Feedback Requested – Proposed Year-Round Affordable Housing and Homelessness Committee

Feedback due: June 30th

Over the 2021 interim, the Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force and Subpanel made a recommendation to establish a year-round legislative Affordable Housing and Homelessness Committee. This Committee could help track and evaluate state programs advancing housing affordability, access, and homelessness resolution, and provide a space for affordable housing and homelessness policy development and discussion.

Below is an outline (also found here) of the potential committee structure and purpose. Proponents are seeking feedback on this proposal by COB, Thursday, June 30th.

Please send any feedback to Daphne Gervais.

Create the Year-Round Affordable Housing and Homelessness Legislative Oversight Committee and Task Force
(Similar structure to Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems Legislative Oversight Committee)

Purpose:

  • Receive updates on state expenditures from implementing agencies and assess impact pursuant to recommendations by the Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force and Subpanel Final Report including all 2022 legislation that was derived from those recommendations.
  • Evaluate, review, and make recommendations on affordable housing and homelessness legislation and policy
    • Authority to bring up to 5 pieces of legislation annually not to count against sponsors’ bill limits
    • Opportunity to evaluate bill concepts for affordable housing and homelessness
  • Areas of study (for subcommittee) including but not limited to:
    • Statewide housing needs and gaps
    • Best practices and barriers to affordable housing production and preservation
    • Best practices for stabilizing currently housed individuals at risk of entering homelessness
    • Statewide evaluation of homelessness and best practices for resolving and preventing homelessness
    • Administration of housing funding by DOH and CHFA
    • Housing impacts on and experienced by other government agencies

Meetings and Membership

  • Legislative Oversight Committee – Up to six meetings annually
    • Meetings are open to the public and recorded
    • Members may request testimony and reports from administrative agencies
    • Members may request but are not required to take public testimony
  • Task Force – Up to 12 meetings annually
    • Meetings are open to the public and recorded
    • Members may request testimony and reports from administrative agencies as approved by the Legislative Oversight Committee
    • Members are not required to take and respond to public testimony
    • The Task Force may create up to three subcommittees with inclusion of non-legislative or non-appointed subject matter experts who may meet as often as necessary to accomplish the goals of the subcommittee and make recommendations to the Task Force
  • Legislative Oversight Committee – Up to six members of the General Assembly
    • 2 members from the House of Representatives appointed by majority party
    • 1 member from the House of Representatives appointed by minority party
    • 2 members from the Senate appointed by majority party
    • 1 member from the Senate appointed by minority party
  • Task Force – Up to 25 members
    • Two from Dept of Local Affairs – Division of Housing and Office of Homeless Initiatives
    • One from Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
    • One from Department of Health Care Policy and Finance
    • One from Behavioral Health Administration
    • One from Department of Corrections
    • One from Department of Education
    • One from either Department of Labor and Employment or Department of Human Services
    • One from either Office of Energy or Office of Economic Development and International Trade
    • 2 representatives from a homeless service provider – one in an urban area and one in either a rural resort or rural area
    • A for-profit developer of affordable rental housing
    • A non-profit developer of affordable rental housing
    • A for-profit developer of affordable for sale housing
    • A non-profit developer of affordable for sale housing
    • A representative from a provider of supportive housing or supportive services
    • A representative from an operator of multifamily affordable housing
    • 3 representatives from local government – one from a rural area, one from a rural resort area, and one from an urban area
    • A representative from an affordable housing advocacy organization
    • A representative from a homelessness or anti-poverty advocacy organization
    • A person with a lived experience of homelessness currently living in permanent supportive housing
    • A person living in affordable rental housing restricted to an AMI of 80% or below
    • A person living in an affordable home ownership home restricted to an AMI of 120% or below

Sunset Review Date:  December 31, 2026

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