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State provides $500,000 in grants to improve water quality

This year, seven entities across the state will receive $525,185 in grant funds for projects aimed to improve water quality. Projects must be focused in one of three areas: stormwater management training, projects that improve water quality where there’s been a violation, and the planning and/or construction of stormwater or wastewater improvement projects. Government agencies, publicly owned water systems and nonprofit water systems, watershed groups, stormwater program administrators, training providers, and private landowners were eligible to apply

MERCY LOAN FUND PARTNERS WITH MERCY HOUSING TO PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SINGLE PARENTS...

Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Denver, Colo., announced that it has partnered with Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI) to preserve 106 affordable homes for single parents in Denver, Colo

City to Hold Open House for New Utilities Building

As the community grows, so does the City of Fort Collins in order to continue offering the World Class services that residents enjoy and expect, which makes for a special sense of place here.

Fifth Colorado community solar demonstration project to provide long-term benefits to low-income households in...

On Friday, Oct. 21, Gov. John Hickenlooper will join the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), GRID Alternatives (GRID) and Fort Collins Utilities to recognize the development of a community solar array that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents in the municipal utility’s service territory.

GRID ALTERNATIVES SUPPORTS XCEL ENERGY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO EXPAND LOW-INCOME ACCESS TO SOLAR ENERGY

GRID Alternatives Colorado, an affiliate of the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, today announced its support for a comprehensive utility settlement being considered by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week to address significant state energy policy issues and increase access to solar power for Colorado’s most underserved communities.

GOV. HICKENLOOPER COMMENDS INVESTMENT FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Gov. John Hickenlooper today commended state agencies and partners for their second year of significant investment in providing permanent supportive housing for homeless and special needs populations across Colorado.

Tipton Re-Introduces Bill to Protect Private Land Owners Following BLM Resurveys

Congressman Scott Tipton re-introduced the Resurveys Entitle Adjacent Landowners (REAL) Protection Act (H.R. 6288) in the 114th Congress to provide protections and certainty for private land owners following Bureau of Land Management (BLM) resurveys of federal land

Ken Buck Supports Fully Funded PILT Program

Congressman Ken Buck joined dozens of his colleagues from both sides of the aisle this week on a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding the full funding of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program (PILT). Under this program, the federal government provides offsetting funds to local governments that lose property tax revenue due to the existence of tax-exempt federal lands in their jurisdiction.

Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive, will take place October 5 – 15, 2017, in Denver, Colorado, Energy Department and Denver officials announced today

Justice Department Settles with Colorado Apartment Complex for Discriminating Against Families with Children

The Justice Department announced today that the owners and manager of the Westland Apartments, a 28-unit apartment complex in Lakewood, Colorado, have agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act.  The settlement must still be approved by the U.S. District Court of the District of Colorado

Polis statement on Obama Administration’s move to increase homeowner access to renewable energy

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement of new guidelines for families to install renewable energy and water conservation projects in their homes.

Coffman Introduces Savings Account Legislation for First-Time Homebuyers

U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act (H.R. 5575) along with U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA). The act would amend the federal tax code to create 529-style savings accounts for first time homebuyers.

Ken Buck Supports American Families Who Rely on Affordable Energy

Congressman Ken Buck voted in favor of House Concurrent Resolutions 89 and 112. These resolutions express the sense of the House of Representatives that a carbon and oil tax, respectively, would be detrimental to American families and businesses. Both of these taxes would regressively impact Coloradans who rely on these energy sources for heating their homes, driving to work, and powering the small businesses they own.

Colorado Housing Agencies Receive $412,000 to Help Veterans Access Affordable Housing

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that six Colorado housing agencies have won a total of $412,668 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Veterans Affairs Support Housing (VASH) program to help veterans and their families access affordable housing.

KTGY and University of Denver Grad Students Take Top Honors in 14th Annual NAIOP...

A collaboration of international award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning and University of Denver (DU) graduate students resulted in the winning proposal for the 14 th Annual 2016 NAIOP Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge on April 28, 2016.  Challenged to create the dynamic best use of the Westminster Station Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) site, KTGY prepared the site and building plans and the 3D model that illustrated the development ideas generated by the DU team

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Notice of Intent Filed to Sue Over Chronic Water Pollution From...

The Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch today filed a notice of intent to sue JBS USA and the Swift Beef Company for illegally dumping slaughterhouse pollution

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Tipton: FHA Practices Pose Risk to Taxpayers

Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro during a House Committee on Financial Services oversight hearing to examine the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) precarious financial state 1st Priority Roofing