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Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners

Kathleen Conti, District 1 Nancy Sharpe, District 2

Jeff Baker, Chair, District 3 Nancy Jackson, Chair Pro Tem, District 4

Bill Holen, District 5

Study Session August 27, 2019 Study Session Topics

*2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan With Housing Needs Assessment (WHR)

Tagged Passions:housing

Discussion of the goals and priorities identified in the DRAFT 2020-2024 of the Five Year Consolidated Plan and Housing Needs Assessment (HNA)

Request: Information/Direction
Tagged Passions:housing

Liana Escott, Community Development Administrator, Community Resources Jeremy Fink, Community Development Administrator, Community Resources Linda Haley, Housing and Community Development Division Manager, Community Resources Don Klemme, Director, Community Resources Todd Weaver, Budget Manager, Finance Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney

SS BSR CONSOLIDATED PLAN 2020 2024.DOC 2019_ARAPAHOE_CON PLAN_DRAFT.DOCX ARAPAHOE_HNA_2019_DRAFT1T.DOCX
Tagged Passions:finance, legal, budget, development, Development, administrator, manager, community development, and housing

*Zoning Current Level Of Service And 2020 Budget Request (WHR) Discussion of a request from Public Works and Development staff for input and feedback at to the level of service currently provided by Zoning. While not a request with this study session, Public Works and Development has requested an additional FTE through the 2020 Budget process, of which will be highlighted in this report for background as it affects level of services

Request: Information/Direction Caitlyn Cahill, Zoning and Animal Control Manager, Public Works and Development Jan Yeckes, Planning Division Manager, Public Works and Development Bryan Weimer, Director, Public Works and Development Todd Weaver, Budget Manager, Finance Robert Hill, Senior Assistant County Attorney BSR_ZONING LEVEL OF SERVICE8.27.19FINAL.PDF * To Be Recorded As Required By Law WHR - West Hearing Room Arapahoe County is committed to making its public meetings accessible to persons with disabilities. Assisted listening devices are available. Ask any staff member and we will provide one for you.
Tagged Passions:planning, finance, legal, budget, pets, development, zoning, services, animal control, Development, Public Works, public works, and manager

If you need special accommodations, contact the Commissioners Office at 303-795-4630 or Relay Colorado 711.

Please contact our office at least 3 days in advance to make arrangements.

Administration Building West Hearing Room

5334 S. Prince St. Littleton, CO 80120

303-795-4630 Relay Colorado 711 The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners typically holds weekly Study Sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Study Sessions (except for Executive Sessions) are open to the public and items for discussion are included on this agenda. Agendas (except for Executive Sessions agendas) are available through the Commissioners Office or through the County s web site at www.arapahoegov.com. Please note that the Board may discuss any topic relevant to County business, whether or not the topic has been specifically noticed on this agenda. In particular, the Board typically schedules time each Monday under Committee Updates to discuss a wide range of topics. In addition, the Board may alter the times of the meetings throughout the day, or cancel

Tagged Passions:business

or reschedule noticed meetings. Questions about this agenda? Contact the Commissioners Office at 303-795-4630 or by e-mail at commissioners@arapahoegov.com

10:00 A.M. Documents: 11:00 A.M. Documents:

Kathleen Conti, District 1 Nancy Sharpe, District 2

Jeff Baker, Chair, District 3 Nancy Jackson, Chair Pro Tem, District 4

Bill Holen, District 5

Study Session August 27, 2019 Study Session Topics

*2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan With Housing Needs Assessment (WHR)

Tagged Passions:housing

Discussion of the goals and priorities identified in the DRAFT 2020-2024 of the Five Year Consolidated Plan and Housing Needs Assessment (HNA)

Request: Information/Direction
Tagged Passions:housing

Liana Escott, Community Development Administrator, Community Resources Jeremy Fink, Community Development Administrator, Community Resources Linda Haley, Housing and Community Development Division Manager, Community Resources Don Klemme, Director, Community Resources Todd Weaver, Budget Manager, Finance Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney

SS BSR CONSOLIDATED PLAN 2020 2024.DOC 2019_ARAPAHOE_CON PLAN_DRAFT.DOCX ARAPAHOE_HNA_2019_DRAFT1T.DOCX
Tagged Passions:finance, legal, budget, development, Development, administrator, manager, community development, and housing

*Zoning Current Level Of Service And 2020 Budget Request (WHR) Discussion of a request from Public Works and Development staff for input and feedback at to the level of service currently provided by Zoning. While not a request with this study session, Public Works and Development has requested an additional FTE through the 2020 Budget process, of which will be highlighted in this report for background as it affects level of services

Request: Information/Direction Caitlyn Cahill, Zoning and Animal Control Manager, Public Works and Development Jan Yeckes, Planning Division Manager, Public Works and Development Bryan Weimer, Director, Public Works and Development Todd Weaver, Budget Manager, Finance Robert Hill, Senior Assistant County Attorney BSR_ZONING LEVEL OF SERVICE8.27.19FINAL.PDF * To Be Recorded As Required By Law WHR - West Hearing Room Arapahoe County is committed to making its public meetings accessible to persons with disabilities. Assisted listening devices are available. Ask any staff member and we will provide one for you.
Tagged Passions:planning, finance, legal, budget, pets, development, zoning, services, animal control, Development, Public Works, public works, and manager

If you need special accommodations, contact the Commissioners Office at 303-795-4630 or Relay Colorado 711.

Please contact our office at least 3 days in advance to make arrangements.

Administration Building West Hearing Room

5334 S. Prince St. Littleton, CO 80120

303-795-4630 Relay Colorado 711 The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners typically holds weekly Study Sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Study Sessions (except for Executive Sessions) are open to the public and items for discussion are included on this agenda. Agendas (except for Executive Sessions agendas) are available through the Commissioners Office or through the County s web site at www.arapahoegov.com. Please note that the Board may discuss any topic relevant to County business, whether or not the topic has been specifically noticed on this agenda. In particular, the Board typically schedules time each Monday under Committee Updates to discuss a wide range of topics. In addition, the Board may alter the times of the meetings throughout the day, or cancel

Tagged Passions:business

or reschedule noticed meetings. Questions about this agenda? Contact the Commissioners Office at 303-795-4630 or by e-mail at commissioners@arapahoegov.com

10:00 A.M. Documents: 11:00 A.M. Documents:

BoCC Study Session: August 27, 2019

Page 1 of 2 Board Summary Report Date: 8/14/2019

To: Board of County Commissioners

Through: Don Klemme, Community Resources Department Director

From: Linda Haley, Housing and Community Development Division Manager Liana Escott, Community Development Administrator Jeremy Fink, Community Development Administrator

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:development, Development, administrator, manager, community development, and housing

Subject: 2020-2024 Five year Consolidated Plan

No additional detail provided

Direction/Information:

The purpose of this Study Session is to present to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) the goals and priorities identified in the DRAFT 2020-2024 of the Five Year Consolidated Plan and Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) and through discussion, receive feedback from the Board of County Commissioners so that with the feedback the plan can be finalized. Background In order to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME) funds the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires a Five Year Consolidated Plan (Plan) for the 2020-2024 time period. The Plan is a collaborative process to determine the County s unified vision of community development actions and strategies. The Plan includes a needs assessment, priority needs, specific objectives, and how the planned activities will address the identified needs and objectives. As part of the Plan process, HUD required the County to conduct a Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) and an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. Links to Align Arapahoe The Five Year Consolidated Plan links to the Align Arapahoe objective Quality of Life. Determining community needs allows Arapahoe County to target the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds and HOME Investment Partnership Funds (HOME) to the areas of greatest need and to support those organizations that provide safety net services to Arapahoe County citizens. Discussion The County contracted with Community Strategies Institute (CSI) to prepare the 2020 2024 Consolidated Plan and the 2020 Annual Action Plan. Various public hearings and focus groups were conducted to gather information which has been incorporated into the Consolidated and Annual Action
Tagged Passions:funding, grant, grocery, strategic, development, contract, services, Development, investment, hearing, cdbg, community development, and housing

BoCC Study Session: August 27, 2019

Page 2 of 2 Plan. The BOCC will be presented the main conclusions of the Consolidated Plan which will cover the Housing Needs, Homeless Needs, Special Needs and other Community Development needs in Arapahoe County. Following a discussion of the various needs throughout the Community, CSI will discuss Strategies and Priorities to help meet the various needs that have been identified. In order to obtain information for the Consolidated and Annual Action Plan there were three public meetings/focus groups held May 30, June 18 and July 23, 2019. At these meetings various agencies, community residents and municipal representatives were able to provide input regarding housing and community needs. In addition to the public meetings and focus groups phone interviews were conducted and a Housing Needs Survey was conducted. Alternatives The BOCC has an opportunity to provide input to the information being included in the Final Draft of the Five Year Consolidated Plan. Fiscal Impact The completion of the Five Year Consolidated Plan is required to receive CDBG and HOME funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Concurrence Attorney Comments Reviewed By:
Tagged Passions:funding, legal, development, Development, cdbg, homeless, community development, and housing

Liana Escott and Jeremy Fink, Community Development Administrators Linda Haley, Housing and Community Development Division Manager Don Klemme, Community Resources Department Director

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 1 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

Tagged Passions:development, Development, administrator, manager, community development, and housing

Executive Summary

ES-05 Executive Summary - 24 CFR 91.200(c), 91.220(b) 1. Introduction

Arapahoe County, Colorado, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is required to prepare a Five Year Consolidated Plan in order to receive funding for the Community Development Block Grant Program and HOME Investment Fund. The Consolidated Plan comprises the planning and application requirements for the CDBG and HOME programs. Arapahoe County receives funding directly for the CDBG and HOME Programs. The county does not receive ESG or HOPWA funds. Arapahoe County s CDBG and HOME program year runs from April 1 March 31. Arapahoe County used the online IDIS Consolidated Plan Tool, CPD Maps and CPS maps data, other HUD planning resources, and additional data collected and reported by Community Strategies Institute consultants to prepare this plan in accordance with HUD regulations. The plan includes the 5 Year Strategic Plan for 2020 2024 and backup documentation on needs within Arapahoe County, and the Annual Action Plan for 2020. The Five Year Strategic Plan and the Annual Action Plan were developed using market research and analysis as well as through a multi-faceted citizen participation plan that solicited comment from a range of individuals and groups throughout the County. 2. Summary of the objectives and outcomes identified in the Plan Needs Assessment Overview
Tagged Passions:planning, funding, grant, regulation, market, strategic, development, services, program, Development, investment, cdbg, community development, and housing

Based on the process described above, the following objectives and outcomes have been established for the CDBG and HOME Programs:

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Provide a full range of housing choices. Special efforts should be directed at the housing needs of groups which are not easily served by the private market. Those groups include moderate and lower income families of various sizes, elderly households on fixed incomes, and those with special challenges.

Promote the preservation of the existing housing stock and older neighborhoods by improving the housing and upgrading neighborhood infrastructure and conditions. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 2 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Create innovating partnerships between government and the private sector by creating ordinances, plans and policies that expand housing opportunities and support economic diversity. Facilitate and support affordable housing activities carried out by communty groups and the public and private sectors. 3. Evaluation of past performance Arapahoe County used performance and needs information from past CDBG and HOME requests and awards as part of the basis for setting objectives, desired outcomes, and leveraged funding sources for this latest Five Year Consolidated Plan.
Tagged Passions:funding, ordinance, market, performance, preservation, diversity, cdbg, neighborhood, and housing

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Summary of citizen participation process and consultation process

Arapahoe County used multiple methods to conduct outreach and ensure public participation in the development of the Consolidated Plan. These include individual interviews with key informants, governments and providers, focus groups, public meetings focused on need identification, study sessions with the board of county commissioners, and public hearings. 5. Summary of public comments

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and hearing

6.
Summary of comments or views not accepted and the reasons for not accepting them

No additional detail provided

7.
Summary

Arapahoe County used many methods to successfully gather citizen and provider input for development of this Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.

