May 2022 – Newsletter Article by BJ Scott, co-founder of the Affordable Housing Collaborative and longtime health care expert across the Pikes Peak Region.

On April 25, 2002, the Affordable Housing Collaborative (AHC) was honored to join our partners – Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs, Apartment Association of Southern Colorado, Downtown Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Association of Relators, and Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC – for a “Housing for All” presentation to the Colorado Springs City Council.

AHC’s primary focus is on increasing the stock of housing that affects people in our county that earn between 30% and 80% of our county’s annual area median income, which is $81,900. That equates to those earning between $25,000 and $65,500 per year. In collaboration our partners listed above are focusing on those earning over $65,000 per year but still finding housing unattainable. Each group brought recommendation to city council that could help soften our affordable housing crisis.

AHC presentation of its “Housing for All: Solutions that Make Sense” Final Report  highlighted work during 2021 and 2022 and included these recommendations:

The three workgroups are finalizing their actions plans. The Affordable Housing Collaborative and its partners will identify a City Council Work Session date in early 2022 to report on this grassroots collaborative work.

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