HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 09-CPD-01-DEN
Jane Goin
(303) 672-5247
For Release
February 19, 2009


DENVER - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the Obama
Administration is awarding $19,449,598 in grants to 77 local homeless providers throughout Colorado. HUD grants
offer homeless individuals and families a wide range of housing and support services.

"With the foreclosure and unemployment crisis looming, millions of families - both homeowners and renters - are in danger of losing their homes so we must focus substantial resources to help those families find stable housing," said Donovan. "The grants being awarded today, along with the recovery plan's additional $1.5 billion, will offer a critical lifeline to those persons and families who, after a foreclosure or job loss, might otherwise be faced with
homelessness. Today we are announcing an unprecedented commitment to fund programs that have a proven track record of providing real housing solutions for our most vulnerable neighbors."

Included in today's announcement, HUD is awarding $24 million to create new pilot programs in 23 local communities
to rapidly re-house homeless families with children, including Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) for $1,578,753. These local pilot programs will become the basis of a significantly expanded $1.5 billion effort to offer quick housing assistance to homeless families and to prevent homelessness among those facing a sudden economic crisis. Congress directed HUD to select a limited number of programs to receive funding under the Rapid Re-Housing pilot program. Recipients were selected based on their proven experience in rapid re-housing services; strong performance under the Continuum of Care program and representation of geographic diversity. MDHI can use the funds for short term housing assistance, including rental assistance and housing placement services.

HUD's funding is provided in two ways:

  • Continuum of Care Grants provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons. In addition, Continuum grants fund important services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. More than $1.5 billion in Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. Continuum grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing
    for homeless persons and families.

  • Emergency Shelter Grants provide funds for the operation of local shelters and fund related social service
    and homeless prevention programs. Emergency Shelter Grants that are allocated based on a formula to
    state and local governments to create, improve and operate emergency shelters for homeless persons.
    These funds may also support essential services including job training, health care, drug/alcohol treatment,
    childcare and homelessness prevention activities. By helping to support emergency shelter, transitional
    housing and needed support services, Emergency Shelter Grants are designed to move homeless persons
    away from a life on the street toward permanent housing.

HUD Grants for Colorado HOMELESS:

CO-500 - Colorado Balance of State CoC
Adelante Miracle Project SHPR*
Balance of State HMIS Expansion Project SHPR
Catholic Outreach Transitional Housing SHPR
Eagle Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Fremont/Custer/Chaffee Supportive Services Program SHPR
Fremont/Custer/Chaffee Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Garfield Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Harmony Way Permanent Housing Project SHPR
Homeward Bound SHPR
Larimer Center for Mental Health S+C Project S+CR*
Mesa Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Montrose Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Morgan/Logan Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Northern Front Range Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Pueblo Permanent Supportive Housing Program SHPR
Pueblo Transitional Housing Program SHPR
San Luis Valley Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Southwest Colorado Transitional Housing Program SHPR
Stephens Farm SHPR
Supportive Housing Program SHPR
Supportive Services Only SHPR
The Larimer Center for Mental Health Permanent Housing Program in Loveland SHPR
Trinidad Transitional Housing Program SHPR
CO-503 - Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative
Anchor S+CR
Civic Center Apartments and Beacon Place Combined SHP Project SHPR
Colorado HMIS Metro Denver SHPR
Comprehensive Case Management & Supportive Services Project SHPR
Comprehensive Homeless Supportive Services Project SHPR
Concord Plaza Transitional Housing Project SHPR
Consolidated Lowry Transitional Housing Project SHPR
Criminal Justice Women S+CR
Dave's Place S+CR
Durkin S+CR
Forest Manor Combined SHPR
Homeless No More SHPR
Housing First S+CR
Housing First Permanent Supportive Housing Project SHPR
Housing for Young Mothers SHPR
Lincoln St. Supervised Apartment Program SHPR
Metro I Consolidated S+C S+CR
Off Broadway Lofts SHP Project SHPR
Permanent Housing at the Drive In Theater SHPR
Project Home Again Rapid Re-Housing Project SHP*
Renaissance 88 Permanent Supportive Housing Project SHPR
Renaissance at Lowry Permanent Supportive Housing Project SHPR
Reniassance Permanent Supportive Housing Project SHPR
Rowan S+CR
Ruth Goebel House SHPR
Scattered Sites S+CR
Seniors S+CR
The Brookview Project SHPR
Transitional Housing for Families Project SHPR
Transitional Housing Voucher Project SHPR
Uptown Permanent Supportive Housing Project SHP
Urban Peak- STAR S+CR
Women's Lowry Project S+CR
Xenia S+CR
Xenia Supportive Housing Program SHPR
Youth Transitions Project SHPR
CO-504 - Colorado Springs/El Paso County CoC
Colorado House & Resource Center Transitional Housing Project SHPR
Colorado Springs I S+C S+CR
Colorado Springs II S+C S+CR
Dedicated HMIS Project SHPR
Fresh Start Transitional Family Housing SHPR
Harbor House SHPR
HMIS Expansion Project SHPR
Homeaid II - Transitional Housing for Six Homeless Families SHPR
HomeAid Project - Transitional Housing and Supportive Services for Four Homeless Families SHPR
Hope House SHPR
Transitional Housing and Supportive Services for 10 Families SHPR
Urban Peak Supportive Housing Program- Colorado Springs SHPR
Veterans S+C S+CR
COLORADO Emergency Shelter Grants
ESG Total
State CoC and ESG Total

This year, HUD launched a new electronic grant submission process called e-snaps. This new electronic system
allows applicants to store their submissions as they work on them and significantly reduces the time it takes HUD
staff to review these applications. It also saves considerable effort by avoiding burdensome and time-consuming
data entry. In the end, e-snaps will streamline and accelerate the process of awarding HUD grant to local homeless programs across the country.



  1. For information on HUD's homeless programs, please contact Jane Goin via email or at (303) 672-5440.
    For information on how the grantee will administer the funding or for information on a specific local
    project, please contact the local Continuum of Care:
Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative: Sarah Maxwell @ (303) 238-3580 ext. 29
Colorado Springs/El Paso County: Robert J. Holmes @ (719) 955-0731
Colorado Balance of State Advisory Board: Tom Power @ (303) 285-5221
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*SHPR: Supportive Housing Program renewal grant designed to develop supportive housing and services that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. Through SHP, homeless individuals will achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or their incomes. These grants are designed to move people away from a life on the street toward self-sufficiency.
*S+CR: Shelter Plus Care renewal grant is designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless individuals with disabilities, primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and drugs, and AIDS.

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and


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