Tagged Passions:development and Development

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 3 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

The Process PR-05 Lead Responsible Agencies 24 CFR 91.200(b) 1. Describe agency/entity responsible for preparing the Consolidated Plan and those responsible for administration of each grant program and funding source The following are the agencies/entities responsible for preparing the Consolidated Plan and those responsible for administration of each grant program and funding source.
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Agency Role Name Department/Agency Lead Agency ARAPAHOE COUNTY CDBG Administrator ARAPAHOE COUNTY Community Resources

No additional detail provided

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Department HOPWA Administrator HOME Administrator ARAPAHOE COUNTY Community Resources

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Department HOPWA-C Administrator

Table 1 Responsible Agencies Narrative The above table shows the agencies/entities responsible for preparing the Consolidated Plan and those responsible for administration of each grant program and funding source. Consolidated Plan Public Contact Information Linda Haley Arapahoe County Housing, Community Development, and Senior Resources Division Manager 1690 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 300 Littleton, CO 80120 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 4 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) PR-10 Consultation - 91.100, 91.200(b), 91.215(l) 1. Introduction Arapahoe County consulted with local government partners, public and private agencies that provide housing, public services, homeless and special needs services, public facilities and infrastructure for this project. Interviews, focus groups, public hearings and meetings were held to gather information, expert opinion on needs and resources, the housing market, and needs for CDBG and HOME funded activities throughout the County.
Tagged Passions:funding, grant, market, development, services, program, Development, Public Works, public works, hearing, administrator, manager, cdbg, homeless, community development, and housing

Provide a concise summary of the jurisdiction s activities to enhance coordination between public and assisted housing providers and private and governmental health, mental health and service agencies (91.215(I)).

Arapahoe County housing and service providers coordinate services and housing for special needs populations through partnerships such as the Community Housing Development Association, a county- wide CHDO. CHDA coordinates the development of housing for three providers of services and housing for persons with mental health issues, the developmentally disabled, physically disabled, and persons with substance abuse issues. These four agencies coordinate to increase the number of service enriched housing opportunities for persons throughout the County. Describe coordination with the Continuum of Care and efforts to address the needs of homeless persons (particularly chronically homeless individuals and families, families with children, veterans, and unaccompanied youth) and persons at risk of homelessness Homeless providers who serve Arapahoe County are members of the Metro Denver Continuum of Care and work with providers throughout the metro Denver region on coordinated programs and services. Homeless operators and programs are funded in part through Arapahoe County block grant funds. The Tri-Cities Homelessness Policy Group, is a collection of city officials, police, and community organizations from Littleton, Sheridan, and Englewood with the goal of creating a coordinated effort throughout the County to address homelessness. Agencies continue to work together to address the needs of Homeless populations and those facing homelessness in Arapahoe County. Describe consultation with the Continuum(s) of Care that serves the jurisdiction's area in determining how to allocate ESG funds, develop performance standards and evaluate outcomes, and develop funding, policies and procedures for the administration of HMIS Agencies working in Arapahoe County were contacted to participate in the Consolidated Planning process. Arapahoe County does not receive ESG funds. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 5 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
Tagged Passions:planning, funding, grant, health, veterans, disability, development, public safety, Public Transit, risk, procedure, services, program, performance, Development, policy, mental health, youth, homeless, and housing

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Describe Agencies, groups, organizations and others who participated in the process and describe the jurisdictions consultations with housing, social service agencies and other entities

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 6 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Table 2 Agencies, groups, organizations who participated 1 Agency/Group/Organization FAMILY TREE

Tagged Passions:trees and housing

Agency/Group/Organization Type Housing PHA Services - Housing Services-Children Services-Elderly Persons Services-Persons with Disabilities Services-Persons with HIV/AIDS Services-Victims of Domestic Violence Services-homeless Services-Health Services-Education Service-Fair Housing Services - Victims Health Agency Child Welfare Agency Other government - State Other government - County Other government - Local Regional organization Major Employer Neighborhood Organization Private Sector Banking / Financing

What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Housing Need Assessment Lead-based Paint Strategy Public Housing Needs Homelessness Strategy Homeless Needs - Chronically homeless Homeless Needs - Families with children Homelessness Needs - Veterans Homelessness Needs - Unaccompanied youth Non-Homeless Special Needs Economic Development Market Analysis Anti-poverty Strategy Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 7 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
Tagged Passions:health, veterans, market, economic development, strategic, development, services, Development, education, poverty, youth, domestic violence, neighborhood, homeless, and housing

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Family Tree staff were interviewed during the Consolidated Plan consultation process. A program manager of the Family Tree, an owned and operated shelter in Arapahoe County, was interviewed and provided data and information used to develop the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.The agency leads coordination efforts for homeless providers throughout Arapahoe County.

Tagged Passions:program, trees, manager, and homeless

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Agency/Group/Organization GATEWAY BATTERED WOMEN SHELTER

Agency/Group/Organization Type Services-Victims of Domestic Violence What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation?
Tagged Passions:services, gateway, and domestic violence

Homelessness Strategy Homeless Needs - Families with children

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:strategic and homeless

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Gateway Battered Women's Shelter staff were interviewed as part of the homeless needs analysis and development of the homeless strategy. The agency provided data and information about services for domestic violence victims and specific housing resources in the County for these victims.

Tagged Passions:strategic, development, services, Development, gateway, domestic violence, homeless, and housing

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Agency/Group/Organization FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER DENVER

Agency/Group/Organization Type Services-homeless Regional organization What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation?
Tagged Passions:services and homeless

Homelessness Strategy Homeless Needs - Chronically homeless Homeless Needs - Families with children Homelessness Needs - Veterans Homelessness Needs - Unaccompanied youth

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:veterans, strategic, youth, and homeless

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Family Promise staff were interviewed for the homeless needs sections of the plan, and provided data and information to inform the homeless strategies and other non-homeless or housing strategies.The agency provided client and other data that informed the plan and coordinates with other agencies throughout Arapahoe County and the region.

Tagged Passions:homeless and housing

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Agency/Group/Organization COLORADO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

No additional detail provided

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Agency/Group/Organization Type Services-homeless

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 8 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Homelessness Strategy
Tagged Passions:strategic, services, and homeless

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

The Coalition was interviewed about overall trends and issues among the homeless population in and around Arapahoe County.
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Agency/Group/Organization COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSOC, INC.

Agency/Group/Organization Type Housing Services-Persons with Disabilities Regional organization What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Housing Need Assessment Non-Homeless Special Needs Market Analysis
Tagged Passions:market, development, services, Development, homeless, and housing

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

CHDA staff were interviewed as part of the housing needs assessment. CHDA is an Arapahoe County CHDO that provides rental housing for low income and special needs populations. The agency also participated in the housing needs focus group and provided information for the markets section of the plan. CHDA coordinates housing provision with local agencies that serve persons with disabilities.
Tagged Passions:market, rental, and housing

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Agency/Group/Organization Tri-Valley Senior Citizen Association

Agency/Group/Organization Type Services-Elderly Persons Regional organization What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation?
Tagged Passions:seniors and services

Housing Need Assessment Market Analysis

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:market and housing

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

The president of Tri Valley Seniors was interviewed. This organization provides transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, entertainment, and exercise for Seniors in the eastern part of the County. Affordable The lack of senior living facilities in the more rural areas of Arapahoe County is a concern for this organization.
Tagged Passions:rural, grocery, appointments, seniors, and transportation

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Agency/Group/Organization CITY OF LITTLETON

No additional detail provided

Agency/Group/Organization Type Other government - Local

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 9 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation?

Housing Need Assessment Market Analysis

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:market and housing

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

City of Littleton staff was interviewed for the housing needs assessment section of the plan, and provided information and data on local housing regulations, and the development pipeline in Littleton.

Tagged Passions:regulation, development, Development, and housing

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Agency/Group/Organization ENGLEWOOD HOUSING AUTHORITY

Tagged Passions:housing

Agency/Group/Organization Type PHA

What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation?

Housing Need Assessment Market Analysis

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:market and housing

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Staff from Englewood Housing Authority were interviewed for the needs assessment and market analysis sections of the plan. They provided data and information about the public housing options and limitations in Englewood.

Tagged Passions:market and housing

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Agency/Group/Organization BROTHERS REDEVELOPMENT

Agency/Group/Organization Type Services - Housing

What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation?

Tagged Passions:services and housing

Housing Need Assessment Economic Development Market Analysis Anti-poverty Strategy

Tagged Passions:market, economic development, strategic, development, Development, poverty, and housing

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Brothers Redevelopment provided information about their programs and services offered throughout Arapahoe County. Two staff from this organization also participated in a housing needs and strategy focus group.
Tagged Passions:strategic, services, program, and housing

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Agency/Group/Organization Mile High Behavioral Healthcare and Comitis Crisis Center, Inc.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:healthcare

Agency/Group/Organization Type Services - Housing Services-homeless Services-Health

What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation?

Tagged Passions:health, services, homeless, and housing

Homelessness Strategy Homeless Needs - Chronically homeless Homeless Needs - Families with children Homelessness Needs - Veterans Homelessness Needs - Unaccompanied youth

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 10 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

Tagged Passions:veterans, strategic, youth, and homeless

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Staff of Mile High Behavioral Healthcare and Comitis Crisis Center was interviewed for the homelessness sections of this report and provided data on homeless beds, trends, and other issues.

Tagged Passions:healthcare and homeless

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Agency/Group/Organization Denver Recovery Group

Agency/Group/Organization Type Services-homeless Services-Health What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Homelessness Strategy

Tagged Passions:health, strategic, services, and homeless

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Denver Recovery Group staff provided information about the homeless trends in the County, specifically among those suffering from substance abuse issues.
Tagged Passions:homeless

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Agency/Group/Organization JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES

Agency/Group/Organization Type Services-homeless Services-Health What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation?

Tagged Passions:health, services, family services, and homeless

Housing Need Assessment Homelessness Strategy

Tagged Passions:strategic and housing

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Jewish Family Services participated with interviews regarding trends and issues among Arapahoe County's homeless population.

Tagged Passions:services, family services, and homeless

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Agency/Group/Organization AURORA HOUSING AUTHORITY

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:housing

Agency/Group/Organization Type PHA

What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Housing Need Assessment Public Housing Needs Market Analysis
Tagged Passions:market and housing

How was the Agency/Group/Organization consulted and what are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination?

Leadership from the Aurora Housing Authority provided detailed information about their facilities and trends in Aurora's public housing sector, and also information on services and housing facilities Aurora makes available for homeless individuals and families.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 11 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Identify any Agency Types not consulted and provide rationale for not consulting
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Some agencies and past grantees contacted as part of the consolation process did not return calls or emails and requests for interviews or attendance at focus groups, hearings, and meetings. These agencies were not included in the list of consulted agencies, but were given the opportunity to participate in the process.

No additional detail provided

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Other local/regional/state/federal planning efforts considered when preparing the Plan

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Name of Plan Lead Organization How do the goals of your Strategic Plan overlap with the goals of each plan?

