The Affordable Housing Working Group is responsible for the priority area of Affordable Housing with Case Management.
A recent study found Weld County to be the fourth most expensive housing market in the nation. A Point-in-Time Count of those experiencing homelessness in Weld County found that 51% of those people had lived in Weld County their entire life. Due to our incredibly tight rental market, finding and maintaining housing for very low income households is very difficult. This suggests that as more people move to Weld County, more of our vulnerable households will be pushed into homelessness, unable to keep up with the rising costs of living. With more affordable housing options tied to case management, very low income families can move rapidly from homelessness to housing with limited emergency shelter stays.