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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS 
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Larimer County, Colorado
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The Affordable Housing Team’s goal is to educate and advocate for public and private solutions to the affordable housing problems in Larimer County. 


Team members are active in monitoring the supply and need for affordable housing, presenting public education forums, and staying in touch with community leaders and the public about changing affordable housing conditions in Larimer County.

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Team Activities

Events and Presentations 2020-2021

Recent Speakers at Team Meetings

 

  • Meaghan Overton, City of Fort Collins Senior Planner and her staff, spoke about the strategic plan for housing being developed by the Home2Health group.
  • Jennifer DiGaiallonardo, Colorado Department of Local Affairs on Federal and State Fair Housing regulations.
  • Emily Gorgol, La Familia speaking on housing initiatives and actions to protect/promote affordable housing. 
  • Alison Hade, Loveland’s Community Partnership Office, on affordable housing initiatives and housing issues during the pandemic.
  • Kelly Evans, Neighbor to Neighbor, on the impact of Covid-19 on housing needs and the ways that N2N is helping.
  • Tina Stinnet and Carrie Olenick, Shanette Sherwood, Volunteers of America, on VOA housing facilities and assistance.
  • Pam Brewer, Homeward Alliance, on programs to reduce homelessness and provide supportive housing.
  • Nick Francis, Partners in Climate Action and Sue McFaddin, Solaris Energy, on Metro Districts and affordable housing.
  • John Kefalas, Larimer County Commissioner and Sue  Beck-Ferkiss, City of FC, on mobile home parks and manufactured housing preservation and enhancement initiatives.

 

Annual Panel Presentations to the Public

 

2019: Safe Housing for Survivors of Domestic Abuse. Featuring Kelli Pryor from Crossroads, Kari Clark from Alternatives to Violence; Brittany Clay from Ft. Collins Police Dept.; and a survivor of domestic abuse. Link to video of this meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a26mj3fcOWw

 

2018: Affordable Home Ownership?  It May Be Possible! Featuring: Jared Reimer, Government Affairs Chair, Ft. Collins Board of Realtors, Managing Broker/Owner of Ascent Real Estate Professionals; Kristin Candella from Ft. Collins Habitat for Humanity; Melissa Frasure Neighbor to Neighbor; Alison Hade from Community Partnership Office in Loveland.

 

2017: Youth – The Hidden Homeless. Featuring: Hava Simmons, Larimer County Dept. of Human Services Children, Jerri Schmitz from Matthews House; Margaret Crespo frpm Thompson School District; Chris Nelson from Attention Homes.

Advocacy

Larimer County

The Affordable Housing Team continues to monitor the supply and need for affordable housing, and educate our membership, community leaders, and the public about affordable housing conditions in Larimer County. Our long-term goal is to advocate for public and private solutions to the affordable housing problems in our area.

The need for affordable housing is a pressing one not just in Larimer County but across the state of Colorado and nationally. Accordingly, this issue has demanded study and gained formal support (and corresponding advocacy) from the League of Women Voters across the various levels of our organization. Read on for more information about the history of the League on a state and national level around this issue.

LWVUS Position

LWVUS supports policies to provide a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family. The responsibility for achieving national housing goals rests primarily with the federal government, which should assure that there is sufficient decent housing for citizens at all income levels. State and local governments should assist by establishing effective agencies to aid, promote, coordinate and supplement the housing programs of the federal government and the private sector. Government at all levels must make available sufficient funds for housing-assistance programs.

State and local governments should adopt and enforce uniform building codes with standards based on performance and housing codes to protect the health and safety of all citizens. State and local tax structures should benefit communities that build housing for lower-income families, encourage private owners to improve their homes, and reduce speculative land costs.