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Continuum of Care

Metro Denver Homeless Initiative MDHI member organizations serving Arapahoe County shared data, program information and needs for the plan. Goals are based upon this information and the programs operated by the CoC members.
Tagged Passions:Public Transit, program, and homeless

Table 3 Other local / regional / federal planning efforts Describe cooperation and coordination with other public entities, including the State and any adjacent units of general local government, in the implementation of the Consolidated Plan (91.215(l))

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Arapahoe County coordinates with the Colorado Division of Housing on HOME funded housing projects and programs, to ensure that Arapahoe County funding is leveraged with state funds. Developers and CHDOs working in Arapahoe County apply for funding from a variety of sources for programs and developments, including the State of Colorado. Some homeless programs are funded regionally, by Arapahoe County and other metro HUD grantees. Special needs providers also receive funding from both Arapahoe County, the City of Aurora, other grantees, and the state to operate programs throughout the entire metro area. Narrative (optional):

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 12 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) PR-15 Citizen Participation 1. Summary of citizen participation process/Efforts made to broaden citizen participation Summarize citizen participation process and how it impacted goal-setting Arapahoe County used multiple methods to conduct outreach and ensure public participation in the development of the Consolidated Plan. These include individual interviews with key informants, governments and providers, an online survey for residents in rural areas related to needs, focus groups, public meetings focused on need identification, and public hearings. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 13 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

Tagged Passions:funding, rural, development, Public Transit, program, Development, hearing, homeless, and housing

Citizen Participation Outreach

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 14 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Sort Order Mode of Outreach Target of Outreach Summary of response/attendance

Tagged Passions:grocery

Summary ofcomments received Summary of commentsnot acceptedand reasons URL (If

applicable) Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 15 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Sort Order Mode of Outreach Target of Outreach Summary of response/attendance
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Summary ofcomments received Summary of commentsnot acceptedand reasons URL (If

applicable)

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Public Meeting Non- targeted/broad community

Residents of Sheridan and other parts of the County shared their views on the affordability of rental units. Senior services advocates shared their support for more resources and attention to be paid to Senior services. Arapahoe County staff shared their views on entitlement programs and housing accessibility issues in the County

Very low income residents have a number of support services available to support housing and other basic services. Low to middle income families that do not qualify for these services (as a result from earning too much money) do not receive any help from the County or State, but do not earn enough income to purchase a home or rent houses that meet their families needs. There was broad support in this group for programs and services that are conditional upon None Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 16 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Sort Order Mode of Outreach Target of Outreach Summary of response/attendance
Tagged Passions:grocery, services, program, purchasing, rental, and housing

Summary ofcomments received Summary of commentsnot acceptedand reasons URL (If

applicable)

work requirements, rather than solely income limitations. This group also supported broader marketing efforts from the County to make home ownership, rehab, and rental assistance program more known throughout the community. While the group described the physical infrastructure o the County to be adequate, the group saw a need for more financial education among low and middle income residents.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 17 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Sort Order Mode of Outreach Target of Outreach Summary of response/attendance

Tagged Passions:finance, market, grocery, program, rental, and education

Summary ofcomments received Summary of commentsnot acceptedand reasons URL (If

applicable)

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Focus Group- Municipal Leadership

Leaders in each municipality, leaders of housing organizations Mayors and Council Members from Littleton, Aurora, Centennial, and Englewood. Brothers Development, Community Development Housing Association, All In Health, Overall, participants ranked addressing homelessness as the highest housing priority in the County. The participants also wanted to see the County to continue the support of rental restricted units, especially mixed income complexes, for a variety of AMI ranges. None
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Public Meeting Non- targeted/broad community

Residents of the Eastern part of Arapahoe County including Deer Trail and Strasburg

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Different housing and income earning challenges are present in the Eastern part of the County.

None Table 4 Citizen Participation Outreach Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 18 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Needs Assessment

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NA-05 Overview Needs Assessment Overview

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 19 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

NA-10 Housing Needs Assessment - 24 CFR 91.205 (a,b,c) Summary of Housing Needs

No additional detail provided

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Between 2009 and 2017, the population in Arapahoe County increased by 8 , households increased by 11 , and median incomes increased by 18 . In Arapahoe County, one fifth of the households earn less than 50 HAMFI. Households with lower income are more likely to be impacted by at least one housing problem, and households with lower incomes are more likely to be renters. Large families tend to have higher incomes.

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Demographics Base Year: 2009 Most Recent Year: 2017 Change Population 572,003 617,668 8 Households 212,465 235,263 11 Median Income 58,968.00 69,553.00 18

Table 5 - Housing Needs Assessment Demographics Alternate Data Source Name: 2017 American Community Survey and CSI Analysis Data Source Comments:
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Number of Households Table

0-30 HAMFI >30-50 HAMFI >50-80 HAMFI >80-100 HAMFI >100 HAMFI Total Households 12,325 11,188 16,440 12,249 64,180 Small Family Households 3,989 3,527 5,643 5,055 35,670 Large Family Households 633 838 1,264 746 4,749 Household contains at least one person 62-74 years of age 1,739 2,001 3,438 2,185 11,726 Household contains at least one person age 75 or older 1,628 1,980 1,898 1,028 3,456 Households with one or more children 6 years old or younger 2,031 1,696 2,399 1,810 6,363 Table 6 - Total Households Table Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS Households Table Summary

In Arapahoe County, small families, households with one person between 62-74 years old, and households with children under 6 make up the majority of households at 50 or less of the area median income. Larger households tend to have higher incomes.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 20 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Housing Needs Summary Tables

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Housing Problems (Households with one of the listed needs)

Renter Owner 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total

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NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS Substandard Housing - Lacking complete plumbing or kitchen facilities 113 153 58 25 349 50 0 50 14 114 Severely Overcrowded - With >1.51 people per room (and complete kitchen and plumbing) 90 134 0 60 284 25 4 0 4 33 Overcrowded - With 1.01-1.5 people per room (and none of the above problems) 454 272 233 115 1,074 40 54 68 14 176 Housing cost burden greater than 50 of income (and none of the above problems) 5,190 2,014 475 15 7,694 2,525 1,923 1,669 338 6,455 Housing cost burden greater than 30 of income (and none of the above problems) 834 3,044 3,519 1,140 8,537 503 887 2,728 2,001 6,119

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 21 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Renter Owner 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total
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Zero/negative Income (and none of the above problems) 925 0 0 0 925 422 0 0 0 422

Table 7 Housing Problems Table Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS Housing Needs Summary The greatest problem facing households in Arapahoe County is housing cost, especially for households at 0 30 AMI and 31 50 AMI. Renters are bearing the brunt of this burden; 75 of renters have substandard housing. Though very low income owners also face cost burden. While some households have a lack of kitchen or plumbing, this condition does not seem to be a significant problem throughout the County. Overcrowding is more likely to be a problem for both renters at less than 50 AMI, 90 of severely overcrowded homes are among renters, and 80 of renters that earn less than 50 AMI experience severely overcrowded housing. However, overall this does not impact large numbers of people in the county.
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Housing Problems 2 (Households with one or more Severe Housing Problems: Lacks kitchen or complete plumbing, severe overcrowding, severe cost burden)

Renter Owner 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total

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NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS Having 1 or more of four housing problems 5,860 2,572 769 210 9,411 2,640 1,978 1,783 372 6,773 Having none of four housing problems 1,579 4,030 7,107 4,999 17,715 898 2,629 6,755 6,675 16,957

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 22 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Renter Owner 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total Household has negative income, but none of the other housing problems 925 0 0 0 925 422 0 0 0 422 Table 8 Housing Problems 2 Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS
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Housing Problems 2 Summary

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HUD estimates the number of households in each income range that have one or more of the above housing problems. While the number of renter and owner households that do not face housing problems greatly outnumber those households with problems, renters in the 0 50 AMI income range have the most housing problems, followed by owner households earning 0 30 of the AMI. 3. Cost Burden > 30

Renter Owner 0-30 AMI >30-50 AMI >50-80 AMI Total 0-30 AMI >30-50 AMI >50-80 AMI Total
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NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS Small Related 2,588 1,794 1,627 6,009 743 1,007 1,764 3,514 Large Related 393 437 68 898 139 215 508 862 Elderly 952 1,083 413 2,448 1,501 1,077 1,426 4,004 Other 2,693 2,133 1,964 6,790 741 504 756 2,001 Total need by income

6,626 5,447 4,072 16,145 3,124 2,803 4,454 10,381

Table 9 Cost Burden > 30 Data Source:

2011-2015 CHAS Cost Burden >30 Summary There are 16,154 renter households and 10,381 owner households earning 80 or less of the area median income who pay 30 or more for housing in Arapahoe County. These households are considered cost burdened. When households pay more than 30 of their income for rent or a mortgage, and utilities, they often have to cut back on other essential household expenses such as healthcare, daycare, or food to make ends meet. Of the cost burdened households identified in Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 23 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Arapahoe County, 41 of renters have incomes at 30 or less of the area median income. Owners with higher incomes, in the 51 80 AMI range, have a 43 incidence of cost burden. The largest numbers of cost burdened households other renter households, followed by small related renters. 4. Cost Burden > 50 Renter Owner 0-30 AMI >30-50 AMI >50- 80 AMI Total 0-30 AMI >30-50 AMI >50-80 AMI Total

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NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS Small Related 2,029 850 153 3,032 674 678 769 2,121 Large Related 318 68 4 390 110 165 120 395 Elderly 833 489 124 1,446 1,130 625 613 2,368 Other 2,418 784 184 3,386 708 439 189 1,336 Total need by income

5,598 2,191 465 8,254 2,622 1,907 1,691 6,220

Table 10 Cost Burden > 50 Data Source:

2011-2015 CHAS Cost Burden >50 Summary Severe cost burden is experienced when a household pays more than 50 of their household income for housing costs. In Arapahoe County, there were 8,245 renter households and 6,220 owner households earning 80 AMI or less, and pay more than 50 of their income for housing. The highest numbers of severely cost burdened households are those at 30 or less of the AMI. There has been 7 increase of cost burned renters, and 11 increase of cost burdened owners at or below 80 AMI since 2014.

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Crowding (More than one person per room)

Renter Owner 0-

30
AMI

>30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI

Total 0- 30 AMI

>30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI >80- 100 AMI Total

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS Single family households 509 406 233 190 1,338 65 12 64 0 141 Multiple, unrelated family households 35 0 0 0 35 0 50 4 18 72 Other, non-family households 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total need by income

544 406 233 190 1,373 65 62 68 18 213

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 24 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Table 11 Crowding Information 1/2 Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS Crowding Summary Most overcrowded households in Arapahoe County are one family sharing a single family rental. HUD reports that there are 35 renter households and 72 owner households with multiple unrelated families who are crowded. Overcrowded families can be made up of multiple generations and extended families all living in one housing unit. Unrelated families in overcrowded situations also indicate a homeless problem, with households doubling up to afford housing or shelter households without their own housing unit. Renter Owner 0-30 AMI >30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI
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Total 0- 30 AMI

>30- 50 AMI >50- 80 AMI Total Households with Children Present 5,323 3,717 4,210 13,250 990 1,904 3,846 6,740 Table 12 Crowding Information 2/2 Alternate Data Source Name: 2017 American Community Survey and CSI Analysis Data Source Comments: Describe the number and type of single person households in need of housing assistance. Many single persons who earn 0 to 50 AMI are rent burdened. Most of these households are renters, and many are also elderly. They need affordable rental housing options Estimate the number and type of families in need of housing assistance who are disabled or victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Gateway Battered Women's Shelter operates a 25 bed emergency shelter facility in Arapahoe County, and connection victims of domestic violence to long term and permanent housing options in the County. The 2018 Metro Denver Point-in-Time survey counted 20 persons who were homeless because of domestic violence issues. In Arapahoe County, approximately 60,000 persons, or 9 of the population, has some sort of disability. Many households on the waiting list for Section 8 rental assistance have a disabled household member. The number of households in need due to dating violence, sexual assault and stalking is not know

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What are the most common housing problems?

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 25 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) The most common housing problems in Arapahoe County are cost burden, especially for households at 30 or less of the AMI, and renters. Are any populations/household types more affected than others by these problems?
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Households at the lowest income leve are most affected, as are renters.

