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Affordable Housing Developers

Housing Authority of The City and County of Denver Development Participation

This page is designed to provide guidance to private and non-profit affordable housing developers (“Developers”) regarding the procedure the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (“DHA”) will use to evaluate unsolicited special limited partnership development participation proposals from Developers.  

In 2001, the Colorado legislature revised Section 29-4-226 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, which provides, in relevant part, that the portion of a project that is occupied by persons of low income and is owned by or leased to an entity: (I) that is wholly owned by an authority; (II) in which an authority has an ownership interest; or (III) in which an entity wholly owned by an authority has an ownership interest, is exempt from special assessments. 

DHA’s statutory mission is to provide safe and sanitary housing for low-income residents of Denver.  The DHA Board of Commissioners (“Board”) has expanded this mission to include the promotion of adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.  

Consequently, DHA will consider unsolicited proposals for the development of affordable and/or low-income housing.  The application process is not a competitive process and each project will be evaluated on its’ individual merits.  However, DHA reserves the right to accept or reject any proposals and to revise, change, modify or eliminate this policy at anytime, in its sole and absolute discretion.   

Proposals should be submitted to the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver.