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Lamar Council Acts on Property Development

Lamar Council Acts on Property Development

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-11-01 which waives the liens attached to property located at 601-603 and 601.5 and 603.5 North 7th Street in Lamar.  The action was taken during the council’s November 14th meeting in an effort to keep properties throughout the city free of weeds, junk and debris as outlined […]

VA Offers Over $11M in Grants, Providing Legal Services for Homeless Veterans

VA Offers Over $11M in Grants, Providing Legal Services for Homeless Veterans

  WASHINGTON — As a part of ongoing efforts to end Veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for more than $11 million in legal services grants for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The funds are available through VA’s new Legal Services for Veterans Grant Program and […]

VA Awards Over $130M to Establish Stable Housing for Homeless Vets and Families

VA Awards Over $130M to Establish Stable Housing for Homeless Vets and Families

  WASHINGTON —The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that it awarded $137 million in grants through VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and their families. These grant awards supplement the previous FY 2022 SSVF grants, increase the number of Veterans who […]

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

      The Lamar City Council decided to table a continued discussion on the regulation of Tiny Homes which might be constructed in the city.  Three issues came from the June 27th meeting and were discussed during a joint meeting of Planning and Zoning and Adjustment and Appeals Boards.   Proposed regulations for consideration include […]

Up for Growth 2022 Housing Underproduction Report Finds Colorado’s Housing Deficit Has Increased 101% Since 2012

Up for Growth 2022 Housing Underproduction Report Finds Colorado’s Housing Deficit Has Increased 101% Since 2012

  First-of-its kind report quantifies housing shortage by metropolitan and county levels, finds underproduction in state reached 127,000 homes in 2019, up from 63,200 in 2012. Washington, DC – Up for Growth, a cross-sector member network committed to solving the nation’s housing shortage and affordability crisis through data-driven research and evidence-based policy, today released a groundbreaking […]

LCC Remodeling and Repurposing Main Street Hotel for Student Housing

LCC Remodeling and Repurposing Main Street Hotel for Student Housing

  New student housing is on the horizon for Lamar Community College (LCC) students, thanks to the LCC Foundation, several community partners and many generous donors. The former DJ Main Street View Inn & Suites, also known as the El Mar, is being renovated and updated and turned into student housing and, once complete, will […]

Southeast Housing Solutions Summit - July 14 at OJC, La Junta

Southeast Housing Solutions Summit – July 14 at OJC, La Junta

  Serving Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties.   Otero College, La Junta, 8am to 5pm The Southeast Housing Solutions Summit is a highly-interactive opportunity to collaborate on one of the key issues contributing to the crisis of housing in the region – housing stock. This action-planning intensive will focus […]

Regional Collaboration Yields 83 New Homes

Regional Collaboration Yields 83 New Homes

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED), Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD), 4Points Funding, and Bywater Development LLC held groundbreaking for High Prairie Homes, a southeast Colorado workforce housing development project, on May 25 at 1:30 p.m., Las Animas, Colorado, at Memorial Field (just east of the John Rawlings Museum).     Housing in the southeastern […]

Regional collaboration one of the keys to progress, says SCEDD Executive Director

Regional collaboration one of the keys to progress, says SCEDD Executive Director

  By Eric Gubelman, Executive Director – Southern Colorado Economic Development District There are about to be 84 “flowers” blooming in the six county region known as the southeastern plains. These “flowers” are housing units—17 single-family units and 34 duplexes–designed and built by High Prairie Homes. A southeast plains housing committee selected them in a […]

Council Resolutions to Benefit Housing Development

Council Resolutions to Benefit Housing Development

    The Lamar City Council held a public hearing Monday, April 25th for action on the proposed Langston Heights Subdivision adjacent to Savage Avenue, between South 8th and 9th Streets.  Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD) has a preliminary plat for the land.  Although five of the lots are smaller than first projected, the […]

Amache Potential Highlighted at PEP Annual Meeting

Amache Potential Highlighted at PEP Annual Meeting

    John Hopper, Granada Dean of Students, provided details on the recent efforts that transformed the World War Two Japanese-American Internment Camp Amache into National Park status.  Hopper was the keynote speaker during the Prowers Economic Prosperity annual meeting held at the End of the Line Arena on the Camp property this past Thursday, […]

Bipartisan Bill to Create a Tax Credit to Increase Housing Supply and Revitalize Distressed Homes

Bipartisan Bill to Create a Tax Credit to Increase Housing Supply and Revitalize Distressed Homes

  Legislation Would Help Cover the Cost of Building or Renovating Homes, Help Existing Homeowners Stay in Their Homes Washington, D.C. –– Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, co-sponsored legislation led by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to build and revitalize housing in distressed […]

PEP Gets Update on Essential Housing Initiative

PEP Gets Update on Essential Housing Initiative

  March 23rd was the deadline for buyers to sign up for SCEDD administrated, workforce housing contracts in southeast Colorado under a multi-county initiative impacting Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers counties.  Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) Executive Director, Stephanie Gonzales, provided Prowers Economic Prosperity board members with a progress report on signees during […]

PEP Board Receives Overview of DoLA for Southeast Region

PEP Board Receives Overview of DoLA for Southeast Region

    Tara Marshall, the Southeast Regional Director for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, was invited to brief the Prowers Economic Board of Directors on various financing programs made available to communities around the state. “Most states don’t have a DoLA department,” she explained during the February 28th monthly meeting, adding, “The Colorado Constitution […]

Lamar Council Okays LCC Foundation Request for Future Housing

Lamar Council Okays LCC Foundation Request for Future Housing

  The student population at Lamar Community College continues to increase, due in part, to the recent development of a future soccer team.  The college and the LCC Foundation have joined economic forces in the past for additional housing, such as the Prowers House dormitory which was built in 2016, according to councilwoman, Anne-Marie Crampton.  […]