Describe the characteristics and needs of Low-income individuals and families with children (especially extremely low-income) who are currently housed but are at imminent risk of either residing in shelters or becoming unsheltered 91.205(c)/91.305(c)). Also discuss the needs of formerly homeless families and individuals who are receiving rapid re-housing assistance and are nearing the termination of that assistance Homeless and housing providers interviewed for this study report an increase in the number of homeless households in Arapahoe County, especially families with children. Households seeking homeless prevention services are also on the rise, and resources to meet the needs of these households are not adequate to meet all needs. Community Housing Services reports a 10 increase each year in requests for housing services. All homeless providers cited a lack of affordable rental housing units for very low income households and for those who have experienced bad credit as a need. The rise in very low income immigrant households that have large families are also seeking very low cost affordable rentals and emergency rent assistance. The recent increases in rental prices and reduction in vacancy rate is only increasing this problem. There is also a growing need for emergency rental assistance, and first and last month s renal deposits to help very low income and homeless households move into permanent housing. There are some transitional housing opportunities in Arapahoe County, though no rapid re-housing programs. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless operates 20 transitional housing units in Arapahoe County that have case management services provided by Interfaith Community Services. Community Housing Services has 10 vouchers to provide transitional housing in scattered site units. Homeless agencies interviewed for this study indicate a need for many more transitional housing units in Arapahoe County, as well as more permanent units targeted to the very lowest income households. They also state that households coming out of transitional and short term housing program have trouble finding and keeping long term affordable rental units. If a jurisdiction provides estimates of the at-risk population(s), it should also include a description of the operational definition of the at-risk group and the methodology used to generate the estimates: The jurisdiction does not estimate at-risk populations. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 26 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
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Specify particular housing characteristics that have been linked with instability and an increased risk of homelessness

The metro Denver rental housing market has become extremely tight over the past few years, and the rise in rent rates and decline in vacancy rates in Arapahoe County are causing many households to be priced out of the rental market, experience renting cost burdens of 30 - 50 or more. Homeless providers report a rise in the number of household requesting emergency rental assistance. Housing Authorities and other housing providers have long waiting lists of renter households trying to find and secure an affordable rental unit or rental assistance. Discussion There is a gap in the rental housing stock in all income ranges in Arapahoe County. There is also a shortage of units for sale in all income ranges. Those at 50 or less of the AMI who wish to become owners in Arapahoe County will need some sort of subsidy to afford the median priced home. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 27 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) NA-15 Disproportionately Greater Need: Housing Problems 91.205 (b)(2) Assess the need of any racial or ethnic group that has disproportionately greater need in comparison to the needs of that category of need as a whole. Introduction

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disproportionately greater need exists when the members of racial or ethnic groups at an income level experience housing problems at a greater rate (10 or more) than the income level as a whole. The following data has been provided by HUD to conduct an analysis of disproportionate needs in Arapahoe County. The four housing needs identified by HUD and included in this analysis are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than one person per room, 4. Cost Burden greater than 30

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-30 of Area Median Income

Housing Problems Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other housing problems Jurisdiction as a whole 9,835 1,142 1,347 White 6,499 852 927 Black / African American 840 60 175 Asian 479 25 125 American Indian, Alaska Native 33 0 0 Pacific Islander 20 0 0 Hispanic 1,742 190 90 Table 13 - Disproportionally Greater Need 0 - 30 AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS *The four housing problems are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than one person per room, 4.Cost Burden greater than 30 Disproportionate Need 0-30 As the table above shows, all the 20 Pacific Islander and 33 American Indian/Alaskan Native households earning between 0 30 AMI in Arapahoe County experience one of the four housing needs at a higher rate than for households overall. Other groups do not have disproportionate needs. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 28 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) It should also be noted that there has been a marked decrease of one or more housing problems for the jurisdiction as a whole since 2010. In 2014, the County reported 21,040 households at 0-30 of the AMI having one or more of four housing problems; in 2015 (the most recent data), this number has decreased to 9,835.

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-50 of Area Median Income

Housing Problems Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other housing problems Jurisdiction as a whole 8,476 2,708 0 White 5,976 2,086 0 Black / African American 340 110 0 Asian 358 49 0 American Indian, Alaska Native 43 0 0 Pacific Islander 14 0 0 Hispanic 1,378 438 0 Table 14 - Disproportionally Greater Need 30 - 50 AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS *The four housing problems are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than one person per room, 4.Cost Burden greater than 30 Disproportionate Need 30-50 Asian and American Indian/Alaskan Natie households from 30 50 AMI experience housing problems disproportionatly higher than other raical groups in the same income range. All of the households in this racial/ethinc group within this income range experience housing problems. Asian households in this income range also experience housing problems at a higher rate.

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-80 of Area Median Income

Housing Problems Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other housing problems Jurisdiction as a whole 8,812 7,613 0 White 6,469 6,048 0 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 29 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Housing Problems Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other

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housing problems Black / African American 470 230 0 Asian 475 240 0 American Indian, Alaska Native 40 35 0 Pacific Islander 0 0 0 Hispanic 1,158 939 0

Table 15 - Disproportionally Greater Need 50 - 80 AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS *The four housing problems are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than one person per room, 4.Cost Burden greater than 30 Disproportionate Need 50-80

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Households from 50 80 AMI have very similar rates of housing problems when comparing various racial and ethnic groups. 80 -100 of Area Median Income

Housing Problems Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other housing problems Jurisdiction as a whole 3,717 8,512 0 White 2,748 6,861 0 Black / African American 318 364 0 Asian 198 278 0 American Indian, Alaska Native 10 8 0 Pacific Islander 4 0 0 Hispanic 344 783 0 Table 16 - Disproportionally Greater Need 80 - 100 AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS *The four housing problems are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than one person per room, 4.Cost Burden greater than 30 Disproportionate Need 80-100 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 30 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
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Pacific Islanders and American Indian/Alaskan Natives earning 80 100 of the AMI have a disproportionately greater need than other households. Discussion

Housing providers interviewed for this study indicated that they do not feel that their clients are discriminated against or have any Fair Housing issues because of race or ethnicity. They did indicate that larger households, especially those with large extended families, have a hard time finding affordable, size appropriate units in the county. The cost burdened household analysis, below, would support the conclusion that these two groups have a higher incidence of overcrowding than others, due to large family sizes, and the need for larger unit options. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 31 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) NA-20 Disproportionately Greater Need: Severe Housing Problems 91.205 (b)(2) Assess the need of any racial or ethnic group that has disproportionately greater need in comparison to the needs of that category of need as a whole. Introduction The following tables show disproportionate housing needs for those with one of four housing problems, including severe cost burden (paying >50 of income for housing). Generally, the same population groups show disproportionate need throughout the analysis Pacific Islanders and Asians. American Indian or Alaska Natives also show disproportionate need in the 0 30 AMI range, though other minority groups do not, as was true when the analysis was based upon cost burden of 30 . 0 -30 of Area Median Income Severe Housing Problems* Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other housing problems Jurisdiction as a whole 8,500 2,477 1,347 White 5,609 1,747 927 Black / African American 755 150 175 Asian 449 54 125 American Indian, Alaska Native 33 0 0 Pacific Islander 20 0 0 Hispanic 1,437 500 90 Table 17 Severe Housing Problems 0 - 30 AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS *The four severe housing problems are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than 1.5 persons per room, 4.Cost Burden over 50

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-50 of Area Median Income

Severe Housing Problems* Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other housing problems Jurisdiction as a whole 4,550 6,659 0 White 3,084 4,994 0 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 32 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Severe Housing Problems* Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other

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housing problems Black / African American 125 324 0 Asian 263 139 0 American Indian, Alaska Native 14 29 0 Pacific Islander 10 4 0 Hispanic 739 1,079 0

Table 18 Severe Housing Problems 30 - 50 AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS *The four severe housing problems are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than 1.5 persons per room, 4.Cost Burden over 50

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-80 of Area Median Income

Severe Housing Problems* Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other housing problems Jurisdiction as a whole 2,552 13,862 0 White 1,902 10,607 0 Black / African American 180 520 0 Asian 249 460 0 American Indian, Alaska Native 0 75 0 Pacific Islander 0 0 0 Hispanic 203 1,888 0 Table 19 Severe Housing Problems 50 - 80 AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS *The four severe housing problems are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than 1.5 persons per room, 4.Cost Burden over 50 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 33 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

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-100 of Area Median Income

Severe Housing Problems* Has one or more of four housing problems Has none of the four housing problems Household has no/negative income, but none of the other housing problems Jurisdiction as a whole 582 11,674 0 White 362 9,268 0 Black / African American 20 669 0 Asian 109 378 0 American Indian, Alaska Native 0 19 0 Pacific Islander 0 4 0 Hispanic 78 1,032 0 Table 20 Severe Housing Problems 80 - 100 AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS *The four severe housing problems are: 1. Lacks complete kitchen facilities, 2. Lacks complete plumbing facilities, 3. More than 1.5 persons per room, 4.Cost Burden over 50 Discussion Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 34 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) NA-25 Disproportionately Greater Need: Housing Cost Burdens 91.205 (b)(2) Assess the need of any racial or ethnic group that has disproportionately greater need in comparison to the needs of that category of need as a whole. Introduction: When looking at all income ranges, African American, Asian, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, and Hispanic households have higher incidences of severe cost burden than other households. The disproportionate need arises only at a cost burden of 30 or more. Housing Cost Burden Housing Cost Burden <=30 30-50 >50 No / negative income (not computed) Jurisdiction as a whole 80,616 19,128 15,251 1,363 White 67,160 14,184 10,916 927 Black / African American 2,680 1,043 1,000 175 Asian 3,282 613 985 125 American Indian, Alaska Native 154 79 51 0 Pacific Islander 30 8 30 0 Hispanic 6,073 2,791 1,827 90 Table 21 Greater Need: Housing Cost Burdens AMI Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS Discussion: Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 35 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) NA-30 Disproportionately Greater Need: Discussion 91.205(b)(2) Are there any Income categories in which a racial or ethnic group has disproportionately greater need than the needs of that income category as a whole? A review of the data, above, indicates that Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Asian households may need housing assistance to ensure that they have affordable, and size appropriate units in Arapahoe County. Minority households 30 AMI are also experiencing disproportionate housing cost burdens, which could mean that these households do not have access to the same affordable market rate housing units as white households in Arapahoe County. If they have needs not identified above, what are those needs? Needs are identified above. Are any of those racial or ethnic groups located in specific areas or neighborhoods in your community?

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There are greater concentrations of minority populations in some areas of Aurora, which Arapahoe County works with to serve those populations, but in the other municipaliaities in the County and in the unicorporated areas of the County, minority popluations are not concentrated in specific areas.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 36 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

NA-35 Public Housing 91.205(b) Introduction

The Consolidated Plan must include a summary of the needs of public housing residents. The following table, provided by HUD from the Public and Indian Housing data set (PIC), shows that in Arapahoe County, there are 142 public housing units and a total of 501 tenant based vouchers currently being used in Arapahoe County. Vouchers are allocated through Innovative Housing Concepts (Englewood Housing Authority), South Metro Housing Options (Littleton Housing Authority), and Aurora Housing Authority, and three special needs providers serving disabled populations. Totals in Use Program Type Certificate Mod- Rehab Public Housing Vouchers Total Project - based Tenant - based Special Purpose Voucher Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Family Unification Program Disabled * of units vouchers in use 0 0 142 501 0 501 0 0 0 Table 22 - Public Housing by Program Type *includes Non-Elderly Disabled, Mainstream One-Year, Mainstream Five-year, and Nursing Home Transition
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Data Source: PIC (PIH Information Center)

Public Housing Narrative

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In addition to vouchers administered by the four housing authorities, there are vouchers administered by special needs housing providers in Arapahoe County, including Developmental Pathways, Arapahoe House, All Health Networks, and Aurora Mental Health. These vouchers serve people with disabilities.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 37 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

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HUD REAC scores show that the public housing units located in Arapahoe County are not in poor condition. Scattered units owned and operating by South Metro Housing Options (Littleton Housing Authority) get an average score of 90. Innovative Housing Concepts (Englewood Housing Authority) units received an average score of 98. Both PHAs are designated as High Performers by HUD. Characteristics of Residents

Program Type Certificate Mod- Rehab Public Housing Vouchers Total Project - based Tenant - based Special Purpose Voucher Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Family Unification Program Average Annual Income 0 0 14,386 12,307 0 12,307 0 0 Average length of stay 0 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 Average Household size 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 Homeless at admission 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 of Elderly Program Participants (>62) 0 0 61 149 0 149 0 0 of Disabled Families 0 0 32 152 0 152 0 0 of Families requesting accessibility features 0 0 142 501 0 501 0 0 of HIV/AIDS program participants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 of DV victims 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Table 24 Characteristics of Public Housing Residents by Program Type

