Affordable & Attainable Housing Resources
ULI Colorado’s Housing Committee mediates among real estate, homebuilder, affordable housing, and housing-the-homeless interests and helps generate interest in Colorado’s housing diversity as an economic development asset. One key service is that this committee offers Site Modeling services to property owners to help stimulate housing development in key locations.
Overcoming Barriers to Affordable Housing:
In the fall of 2016, our Housing Committee published a white paper that they completed over the course of many committee meetings. The committee received grant funding from the ULI Foundation and presented their findings at Housing NOW!, a conference organized by Housing Colorado.
You can read and download the paper, “Overcoming Barriers to Affordable Housing,” here.
Attainable Housing Calculator:
In March of 2018, ULI Colorado’s Housing Committee embarked on an exciting project. The project envisioned an online resource and financial tool that would allow the real estate community to explore the viability of integrating mixed income housing into their real estate developments. The goal of the tool is to encourage developers to explore a range of housing options and to educate the land use community on innovative deal structures for an “Attainable Housing Model.”
What began as a series of spreadsheets, is now a user-friendly online tool, that allows the novice to intermediate real estate developer to adjust an example proforma for a mixed income housing development. The tools allows you to adjust a range of project assumptions to explore their overall impacts on the financial viability and success of the project.
Thank you to the generosity of Gary Community Investments and Shopworks Architecture for making ULI Colorado’s online Attainable Housing Model possible, and to the authors of this tool: Zane Dennis (Continuum Partners) and Adam Eberling (Generation Web).
Click here to view and use the Attainable Housing Calculator.
Six Principles for Equitable Revitalization:
With Denver Metro housing costs soaring, concerns about displacement and its discontents have also surged. In March 2017, ULI Colorado convened 100 Denver-area leaders to discuss viable solutions. ULI is proud to release Six Principles for Equitable Revitalization, by Denver writer David Sachs, summarizing ideas put forth by the real estate developers, public officials, and community activists who attended the ULI Colorado forum, “The Search for Equity in Neighborhood Revitalization.” The March 2017 forum was keynoted by Egbert Perry of Integral, one of the nation’s leading developers of mixed-income housing, and sponsored by Gary Community Investments.