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Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Colorado Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide.

Colorado Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide
Colorado Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Colorado Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide.

The intention of the Guide is to help support local for-profit and nonprofit developers, community leaders, and advocates seeking to ensure that safe, decent, and affordable housing is an intentional and integrated part of their community fabric. The Guide is dedicated to all Coloradans who are seeking housing stability and economic prosperity. We hope this resource paves a path forward for a brighter and stronger future for the entire state. CHFA would like to thank the numerous partners and collaborators who helped make the Colorado Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide possible.

Upcoming Training Webinars

CHFA has four upcoming online trainings to explore different aspects of the Developer’s Guide. Click the class names below to learn more and register.

Proforma 101 | April 13, 2022 | 9:00am to 10:00am
The Colorado Affordable Housing Developer's Guide includes many interactive tools to help analyze affordable housing development opportunities in your community. Join CHFA staff for this session, where we will dig into the new Guide's proforma tool.

You will learn how to navigate the proforma, build a basic proforma, and create basic development and operating cost assumptions.
 
Development Financing Resources 101 | May 18, 2022 | 9:00am to 10:00am
Developing affordable housing poses unique financing challenges. However, there are many existing resources to ensure that price-restricted rental and for-sale development is feasible in Colorado, even on a small scale.

Join CHFA lending staff and other experts to learn the basics of affordable housing finance, how to build your "capital stack," and how to access new Colorado-based subsidies that can be used to build and preserve affordable housing.
 
Colorado Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide Case Studies | July 6, 2022 | 9:00am to 10:30am
Communities across Colorado have successfully built and preserved small-scale affordable rental and for-sale homes. While housing development can seem overwhelming, case studies included in the Colorado Affordable Housing Developer's Guide highlight successes and keys to success from a wide range of Colorado communities.

Come hear from the experts—those who have completed their own projects—at this interactive panel session with plenty of time for Q&A.
 
CHFA Small-scale Affordable Housing Technical Assistance | August 17, 2022 | 9:00am to 10:30am
A strong affordable housing development team usually includes outside experts with knowledge of housing finance, housing markets, and development. Finding specialists with the expertise to take your community's project from concept to construction can sometimes be a barrier to moving projects forward.

CHFA has created the Small-scale Affordable Housing Technical Assistance program, which offers qualifying project sponsors pro bono technical assistance from Colorado housing development experts. Learn how to access CHFA's Small-scale Affordable Housing Technical Assistance program resources and hear how Colorado communities have successfully engaged through the program.
 
Developer's Guide 101 Trainings
CHFA hosted five Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide 101 Training series.

Attendees learned how to access the Developer’s Guide and use it within their organization to better understand and plan for the development or preservation of affordable housing in their community. Specific topics covered included: affordable housing development overview; organizational considerations; housing development models; team and roles; engaging the community; predevelopment; market feasibility; financial feasibility; project construction; operations and compliance; and a variety of tools and resources.

A recording of the Developer’s Guide 101 training will be available on CHFA’s website in April 2022.

Developer's Guide Questions?

For questions, please contact Jerilynn Francis, Director of Marketing and Community Relations or Caroline Trani, Community Relationship Manager, Southern Colorado.

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