Continuum of Care Updates from Metro Denver Homelessness Initiative:
- State of Homelessness Report Released. Read Report
- Semi-Annual Continuum of Care (CoC) Stakeholder Meeting 2/24, 9-11am – virtual. Register here
- Overview of MDHI Today & Significant Changes
- Progress and opportunities in the CoC
- Committee & Work group Structure Updates
- Engagement in CoC Workgroups, Committees & Processes
Got Shelter? Navigating the Unhoused Crisis, 2/28, 6-7:30m – virtual. Register here
The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and Jefferson Unitarian Church Community Action Network will co-sponsor a virtual panel discussion Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m to explore what can be done in Jefferson County to ease the plight of the unhoused. The public is invited to join via ZOOM. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
Fentanyl & Overdose: A Discussion for Jeffco Communities
A free, fact-based class about fentanyl, drug overdose and prevention in Jefferson County. These in-person learning opportunities are open to anyone who would like to know more about overdose, fentanyl and substance use in Jeffco, including individuals, students, families, business owners and professionals. Find more information here.
- Wed., 2/22, 6pm @ Jefferson County Public Health (645 Parfet Street, Lakewood)
- Tues., 2/28, 6pm @ Stanley Lake Library (8485 Kipling Street, Arvada)
- Sun., 3/5, pm @ Columbine Library (7706 W Bowles, Littleton)
Lakewood is preparing a Strategic Housing Plan and we would like to hear about your housing needs and challenges!
An online survey has been created to collect information about current housing conditions, costs, preferences and needs of Lakewood residents. Please complete the link below to complete the survey in English or Spanish. The survey will be available until Friday, March 3rd. For more information about the project, please visit the project website at LakewoodTogether.org/HousingStrategy [lakewoodtogether.org].
Jefferson County Affordable Housing Plan
Jefferson County is seeking a consultant to conduct a 15-year affordable housing strategic plan with specific steps for action. The analysis will include both incorporated and non-incorporated Jeffco to provide coordinated implementation across the county. The consultant will review relevant studies, reports, pandemic related impacts, and existing planning documents along with other sources available to the consultant. View the solicitation here. Proposals are due 3/8/23, 11am.
Colorado Homeless Contribution Income Tax Credit
Created by Colorado House Bill 2022 - 1083 (HB22-1083), the Colorado Homeless Contribution Income Tax Credit provides a tax credit to Colorado taxpayers that contribute to eligible homelessness related projects within Colorado. When taxpayers make a certified contribution, they can claim:
- 25% of their donation (monetary or value of in-kind) as a state income tax credit if contributed to a qualified project located in a non-rural community.
- 30% of their donation (monetary or value of in-kind) as a state income tax credit if contributed to a qualified project located in a rural community.
For more information, see Division of Housing Homeless Contribution Tax Credit website
Foothills Animal Shelter – Free Pet Supplies
February will be the last month that the temporary additional SNAP benefits (emergency allotment) will be offered due to the COVID public health emergency coming to a close. As a reminder, Foothills Animal Shelter will continue to provide free pet food and supplies to anyone who needs it- no proof of any sort required. Simply stop by the animal shelter at (580 McIntyre Street, Golden) and let them know of your food or supply needs and a team member will provide what is available. Other organizations that provide free pet food include: Aurora Animal Services, Cat Care Society, Colorado Pet Pantry, Denver Animal Shelter, Dumb Friends League, Human Society of Boulder Valley.