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Data Source: PIC (PIH Information Center)

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Characteristics of Public Housing Residents

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 38 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) The table above shows that tenants who live in public housing and have vouchers use the assistance for an average of 4 years in public housing units and also 4 years for voucher holders. Section 8 voucher holders have average families, with an average size of two, close to the average household size throughout Arapahoe County. Housing Authorities serve a large number of residents who are disabled, and who have requested accessibility features. While a majority of public housing units serve seniors, Public Housing Information Center (PIC) data below shows that many families accessing rental assistance also need accessibility features for family members.
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Race of Residents

Program Type Race Certificate Mod- Rehab Public Housing Vouchers Total Project - based Tenant - based Special Purpose Voucher Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Family Unification Program Disabled * Table 25 Race of Public Housing Residents by Program Type Data Source: PIC (PIH Information Center)
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Race of Public Housing Residents Narrative

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 39 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Public housing tenants, the majority of whom are seniors, are 82 white, six percent (6 ) African American and 10 Asian. This racial breakdown is similar to that for all households in Arapahoe County. Voucher holders, however, are more likely to be a racial minority. Only 68 of voucher holders are white, 28 are African American, and approximately 2 are Asian. Asians and Pacific Islanders and American Indian or Alaska Natives, who had higher incidences of housing problems than other racial groups, are underrepresented in the assistance programs. Ethnicity of Residents
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Program Type Ethnicity Certificate Mod-

Rehab Public Housing Vouchers Total Project - based Tenant - based Special Purpose Voucher Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Family Unification Program Disabled * Hispanic 0 0 26 34 0 34 0 0 0 Not Hispanic 0 0 116 467 0 467 0 0 0 *includes Non-Elderly Disabled, Mainstream One-Year, Mainstream Five-year, and Nursing Home Transition
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Table 26 Ethnicity of Public Housing Residents by Program Type Data Source: PIC (PIH Information Center)

Ethnicity of Residents Narrative Eighteen percent (18) of public housing and 23 of voucher holder residents are Hispanic in Arapahoe County. This is higher than the percentage of Hispanic households in Arapahoe County overall. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 40 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Section 504 Needs Assessment: Describe the needs of public housing tenants and applicants on the waiting list for accessible units: The housing authorities do not have Section 504 needs assessments. Most immediate needs of residents of Public Housing and Housing Choice voucher holders How do these needs compare to the housing needs of the population at large The waiting lists have larger numbers of very low income households. Housing Authority tenants are have higher incidences of disabilities within their households, and larger families. In general, there are very few units that voucher holders can hold, and voucher holders are finding older housing units in su- par condictions. Discussion

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Development of more accessible housing units affordable to very low income households would begin to alleviate some need for these types of units.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 41 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) NA-40 Homeless Needs Assessment 91.205(c) Introduction: Homeless providers serving Arapahoe County were interviewed to prepare this analysis of homeless needs within the county. The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) Continuum of Care conducts a one night Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homelessness in Arapahoe County. None of the agencies involved, however, estimates the total number of households and individuals experiencing or becoming homeless in each year, existing homeless, or counts the number of days persons experience homelessness. Some related data is collected through the MDHI Point-in-Time (PIT). These numbers include homeless in Aurora. In January of 2019, there were a total of 228 homeless persons counted in Arapahoe County. The following table breaks these individuals into HUD required categories. The PIT tabulates sheltered and unsheltered, but does not break this information down into sub-population categories.
Tagged Passions:development, Public Transit, Development, homeless, and housing

Thirty five (35 ) of homeless households in Arapahoe County in 2019 were households with children. Sixty five percent (65 ) of the homeless population was individual adults. Homeless Needs Assessment

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Population Estimate the of persons experiencing homelessness

on a given night Estimate the experiencing homelessness each year Estimate the becoming homeless each year Estimate the exiting homelessness each year Estimate the of days persons experience homelessness Sheltered Unsheltered Persons in Households with Adult(s) and Child(ren) 80 0 0 0 0 0 Persons in Households with Only Children 0 0 0 0 0 0 Persons in Households with Only Adults 97 51 0 0 0 0 Chronically Homeless Individuals 21 32 0 0 0 0 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 42 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
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Population Estimate the of persons experiencing homelessness

on a given night Estimate the experiencing homelessness each year Estimate the becoming homeless each year Estimate the exiting homelessness each year Estimate the of days persons experience homelessness Sheltered Unsheltered Chronically Homeless Families 0 0 0 0 0 0 Veterans 10 2 0 0 0 0 Unaccompanied Child 4 4 0 0 0 0 Persons with HIV 0 0 0 0 0 0 Table 27 - Homeless Needs Assessment Alternate Data Source Name: Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, CSI Data Source Comments: Homeless Needs Assessment Narrative
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Twenty-three percent (23 ) of homeless people in Arapahoe County are considered chronically homeless . The PIT counted 53 chronically homeless individuals throughout the county. The PIT also counted 40 newly homeless persons. Sixty-five percent (65 ) of homeless persons who were counted reported having mental health or substance abuse issues. Sixteen percent (16 ) are fleeing domestic violence. And another 5 are veterans.

Homeless Duration Narrative
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Eighteen percent (18 ) of the homeless persons counted in the PIT have been homeless are considered newly homeless. Another 23 are considered chronically homeless or living in a location not suitable for human habitation for at least one year or on at least four separate occasions in the last 3 years where the combined length of time homeless across those occasions is at least 12 months.

Homeless Causes Narrative Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 43 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) While the MDHI Point-in-Time survey does not directly track the causes of homelessness, a large majority of the homeless population in Arapahoe County are experiencing substance abuse (37 ) or mental health illness(es) (34 ). Nineteen percent (19 ) of homeless families are fleeing domestic violence issues. Almost a third of those homeless with mental health or substance abuse issues were unsheltered at the time of this count. Homeless and housing providers interviewed for this study report an increase in the number of homeless households in Arapahoe County, especially families with children. One provider reports an increase of 30 in the past two years, and attributes this increase to wage stagnation and the rising cost of housing in the County. Generally there are not enough beds to house these homeless: one provider reportedly turns away up to 20 people away due to lack of capacity, another has 80 families on a waitlist for shelter assistance.
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Indicate if the homeless population is:

Has No Rural Homeless If data is not available for the categories number of persons becoming and exiting homelessness each year, and number of days that persons experience homelessness, describe these categories for each homeless population type (including chronically homeless individuals and families, families with children, veterans and their families, and unaccompanied youth):
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Twenty-three percent (23 ) of homeless people in Arapahoe County are considered chronically homeless . The PIT counted 53 chronically homeless individuals throughout the county. The PIT also counted 40 newly homeless persons. Sixty-five percent (65 ) of homeless persons who were counted reported having mental health or substance abuse issues. Sixteen percent (16 ) are fleeing domestic violence. And another 5 are veterans.

Tagged Passions:health, veterans, mental health, domestic violence, and homeless

Eighteen percent (18 ) of the homeless persons counted in the PIT have been homeless are considered newly homeless. Another 23 are considered chronically homeless or living in a location not suitable for human habitation for at least one year or on at least four separate occasions in the last 3 years where the combined length of time homeless across those occasions is at least 12 months.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 44 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Nature and Extent of Homelessness: (Optional)
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Race: Sheltered: Unsheltered (optional)

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White 0 0 Black or African American 0 0 Asian 0 0 American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 Pacific Islander 0 0

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Ethnicity: Sheltered: Unsheltered (optional)

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Hispanic 0 0 Not Hispanic 0 0 Alternate Data Source Name: Metro Denver Homeless Initiative CoC Point-in-Time Data Source Comments:

Homeless by Race Narrative The Point-in-Time does not tabulate homeless persons by race by sheltered and unsheltered, so Arapahoe County has presented the race and ethnicity of all homeless persons counted.

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Percent White 52.5 Black/AfricanpAmerican 15.7 Asian 2 American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.5 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 Multi Racial 15.7 Missing 8.6

Table 1 - White 47 Black/African American 26 Asian 2 American Indians/Alaskan Native 10 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0 Multi Racial 13 Missing 3 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 45 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Table 1 - Homeless by Race Table Estimate the number and type of families in need of housing assistance for families with children and the families of veterans. The MDHI PIT counted 28 homeless families with children in Arapahoe County. All 28 of these families were in emergency shelter at the time of this survey. The MDHI PIT counted 12 homeless veterans in Arapahoe County. Three of these individuals were in emergency shelter at the time of this survey, while seven were in transitional housing. Two veterans were unsheltered. As discussed above, a majority of homeless veterans are experiencing homelessness are also experiencing mental health or substance abuse issues, which complicates the ability of these individuals to be sheltered. The housing authorities that work in Arapahoe County do not have direct allocations of VASH vouchers, though the Colorado Division of Housing has a statewide VASH voucher program that can cover households in Arapahoe County. VASH vouchers allocated to surrounding counties do port into Arapahoe County, but there is no Arapahoe County program targeting Veterans and the Aurora Housing Authority accepts applicants for VASH vouchers from anywhere in the county. Describe the Nature and Extent of Homelessness by Racial and Ethnic Group. There are a higher percentage of minorities in Arapahoe County s homeless population than within the population as a whole. Only 47 of the homeless counted in 2019 were white, whereas 72 of the County's population is white. Twenty-six percent (26 ) were African American (10 in Arapahoe County as a whole), and 10 were American Indian/Alaskan Native (.8 in Arapahoe County as a whole), and 13 identified as multiracial (4 in Arapahoe County as a whole). Twenty-five percent (25 ) were Hispanic (18 in Arapahoe County as a whole). Describe the Nature and Extent of Unsheltered and Sheltered Homelessness. Over two-thirds (135 or 68.2 ) of those surveyed during the count were single individuals. The majority of those individuals (57.8 ) reported being unsheltered on the night of the PIT. The majority of families, 79.4 , reported staying in emergency shelters. Discussion: Homeless and housing providers interviewed for this study report an increase in the number of homeless households in Arapahoe County, especially families with children. Households seeking homeless prevention services are also on the rise, and resources to meet the needs of these households are not adequate to meet all needs. Family Promise of Greater Denver reports a 30 increase in Arapahoe County's homeless population in the past two years. Homeless providers genearlly cite a lack of affordable rental housing units for very low income households and overall wage stagnation as the main drivers for this increase. The recent increases in rental prices and reduction in vacancy rate is only Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 46 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) increasing this problem. Some providers noticed a swelling of the homeless population following the legalization of marijuana.

Tagged Passions:drugs, health, veterans, discrimination, services, program, racial, emergency, marijuana, rental, mental health, homeless, and housing

Comitis Crisis Center utilization rate averages about 85 for families and 90 for individuals. On a given day this facility turns away anywhere from 0 to 20 people, and they have a 20 person waitlist for services. Jewish Family Services started a Rapid Rehousing program in January and are now accepting homeless clients into the program. They get referrals through the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative One Home Coordinated Entry System, which has thousands of people waiting for services and housing. Family Promise provides diversion support, shelter support, and stabilization support for families in Denver at risk or experiencing homelessness. Homeless families are often housed in lower quality units, as they need to take whatever is available to them, which often leads these families to be housed in unsafe or substandard homes. None of the homeless in Arapahoe County were counted in rural areas. If households living in rural Arapahoe County experience homelessness, they are seeking services in the urban areas of the County.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 47 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

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NA-45 Non-Homeless Special Needs Assessment - 91.205 (b,d) Introduction:

No additional detail provided

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There are many agencies that serve persons with special needs in Arapahoe County. These groups include the elderly, persons with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDS, and persons with alcohol or drug addictions. While many people with disabilities do not need assistance or modified or service enriched housing, others do. Individuals with disabilities may have limited ability to work and earn a living, requiring them to live on Social Security Disability. They may also require modified housing units, service enriched housing with assistance, or a group quarter or assisted living environment. The Community Housing Development Association (CHDA) is a CHDO that serves households in Arapahoe County with special needs. The nonprofit housing developer was established through a collaborative partnership between Arapahoe House (substance abuse), Developmental Pathways (developmental disabilities), and All Health Network (serving those with mental health issues). The CHDO develops new units and purchases existing properties with affordable rents, and sets aside 20 of units at each property for clients from each special needs agency.

