There is an important opportunity to communicate with the Housing Transformational Task Force.
As we have discussed many times at our CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings, the legislature passed HB21-1329, which created the Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force and its related subpanel. The charge of these two groups is to come up with recommendations for how to spend $400 million in federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds are to aid recovery through the COVID-19 health pandemic and must serve communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and its economic fallout.
As a part of the work that the task force and subpanel have undertaken, they are seeking public input on the strategic priorities that they have set forth to guide their recommendations. Those priorities are:
- Expand Capacity
- Stabilize Existing Affordable Housing
- Strengthen the Safety Net
- Ensure Equity and Access
They have prepared a public survey that you can access by clicking here. The survey asks for your priorities for affordable housing investments and policies. Your responses will help inform the work of the task force and they are vital to the process.
Please keep in mind that these funds are one-time, must be responsive to the pandemic and those who have been hurt most, and should be transformative in nature.
Rich Mauro – Director of Legislative Affairs
Denver Regional Council of Governments