services.

2) Case Manager of Almost Home client services, in accordance with Almost Home’s policy, and with state and federal law. The Case Manager shall coordinate the delivery of services for children and families within Hughes Station and others receiving services from Almost Home, Inc. This includes (but is not limited to) the design and development of individualized case management plans, organization of collaborative efforts with other partners and coordinated case management with these partner organizations.

The Cold Weather Coordinator/Case Manager is a salaried position expected to regulate his/her work hours so that the duties of the position are met within a forty (40) hours work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Cold Weather Coordinator/Case Manager
• Responsible for working with the existing planning teams to develop and carry out a sustainable Emergency Cold Weather Plan.
• To be the primary point person for activating the Plan and assuring that the shelter and case management services are provided in a timely and professional manner.
• To evaluate and modify the Plan as needed to meet the needs of the area’s homeless and to work with the participating non-profits, service providers, churches and other stakeholders to reach our goal of safe shelter for all Adams County Residents, especially during frigid winter weather.
• Develop and maintain the linkages necessary to maintain and expand the service delivery component of the Plan.
• Be flexible and resourceful in meeting the demands of this Emergency Plan and be available, as needed, to oversee its operation.
• Work effectively with our faith community partners to maximize their contributions to the Plan.
• Provide Case Management intake, screening and provide referrals to the Homeless Individuals and Families who seek assistance from this Program.
• Work successfully with a diverse team of volunteers and professionals to carry out the Plan.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Almost Home, Inc. Case Manager
• Responds to telephone calls, letters, and walk-in applicants for services.
• Responsible for screening, intake, assessment, and disposition of families and individuals.
• Manages a caseload of clients, primarily low-income families and individuals.
• Provides direct services, primarily case advocacy, using a case management approach to service delivery.
• Provides information, referral services, and consultation to staff in other agencies.
• Develops and maintains resource files and program statistics.
• Identifies emerging public policy and legal issues affecting clients and participates in implementing agency advocacy strategies.
• Provides case material for agency policy and fund-raising activities and occasionally for the media.
• Handles other projects as assigned by supervisor
JOB QUALIFICATIONS :
• Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field required, Master preferred.
• Minimum two (2) years related experience required. Experience should include case advocacy/case management with low-income clients, preferably in a community based setting and working with Homeless Individuals & Families preferred.
• Knowledge of Emergency Housing & Homelessness very helpful.
• Knowledge of employment and/or housing resources in Adams County a plus.
• Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required.
• Bilingual Spanish preferred but not required
• Experience collaborating within the Faith Community and working with volunteers a plus.

JOB SKILLS/TRAINING
Proven, effective communication skills both verbally and written. Forming collaborative service agreements (MOU’s), Grant writing and performance reporting. Bi-lingual preferred.
EQUIPMENT
Must be able to use a computer (Microsoft Software, including Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point), printer, fax machine, telephone, copy machine, cell phone and calculator.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
For Cold Weather Coordinator/Case Manager
• Work with Team at developing sustainable Cold Weather Plan for Adams County
• Administer and oversee all aspects of the Emergency Plan from activation forward
• Work with area churches in gaining their participation in housing individuals and families in cold weather emergency situations

• Be flexible in your schedule to allow you to manage the Plan on evenings and weekends. Carry 24 hour cell phone during cold weather emergencies.
• Work with families in formulation Case Management Plan for transition from homelessness and provide referrals as needed to service providers

For Case Manager Position
• Functional Assessment of new move-in families (within two weeks of move in). Use of Family Assessment Tool.
• Completed Family Case Management Plan (within one month of move-in).
• Locate service providers who can supply supportive services in a individual or group setting as required by Client Family needs.
• Formulation of MOU’s and scheduling the needed services.
• Culturally Relevant Service Plan (initial plan within one month of service initiation).
• Crisis Response Plan (initial plan within one week of service initiation).
• Termination Summary prepared within 30 days of move-out.
• Participation in Individualized Education Plans and educational services.
• Individual case management sessions with families and children when appropriate.
STAFF/VOLUNTEER SUPERVISION
• Work with Volunteers at Intake site and with churches as need to train and monitor their performance
• Coordination and shared leadership of staff meetings.
• Training of staff in implementation of Family Case Management Plan components.
RECORD KEEPING
• Maintain all records required by funders and partners in the Emergency Cold Weather Plan
• Maintain client records in the State’s HMIS system
• Management of confidential client files as required
• Coordination of program staff and staff of collaborative agencies.
• Documentation of Case Manager interactions with families.


Send Resume and Salary Requirements to:
Terry M. Moore
Executive Director
Almost Home, Inc,
231 North Main Street
Brighton, CO 80601
terry@almosthomeonline.org
303 659-6199 Office Phone
303 659-8859 Fax
www.almosthomeonline.org


DEADLINE: September 13th

Advanced Finance Academy coming in November

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs/Division of Housing is pleased to announce the presentation of its workshop, the Advanced Finance Academy. It will be held on November 3rd & 4th in Room 318 of the Centennial Building at 1313 Sherman Street, Denver. We will have expert panelists on hand to answer your questions on financing your projects during this time of changing economic conditions.

This is a 2-day workshop and it is mandatory that you attend Day 1 in order to attend Day 2. The workshop is a "hands-on" use of the computer spreadsheets used by the Division of Housing in its funding application process. You will need to bring a laptop computer with you in order to participate in the class. We will provide you a CD with the spreadsheets preloaded onto it which you will be able to take home with you.

Lunch will not be provided, but there are many restaurants available within a short walk of the building or you can bring a bag lunch with you and eat at the picnic tables next to the building.

The registration fee is $75.00 and must be paid by check payable to the Colorado Division of Housing. Registrations are due by October 20th and class size is limited to 12 participants. This workshop fills up quickly, so be sure to register early. Please see the attached brochure/registration form for more detailed information on the workshop and how to register, or call Ursula Melnic (303-866-4644) or Denise Selders (303-866-4650) if you have any questions.

Click here for the brochure.

Data presentation provided to the home builders

In case you were looking for the graphs, here is the data presentation provided to the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver the morning of September 3rd at ListenUp.

Click here for the presentation.