Describe the characteristics of special needs populations in your community: The US Census American Community Survey collects data related to disability status. For 2013 2017, this data is not available at the municipal level; therefore the following data does include Aurora. In Arapahoe County, 9 of the population, or just fewer than 60,000 people, had a disability between 2013 and 2017. Persons may have more than one self reported disability. The most common disabilities were ambulatory difficulty, cognitive difficulty, and difficulty with independent living. These disabilities can all require service enriched or modified housing units.

Tagged Passions:drugs, alcohol, health, disability, security, development, seniors, Conservation, environment, purchasing, Development, property, mental health, community development, and housing

What are the housing and supportive service needs of these populations and how are these needs determined?

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More accessible, affordable rental housing is the greatest need in the County at this time. The County has worked with for-proft and non-prfit developers to construct more rental units that are affordable to very low and low income households. Permanent supportive housing for those with special challenges including the chronic homeless population is an important gap that needs to be filled in efforts to povide more rental housing. Research shows that for chronically homeless households, having access to a range of supportive services connected to their housing, provides better outcomes than if those populations have to seek services on their own or have travel to obtain those services.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 48 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Discuss the size and characteristics of the population with HIV/AIDS and their families within the Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area: The Denver Colorado AIDS Project provides housing and assistance to persons with AIDS throughout the state and within the metro Denver area. The agency reports that there are 11,000 people living with AIDS in Colorado. There are two housing projects dedicated to persons with AIDS in the metro area which are located in Denver, Dave s Place and the Juan Diego. These two residential housing programs all include working with a housing case manager to set goals and participating in resident community meeting. The agency also provides rental assistance vouchers to 120-125 individuals, and provides financial assistance on a limited basis to help clients cover various emergency housing costs such as deposit assistance or eviction prevention funds. In 2010, the last reported period, the agency served 151 persons with housing subsidy, and a total of 2,216 with case management, nutrition services, counseling, and case management. There are no HIV/AIDS specific programs targeted to residents of Arapahoe County, but residents can access services through the Colorado AIDS project. Discussion: Providers interviewed note that a lack of accessible, affordable units is the biggest gap that their clients face. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 49 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
Tagged Passions:funding, finance, travel, Public Transit, services, program, emergency, rental, manager, nutrition, homeless, and housing

NA-50 Non-Housing Community Development Needs 91.215 (f) Describe the jurisdiction s need for Public Facilities: Financially constrained local goverments and non-profit organizations which operate a variety of public facilities have an ongoing need to imprvoe and expand the existin public facility infrastructure. Facility needs includ such items as improved mechanical systems, life/safety systems, plumbing systems in aging structures. As the use of these structures increases there is the need for upgrades and also to enhance accessiblity for all residents including those with spcial challenges.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:facility, development, Development, community development, and housing

How were these needs determined?

Information on needs is gathered through meetings, hearings, surveys which are open to the public. County personnel meeting with non-profit providers and local goverments to identify which needs are underserved. The Consultation process solicits input of public facility needs as well as other housing and community development needs. The County solicits proposals for public facility needs andt ranks those applications using the goals and priority needs contained in this plan. The highest ranked proposals are forwarded to the County Commissioners for their review and approval.

Describe the jurisdiction s need for Public Improvements: Arapahoe County continues to experience high growth which places greater stress on the existing public improvements. Through ongoing meetings with local governments and discussion of their infrastruture needs, in conjunction with the Consultation process for the Con Plan, priroity needs are identified. This plan reflects the needs identified both currently an on an ongoing basis. Among the older neighborhoods in the incorporated and unincororated areas development patterns often did not include infrastructure basics such as sidewlks,curb and gutter, drainage, bike lanes, accessible walk ways. Among the older communities such as Englewood, Deer Trail, Sheridan and Littleton, residents have placed a high prioirty on improving infrastrucutre. Most of the older neighborhoods have older, less expensive housing and typcially have a high number of both low income owners and renters.
Tagged Passions:facility, development, personnel, trails, Development, hearing, Bicycles, neighborhood, growth, bicycles, community development, stormwater, and housing

How were these needs determined?

Ongoing meetings, data gathering, local government planning documents and the Consultation Process. Describe the jurisdiction s need for Public Services: While the cost of housing and most other basics have increased substantially in Arapahoe County, the incomes of many wage earners have stagnated and many have seen erosion in their incomes as hours Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 50 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) and benefits decrease. This places greater demand on the human service infrastructure in the County. Agencies which provide a range services including medical support, child care, homeless support, senior services have all seen increases in the need to their service to the communities in the County.
Tagged Passions:planning, services, Public Works, public works, Child Care, homeless, and housing

How were these needs determined?

Arapahoe County actively seeks information on underserved public service needs in the County. In addition to ongoing meetings, outreach efforts, meetings with community groups and the Public Participation Process used in the preparation of this plan, the County has assembled both qualitative and quantitative data on public service needs. The priorty needs and goals in this plan reflect the information the County has gathered. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 51 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Housing Market Analysis
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MA-05 Overview Housing Market Analysis Overview:

Arapahoe County s population is increasing, which is placing increased pressures on the County's rental and homeowner housing markets. Rental vacancy rates are down; rental housing prices are on the rise, as are prices of units for sale. Focus group members and key informants interviewed for this study indicate a lack of affordable units for sale within the county. There are gaps in the inventory of housing units to meet existing and growing demand, especially in the price ranges affordable at 80 AMI or less. While almost 50 of all housing units in Arapahoe County were constructed prior to 1980, significant defects are not an issue for most of the housing stock within the county. Housing rehabilitation programs for low and moderate income households are offered in some Arapahoe Communities and the unincorporated areas, and are important for ensuring that the existing housing stock is maintained. Older rental housing properties in some areas of Arapahoe County are in need of upgrades and repairs. Local housing authorities and nonprofit housing providers are purchasing some properties and making upgrades, but many others are in substandard condition. The most significant HUD housing conditions experienced in Arapahoe County are cost burden and overcrowding, the result of a lack of affordable units. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 52 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

Tagged Passions:market, sale, program, purchasing, rental, rates, and housing

MA-10 Number of Housing Units 91.210(a) (b)(2) Introduction

The predominant housing type in Arapahoe County is single family detached housing units. All residential properties by number of units Property Type Number 1-unit detached structure 73,365 60 1-unit, attached structure 9,221 8 2-4 units 2,808 2 5-19 units 16,043 13 20 or more units 18,375 15 Mobile Home, boat, RV, van, etc 2,002 2 Total 121,814 100 Table 31 Residential Properties by Unit Number Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS Units by Size Narrative

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Sixty percent (60 ) of housing units in Arapahoe County are single family detached units.

Units by Tenure and Jurisdiction Narrative In the area of Arapahoe County excluding Aurora, 54.6 of all housing units are owner occupied and 34.2 are renter occupied. Owner occupancy rates range from 52 in Englewood, to 100 in Bennett. Unit Size by Tenure Owners Renters Number Number No bedroom 112 0 1,013 3 1 bedroom 1,460 2 14,755 37 2 bedrooms 10,759 14 15,079 37 3 or more bedrooms 63,832 84 9,412 23 Total 76,163 100 40,259 100 Table 32 Unit Size by Tenure Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS Units by Bedroom Size Narrative
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While owner occupied units tend to have three or more bedrooms, rental units are smaller and the majority have one or two bedrooms.

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 53 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) AM I Lev el Afforda ble Rent Maxim um of Renter Househ olds Units Availa ble
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Surplus/De ficit Units

Units Occupi ed by Higher Incom e Renter s
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Adj. Rent Burdene d Househ olds

Afforda ble and Availab le Units

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Surplus/Deficit of Available/Affor dable Units

0 to 30 -18,771
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31
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1,045 16,944 20,316 3,372 444 16,726 3,146 (15 ) -13,797 51 to 80 1,672 20,356 36,796 16,440 4,742 17,617 14,436 (39 ) -5,920 81 to 100 2,090 10,494 13,969 3,475 6,964 1,624 5,381 (39 ) -5,114 Ove r 100 2,090+ 20,968 5,967 -15,001 2,975 694 2,290 (38 ) -18,670 Table 1 - Rental Gaps AMI Range Renters Affordable Price of For Sale Units (June 2019) 0-30 22 117,558 0 31-50 19 195,930 5 51-80 23 235,116 6 81-100 12 313,488 16 Over 100 24 391,861 72 Table 1 - Owner Gaps Describe the number and targeting (income level/type of family served) of units assisted with federal, state, and local programs.
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CSI conducted an affordable rental inventory currently available in Arapahoe County. Units are owned by housing authorities, nonprofit housing providers, and private owners. CSI found a total of 1,868

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 54 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) affordable units in Arapahoe County. Of these, 740 include tenant based rental assistance. Only 43 are considered accessible to persons with disabilities. Only seven percent (3 ) of affordable units in Arapahoe County are targeted to households at 30 AMI. Another 10 are targeted at 40 AMI, 36 at 50 AMI, and 34 at 60 AMI. Provide an assessment of units expected to be lost from the affordable housing inventory for any reason, such as expiration of Section 8 contracts. Housing Authorities did not identify any units that they plan to sell out of the affordable inventory, nor did any of the nonprofit housing providers interviewed as part of this study. Does the availability of housing units meet the needs of the population? When there is a smaller number of housing units available to households within a certain income range than there are households within that range, a housing gap exists. The gaps tables above provide a supply/demand analysis of the housing stock in Arapahoe County. The supply/demand analysis chart shows the number of renter households in various income ranges in 2017, what a household can afford to pay in rent after consideration for a utility payment, the number of rental units available in the market, the Surplus (+) or Deficit (-) of units, the number of available units that are occupied by households from higher income ranges, the resulting number of affordable and available units, and the Surplus (+) or Deficit (-) of units after those occupied by higher income households and lower income rent burdened households are removed from the affordable inventory. Household income is based upon a three person household. The formula for calculating the Surplus/Deficit of Affordable/Available Units is: Households Units Available = Surplus/Deficit Surplus/Deficit Units Occupied by Higher Income Renters Adjustment for Rent Burdened Households = Affordable and Available Units* Households Affordable and Available Units = Surplus/Deficit of Affordable/Available Units (a negative means that there is a gap) *CSI used U.S. Census Bureau data to estimate the number of units that are affordable within each range that are occupied by households with higher income than households within that range ( Units Occupied by Higher Income Renters ) and those living in units within this range who are cost burdened and who should be living in units with lower rents ( Adjustment for Rent Burdened Households ). These two adjustments estimate how many units that are affordable within the range are truly available to households who have incomes within that range. In Arapahoe County, the supply/demand analysis below shows a lack of housing units affordable to households in all income ranges. In Arapahoe County, there is a need for 18,771 more rental units affordable at 0 -30 AMI, 13,797 at 31 50 AMI, 5,920 at 51 to 80 AMI and 5,114 at 80 100 AMI. Affordable housing production programs such as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program and HOME target renter households with incomes at or below 60 AMI. Most rental units within Arapahoe County are affordable to households earning between 31-80 of AMI. However, as our analysis shows, renters with higher incomes choose to live in market rate rental Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 55 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) units with lower rents, leaving fewer available for those with low incomes. The CSI analysis also shows a gap in the supply of units available to higher income renters in the 80 AMI or above ranges, indicating a market for higher end rental units offering amenities not currently found in the market. In terms of homebuyer gaps, as seen in the Owner Gaps in the table below, there are 0 for sale units available and affordable for those households earning less than 30 AMI. There are also shortages of houses for sale in the 31-80 AMI; 42 of renter households are in this income range, while only 11 of the for sale housing inventory is considered affordable for these households. In June the median home price in Arapahoe County was 425,000, which exceeds the affordable price for anyone earning less than the County s AMI. Describe the need for specific types of housing: The total lack of rental units in any income ranges, but especailly lower income units in Arapahoe County will remain an issue. Discussion Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 56 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

