Industry Recognizes CHFA for Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative
(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), has been honored with a National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Annual Award for Program Excellence. NCSHA Annual Awards recognize state housing agencies from all over the nation for outstanding public purpose programs, projects, and practices. The award made to CHFA recognizes its initiative to preserve Colorado’s existing affordable housing stock, which included the formation of Colorado’s Housing Preservation Network (HPN).
Many of Colorado’s affordable housing units are at risk converting to market rate, as affordability restrictions on approximately 22,000 units are set to expire over the next decade. HPN was formed in 2016 to focus on this issue, and in the first year alone, helped to preserve 4,977 affordable rental housing units by supporting property improvements, and extending rental assistance and affordability contracts.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by NCSHA for our efforts to keep housing affordable for Coloradans. Working in partnership with the Colorado Division of Housing, HUD, USDA, cities, housing authorities, and nonprofits across the state, has enabled us to achieve more Members of Colorado's Housing Preservation Network celebrate the NCSHA award October 25, 2017. success than could have been accomplished by any one agency,” said Beth Truby, CHFA’s preservation program manager.
To learn more, read the
NCSHA award entry.
Pictured: Members of Colorado's Housing Preservation Network celebrate the NCSHA award October 25, 2017.