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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.  […]

March 23 is Deadline to Commit to Build a New Home

March 23 is Deadline to Commit to Build a New Home

Time is running out on a once-in-a-generation chance to build your affordable new home with assistance from Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The collaborative efforts of two non-profits and 16 local governments have reduced the price of single-family homes to as low as $151,000 for a two-bedroom model.  Other choices are available.  For […]

Lamar Community College

LCC Receives Housing Project Funding

  CO AG’s Office awards $1.66 million to LCC for Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization (COPERR) Project (LAMAR, Colo.) — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office awarded $1.66 million to Lamar Community College (LCC) in 2021 for a workforce training program that will also see the remediation of blighted housing in the southeastern part […]

PEP Board Receives 2021 Summary

PEP Board Receives 2021 Summary

    The need for new housing construction and renovation will remain the primary goal for Prowers Economic Prosperity, the economic development organization which serves the county.  Executive Director, Cheryl Sanchez provided an overview of notable developments for 2021 for board members during their monthly meeting on Monday, January 17th at their South Main Street […]