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MA-15 Housing Market Analysis: Cost of Housing - 91.210(a) Introduction

Housing costs in Arapahoe County and across the entire metro Denver area have been rising. Rents across the metro area have been on the rise throughout 2017 and 2018, and low interest rates and sales inventory have made finding an affordable housing unit for sale a challenge for households at 100 or less of the AMI. The Colorado Association of Realtors reports the median sales value of a single family home was 425,000 in June 2019. The following section of the report provides an analysis of current housing costs in Arapahoe County and recent cost trends, while also presenting all required Consolidated Plan tables and analysis of housing costs. The following Consolidated Plan chart shows a four year trend in Arapahoe County housing costs. The median home value between 2009 and 2015 rose 6 during this time. Prices have since risen throughout the county. The median contract rent rose 25 during this 6 year period. Cost of Housing Base Year: 2009 Most Recent Year: 2015 Change Median Home Value 233,400 247,600 6 Median Contract Rent 749 937 25 Table 33 Cost of Housing Data Source: 2005-2009 ACS (Base Year), 2011-2015 ACS (Most Recent Year)
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Rent Paid Number Less than 500 2,983 7.4 500-999 18,053 44.8 1,000-1,499 13,595 33.8 1,500-1,999 4,003 9.9 2,000 or more 1,594 4.0 Total 40,228 99.9

Table 34 - Rent Paid Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS Rent Paid Narrative The table above shows the number and percentage of renters in Arapahoe County in 2015 paying rents in certain rent ranges. The data shows that almost 45 of renters paid between 500 and 999 in rent. Only 7 paid less than 500 and 15 paid 1,500 and over for rent in Arapahoe County. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 57 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Median Values Narrative The median value of homes varies greatly throughout Arapahoe County. Modestly priced housing is located in Deer Trail, Sheridan, and Englewood. The communities of Cherry Hills Village, Bow Mar, Greenwood Village, and Columbine Valley have high end housing units priced at the top of the metro Denver market. Median Value Cherry Hills Village 1,269,000 Bow Mar (part) 1,066,300 Greenwood Village 872,000 Columbine Valley 756,100 Foxfield 618,100 Bennett (part) 394,200 Centennial 367,000 Littleton (part) 327,200 Unincorporated 320,269 Englewood 266,100 Sheridan 155,500 Deer Trail 114,100 Arapahoe County Excluding Aurora 316,921 Table 1 - Median Home Values Table Median Rents Narrative The median contract rent has increased by 25 between 2009 and 2015. This outpaces the rate increase of median home values by almost 20 . The most affordable markets for renters in Arapahoe County are Deer Trail, Englewood, and Sheridan. Median Contract Rent Bow Mar (part) 2,833 Cherry Hills Village 1,558 Greenwood Village 1,524 Foxfield 1,477 Centennial 1,397 Littleton (part) 1,061 Unincorporated 1,035 Sheridan 978 Englewood 939 Deer Trail 603 Arapahoe County Excluding Aurora 1,036 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 58 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Table 1 - Median Contract Rents Table Rent Survey Narrative The Apartment Association of Metro Denver conducts a quarterly rent and vacancy survey that includes Arapahoe County and County subdivisions. Vacancy Rate Narrative The Apartment Association of Metro Denver collects data on the vacancy rates and average rents throughout the county during the 4th quarter of 2018. Vacancy rates are low, indicating a tight rental market. Throughout Arapahoe County, the vacancy rate was 5.8 , above the 5 level considered market equilibrium. The average rent was 1,392. Vacancy rates in Arapahoe County are running as low as 2.8 in the Englewood, Sheridan market area, and average rents range from 1,237 in Aurora Central Northeast to 1,610 in Arapahoe County South. Average Rents by Bedroom Size Narrative Efficiency and one bedroom rents are most affordable in Arapahoe County. The rents for two bedroom units with two bathrooms have rents 29 higher, on average, than those with only one bedroom. Vacancy Rates by Size Narrative Vacancy rates in Arapahoe County are lowest for one bedroom units, which are also more affordable. Vacancy rates have overall declined during the past five years, as demand for rentals has outpaced rental construction throughout the metro Denver area. Vacancy rates in the past year in Arapahoe County has slightly increased. Rent per Square Foot Narrative The average rent per square foot is 1.62 for Arapahoe County as a whole. Arapahoe County South is the most expensive rent per square foot at 1,87, while Aurora South has the least expensive at 1.51. Colorado s overall rent per square foot rate is 1.70. Average Rent per Square Foot Arapahoe County - South 1.74 Arapahoe County 131; 130; 128; 130; 147; Southeast 1.63 Aurora 131; 130; 128; 130; 147; Central Northeast 1.55 Aurora 131; 130; 128; 130; 147; Central Northwest 1.66 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 59 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Aurora 131; 130; 128; 130; 147; Central Southeast 1.62 Aurora 131; 130; 128; 130; 147; Central Southwest 1.58 Aurora 131; 130; 128; 130; 147; South 1.51 Englewood, Sheridan 1.65 Littleton 1.65 Arapahoe County 1.62 Table 1 - Rent per Square Foot Table Vacancy Rate Average Rent Arapahoe County - South 12.7 1,610 Arapahoe County 128; 147; Southeast 6.1 1,577 Aurora 128; 147; Central Northeast 4.8 1,237 Aurora 128; 147; Central Northwest 11.2 1,256 Aurora 128; 147; Central Southeast 3.2 1,316 Aurora 128; 147; Central Southwest 4.2 1,355 Aurora 128; 147; South 5.8 1,385 Englewood, Sheridan 2.8 1,330 Glendale 5.4 1,498 Littleton 4.7 1,463 Arapahoe County 5.8 1,392 Table 1 - Average Vacancies and Rent Affordable Rental Inventory Narrative The following table shows the affordable rental inventory currently available in Arapahoe County. Units are owned by housing authorities, nonprofit housing providers, and private owners. CSI found a total of 2,610 affordable units in Arapahoe County. Of these, 913 include tenant based rental assistance. The majority of the affordable housing units are privately owned and are targeted to families. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 60 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Affordable Rental Inventory Table Housing Affordability Units affordable to Households earning Renter Owner
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HAMFI 1,473 No Data 50 HAMFI 7,076 1,513 80 HAMFI 20,815 7,916 100 HAMFI No Data 16,777 Total 29,364 26,206

Table 35 Housing Affordability Alternate Data Source Name: HUD HOME Rent Limits Data Source Comments: Housing Affordability Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 61 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) The table below shows the number of housing units estimated to be affordable for renters in Arapahoe County in affordable income bands, and units that will be available for sale that are affordable to these households within a 12 month period. The gap analysis completed by CSI shows a lack of housing units for households in these income ranges Monthly Rent Monthly Rent ( ) Efficiency (no bedroom)

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Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom

Fair Market Rent 1,029 1,204 1,508 2,119 2,461 High HOME Rent 1,029 1,111 1,336 1,534 1,691 Low HOME Rent 812 870 1,045 1,206 1,346
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Table 36 Monthly Rent Data Source Comments:

Rent Limits Narrative The following table shows the 2018 HUD HOME and Fair Market Rent limits for the Denver-Aurora- Lakewood MSA, which includes Arapahoe County. Owners of affordable properties must meet these rent guidelines, and Section 8 voucher holders must find units at or below the Fair Market Rents, which is becoming a challenge, according to the local housing authorities and non-profit housing providers.
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Is there sufficient housing for households at all income levels?

No, there are gaps in the rental housing stock for all income groups, according to the Housing Needs Assesment. There is a lack of housing units for sale that are affordable to households at 50 or less of the AMI. While the average price of a home in Arapahoe County is affordable to buy at 60 AMI, there is a gap in units available in all income ranges. How is affordability of housing likely to change considering changes to home values and/or rents?

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Vacancy rates overall have stablized and rents have increased throughout Arapahoe County; however, the vacancy rate in Arapahoe County are overall very low. Sales prices have also stablized in the past 12 months and inventory steady. The availability of affordable market rate housing continued to decline.

How do HOME rents / Fair Market Rent compare to Area Median Rent? How might this impact your strategy to produce or preserve affordable housing? Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 62 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) The median rent in Arapahoe County of 937 is lower than the Fair Market Rent for a two bedroom unit. It is important to note that the median rent identified above is from 2015, while the Fair Market Rent is from 2018. The rental market in Arapahoe County has tightened during this time period (2015-2018). Discussion Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 63 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
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MA-20 Housing Market Analysis: Condition of Housing 91.210(a) Introduction

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In addition to analyzing housing costs, it is essential to also study the condition of the housing stock within a community. Older housing units may need rehabilitation or upgrades to make them safe and habitable. Older units also may have lead based paint or other hazards that need to be mitigated. The following information provides an analysis of the condition of housing units in Arapahoe County. HUD calculates the number of occupied housing units with one or more selected conditions , by tenure. These conditions include:

No additional detail provided

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Lack of complete plumbing Lack of complete kitchen facilities More than one person per room Cost burden greater than 30 In Arapahoe County, few housing units lack complete plumbing. The 2017 American Community Survey reports that only 603 occupied housing units in Arapahoe County lack complete plumbing. Another 1,383 occupied housing units lack a complete kitchen. These units should be candidates for the local housing rehabilitation programs. While HUD does not report which conditions exist in housing units, cost burden is the greatest issue facing Arapahoe County households, as reported in the Housing Needs section of this report, and can be assumed to be the one selected condition most often found in Arapahoe County housing units.

Definitions
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Arapahoe County will employ the following definitions and standards to units which may be considered for rehabilitation services:

No additional detail provided

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Standard unit(s) not suitable for rehabilitation: A unit is deemed Standard, not suitable for rehabilitation when the unit(s) meets the rehab agency s written Rehabilitation Standards at the time of application/initial inspection, or if the costs to bring the unit up to the Rehabilitation Standards are less than 1,000. A unit deemed standard, not suitable for rehabilitation shall not be approved to participate in the rehabilitation program. Sub-standard unit(s) suitable for rehabilitation: A unit is deemed Sub-standard, suitable for rehabilitation when the unit(s) does not meet the rehab agency s written Rehabilitation Standards at the time of application/initial inspection, and the costs to bring the unit up to the Rehabilitation Standards are more than 1,000, but less than 75 of the assessed valuation of the unit. A unit deemed sub-standard, suitable for rehabilitation shall be approved to participate in the rehabilitation program, provided all other eligibility requirements are met.

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Sub-standard unit(s) not suitable for rehabilitation: A unit is deemed sub-standard, not suitable for rehabilitation when the unit(s) does not meet the rehab agency s written Rehabilitation Standards at

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 64 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) the time of application/initial inspection, and the costs to bring the unit up to the Rehabilitation Standards exceeds 75 of the unit(s) assessed valuation, subject to approval by the Arapahoe County Manager of the CDBG program. A unit deemed sub-standard, not suitable for rehabilitation shall not participate in the rehabilitation program. However, if all other eligibility requirements are met by the applicant, the agency shall make every effort to provide assistance to the applicant to obtain safe, decent and affordable housing, utilizing available program funding, including, but not limited to temporary relocation (voluntary), or alternative relocation which may include demolition and rebuilding the unit to meet the appropriate needs of the applicant. Condition of Units Condition of Units Owner-Occupied Renter-Occupied Number Number With one selected Condition 16,653 22 17,605 44 With two selected Conditions 210 0 1,174 3 With three selected Conditions 33 0 4 0 With four selected Conditions 0 0 0 0 No selected Conditions 59,274 78 21,470 53 Total 76,170 100 40,253 100
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Table 37 - Condition of Units Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS

Condition of Unit Analysis Compared to homeowners, renters are twice as likely to live in a unit one of the following condition: lack of complete plumbing, lack of complete kitchen facilities, more than one person per room, cost burden greater than 30 . Year Unit Built Year Unit Built Owner-Occupied Renter-Occupied Number Number 2000 or later 12,402 16 8,087 20 1980-1999 28,099 37 15,654 39 1950-1979 31,995 42 14,545 36 Before 1950 3,653 5 1,948 5 Total 76,149 100 40,234 100 Table 38 Year Unit Built Data Source: 2011-2015 CHAS Age and Tenure Analysis Narrative Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 65 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) There is a larger portion of renters living in units built after 1980. In Arapahoe County, home owners are more likely to live in older units (built before 1979) than renters.

