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  August 27, 2015

practical soluti​​ons

Like you, CHFA and its partners are always seeking new ways to leverage limited resources. Collaboration is everything. In this eNews, we highlight classes offered not only by chfareach, but also by Housing Colorado and the Division of Housing. See below for three offerings that may just give you the strategic advantage you’ve been looking for.

Affordable Housing Efficiency: High Payback Items

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Log in: 9:50am
Class: 10:00am to Noon

Energy and water efficiency offer high-return opportunities to reduce facility operating expenses. In this webinar, Group14 Engineering will provide an overview of the efficiency retrofit projects most relevant to the Colorado affordable housing sector.

Participants will learn about the most financially attractive affordable housing efficiency measures.

Additionally, you will learn how to perform a two-hour self-assessment of your building's efficiency opportunities. You will become aware of the common mistakes made when engaging in an efficiency retrofit project, and receive guidance on how to avoid them.

To register for any class listed, send an individual or group registration form to chfareachregistration@chfainfo.com.

For full class details and to register for a class, click here.

Colorado Choice Transitions: Reducing Barriers to Independent Living

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Class: Noon to 1:00pm

$10 for members of Housing Colorado and $20 for nonmembers; Register with the chfareach promo code CHFADiscount to receive the discounted member rate.

Register with Housing Colorado.

Join chfareach and Housing Colorado as we showcase the resources available through the Colorado Choice Transitions program (CCT). The goal of CCT is to reduce reliance on institutional care while developing community-based long-term care opportunities for the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate in their communities. Limited options for affordable and accessible housing can be a barrier for people transitioning out of nursing facilities and into community living. The lack of housing options can delay the transition process for months or longer. This is a major problem here in Colorado and across the nation.

To help solve this issue, Colorado Choice Transitions has partnered with the Division of Housing to create new housing solutions for individuals served through this program. CCT and DOH have worked with service and housing providers to partner to leverage CCT and housing services. This webinar will explore ways to effectively use the resources available through this initiative.

Hammering Out the Deal: Acquisition, Preservation and Development

November 4 & 5, 2015
Class: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Registration Fee: $75

Boulder Housing Partners
4800 North Broadway

Presented by the Division of Housing, this class is designed for housing developers who want to use more complex financing sources for their projects. During class you will work on your laptop computers with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing’s rental underwriting pro forma. The goal is to create financing scenarios that are both sustainable in the long term and provide the most affordability possible.

We will cover three in-depth case studies: acquiring existing rental property, preserving a rural rental property, and building a new rental complex.

You will experiment with financing scenarios and learn the ins and outs of many different funding sources, including: Colorado Division of Housing (CDOH), Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) , Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), Private Activity Bonds (PAB), and Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

Following each case study, you’ll interact with expert panelists to learn their tips and tricks for using each of the financing options.

Class is limited to 30 participants, so don’t wait to register with the Division of Housing. Email Melissa.Thate@state.co.us for more information.

Belinda Waldron
chfareach Coordinator
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