Risk of Lead-Based Paint Hazard Risk of Lead-Based Paint Hazard Owner-

Occupied Renter- Occupied Number Number Total Number of Units Built Before 1980 35,648 47 16,493 41 Housing Units build before 1980 with children present 9,768 13 6,193 15 Table 39 Risk of Lead-Based Paint Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS (Total Units) 2011-2015 CHAS (Units with Children present) Lead Based Paint Narrative
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HUD calculates the number of housing units that may be at risk for lead based paint hazards. Units built before 1980 may have lead based paint, which can be dangerous to children if not properly encapsulated or remediated. The above table shows the number of homes built in Arapahoe County before 1980 where children are present. Colorado has not conducted any area wide lead based paint studies which would help determine how many children may be at risk for lead poisoning in Arapahoe County. Owners of rental housing units should test for lead to ensure that rental units are safe for children living in them. In Colorado, owners are required to disclose any knowledge of lead hazards when selling their homes. Homes rehabilitated with CDBG must meet all HUD lead based paint safety requirements.

Vacant Units Suitable for Rehabilitation Not Suitable for Rehabilitation Total Vacant Units 0 0 0 Abandoned Vacant Units 0 0 0 REO Properties 32 0 32 Abandoned REO Properties 0 0 0 Table 40 - Vacant Units Alternate Data Source Name: 2017 American Survey and CSI Analysis Data Source Comments: Units Suitable for Rehabilitation Narrative HUD requests that grantees estimate the number of vacant housing units, those suitable for rehabilitation and those not suitable for rehabilitation. This information is not tracked by Arapahoe County or the municipalities included in their consolidated plan. However, American Community Survey data indicates that there are 10,748 vacant units in Arapahoe County, which are not for rent, for sale, or Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 66 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) second homes. RealtyTrac, a service which tracks forecloses and REO bank owned properties, reports that there are currently 32 REO owned units for sale in Arapahoe County (as of June 2019). CSI does not believe that there are any abandoned REO properties in Arapahoe County. Foreclosures Narrative Foreclosures have declined dramatically in Arapahoe County in the past few years. The Colorado Division of Housing tracks foreclosures by county in the state. In 2018 through May, there were 174 foreclosure filings in Arapahoe County, an increase by 1.8 from the prior year. There were 14 foreclosure sales in the county through May of 2018, a reduction of 22.2 from the prior year.
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No metropolitan county in Colorado, including Arapahoe, is found among the top ten counties for foreclosure sales rates. Overall, the Colorado Division of Housing reports that foreclosure sales totals for the fourth quarter of 2018 was the lowest sales total recorded since the Division began tracking quarterly totals in 2007.

Home prices in Colorado has begun to slow in 2019. This slow growth rate has continued to put downward pressure on foreclosures, as homeowners can sell their homes for at least what is owed with relative ease in the County. Need for Owner and Rental Rehabilitation

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Just fewer than 50 of all housing units in Arapahoe County were built before 1980. Units built in or before the 1980s may be in need of rehabilitation, especially those units built over 40 or 50 years ago. Housing providers indicate that there are a significant number of older market rate rental properties that are in need of major repair and upgrades in Arapahoe County. Older units in low income census tracts are located in Englewood, Sheridan, and Littleton, for the most part, or in the eastern portion of unincorporated Arapahoe County.

Estimated Number of Housing Units Occupied by Low or Moderate Income Families with LBP Hazards As shown in the table above, CSI estimated the number of housing units occupied by low or moderate income families that may contain lead based paint. CSI estimated that 9,768 owner occpied units and 6,193 renter occupied units may contain lead Discussion Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 67 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
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MA-25 Public and Assisted Housing 91.210(b) Introduction

Both public housing units and section 8 vouchers are available in Arapahoe County. Innovative Housing Concepts is also known as Englewood Housing Authority and is responsible for administering Sheridan housing vouchers. Totals Number of Units

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Program Type Certificate Mod-Rehab Public

Housing Vouchers Total Project -based Tenant -based Special Purpose Voucher Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Family Unification Program Disabled * of units vouchers available 143 288 0 0 0 of accessible units *includes Non-Elderly Disabled, Mainstream One-Year, Mainstream Five-year, and Nursing Home Transition

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Table 41 Total Number of Units by Program Type Data Source: PIC (PIH Information Center)

Describe the supply of public housing developments: Describe the number and physical condition of public housing units in the jurisdiction, including those that are participating in an approved Public Housing Agency Plan: There are 918 public housing units in Arapahoe count. Innovative Housing Concepts (Englewood Housing Authority) units have almost a perfect REAC score. Units owned by South Metro Housing Options also have high scores, at 90 or above. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 68 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
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Public Housing Condition

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Public Housing Development Average Inspection Score South Metro Housing Options (Scattered Units) 90 Innovative Housing Concepts (Scattered Units) 98

Table 42 - Public Housing Condition Describe the restoration and revitalization needs of public housing units in the jurisdiction:
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Both housing authorities maintain the units and continue to make upgrades to units, according to their plans submitted to HUD. There are no large scale redevelopment or disposition efforts underway in Arapahoe County that will affect public housing units.

Describe the public housing agency's strategy for improving the living environment of low- and moderate-income families residing in public housing: Each housing authority continues to make upgrades to buildings to improve safety and accessibility. Discussion: Housing authorities in Arapahoe County are designated by HUD as high performers and get high scores for the condition of their public housing units. Both housing authorities continue to make improvements to ensure that they are safe, decent, accessible places to live. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 69 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) MA-30 Homeless Facilities and Services 91.210(c) Introduction

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Arapahoe County is part of the metro Denver Continuum of Care. Homeless individuals and families access services in Arapahoe County and at agencies and facilities throughout the entire metro Denver area. The table below summarizes the number of beds and units that are available only within the Arapahoe County, and excluding Aurora. The emergency shelter beds are located at House of Hope shelter, Gateway Battered Women s shelter, and through the South Severe Weather Shelter network. Transitional units are operated by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Interfaith Community Services and Road Called STRATE. Permanent supportive housing units are operated by All Health Network and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. There are no plans to expand the number of emergency shelter beds, transitional housing units or permanent supportive housing beds in Arapahoe County.

Facilities and Housing Targeted to Homeless Households Emergency Shelter Beds Transitional Housing Beds Permanent Supportive Housing Beds Year Round Beds (Current New)
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Voucher / Seasonal /

Overflow Beds

Current New Current New Under Development

Households with Adult(s) and Child(ren) 55 0 28 16 0 Households with Only Adults 0 35 4 24 0 Chronically Homeless Households 0 0 0 0 0 Veterans 0 0 0 0 0 Unaccompanied Youth 0 0 0 0 0 Table 43 - Facilities and Housing Targeted to Homeless Households Data Source Comments: Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 70 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Describe mainstream services, such as health, mental health, and employment services to the extent those services are use to complement services targeted to homeless persons
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Homeless individuals and families can access case management services, emergency food assistance, school supplies, transportation assistance, and other services through the agencies mentioned above. All provide various levels of case management and self-sufficiency programs to assist homeless families and individuals find permanent housing, jobs, education, health care and transportation. Focus group participants noted a lack of homeless shelters throughout Arapahoe County as a whole. As one person put it, people think it is wrong that we are sending folks to other counties in need of services because there is no shelter or place to go if you are homeless in the County. Leadership within municipal governments throughout the County are establishing task forces and other administrative bodies to discuss the homeless in their areas, but there is a felt need among many focus group members that the County does not have enough shelters for the current homeless population.

List and describe services and facilities that meet the needs of homeless persons, particularly chronically homeless individuals and families, families with children, veterans and their families, and unaccompanied youth. If the services and facilities are listed on screen SP-40 Institutional Delivery Structure or screen MA-35 Special Needs Facilities and Services, describe how these facilities and services specifically address the needs of these populations. Besides shelter (shelter beds, homeless prevention services, hotel vouchers), agencies that serve that needs of homeless persons in Arapahoe County provide a wide array of services, including food and clothing banks, personal supplies, case management and referrals, childcare, medical assistance, prescription assistance, transportation vouchers and assistance, school enrichment programs, parent education, victims assistance, parks and recreation passes, employment assistance, and assistance finding permanent housing. But as mentioned above, there is generally more need than there are avaliable services and facilities in the County at this time. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 71 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

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MA-35 Special Needs Facilities and Services 91.210(d) Introduction

Including the elderly, frail elderly, persons with disabilities (mental, physical, developmental), persons with alcohol or other drug addictions, persons with HIV/AIDS and their families, public housing residents and any other categories the jurisdiction may specify, and describe their supportive housing needs

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There are three agencies serving Arapahoe County special needs populations that provide housing and services, including Section 8 rental assistance vouchers, and group homes. CSI was able to identify some of the group homes and assisted living facilities operating in Arapahoe County. There are other group homes located within the county that also serve persons with developmental disabilities, and small designated assisted living facilities that serve frail elderly individuals. Good Shepherd of Colorado has private group homes serving persons with mental disabilities.

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Name of Housing City Type of Aff. Units Type All Health Network Littleton PWD-Mental Health 12 PHA Creating Possibilities Littleton PWD 9 PHA Developmental Pathways Centennial PWD 12 PHA Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Littleton Seniors/PWD 17 PHA Libby Bortz Assisted Living Littleton Assisted Living 111 LIHTC

Table 1 - Group Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
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Describe programs for ensuring that persons returning from mental and physical health institutions receive appropriate supportive housing

All Health Network serves all areas of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties except the City of Aurora which is served by Aurora Mental Health, and provides a broad menu of mental health services. All Health also has limited affordable housing resources for clients who are receiving services from the agency. Arapahoe County residents may also secure home health services through private healthcare providers who accept Medicaid. There are six nursing homes in Arapahoe County that also have Medicaid and Medicare beds, and which have some beds for rehabilitation needs.

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Specify the activities that the jurisdiction plans to undertake during the next year to address the housing and supportive services needs identified in accordance with 91.215(e) with respect to persons who are not homeless but have other special needs. Link to one-year goals. 91.315(e)

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 72 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Arapahoe County provides support to agencies serving persons in need of housing and supportive services through the HOME and CDBG programs. In the next year, this will include funding numerous projects, including: various meals on wheels programs for low-and-moderate income residents, homebound and/or disabled seniors, the elderly and individuals battling life-threatening illnesses, and accessibility modifications and improvements to housing authority properties, homeowners and renters. For entitlement/consortia grantees: Specify the activities that the jurisdiction plans to undertake during the next year to address the housing and supportive services needs identified in accordance with 91.215(e) with respect to persons who are not homeless but have other special needs. Link to one-year goals. (91.220(2)) Arapahoe County will fund a variety of programs supporting non-homeless special needs populations in 2020. These projects include: Brothers Redevelopment housing counseling services; Doctors Care medical assistance; Family Promise counseling services for homeless prevention, and rent and utility deposits; Big Brothers Big Sisters youth career development; Project Angel Heart meal delivery for the ill; Senior Hub rural Meals on Wheels; and TLC Meals on Wheels. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 73 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

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MA-40 Barriers to Affordable Housing 91.210(e) Negative Effects of Public Policies on Affordable Housing and Residential Investment

A review by the Community Strategies Institute of public policies related to development of affordable housing and/or residential investment in the unincorporporated areas of the County did not find negative effects of public policies. Arapahoe County has effectively addressed housing needs in its Comprehensive Plan. The County vision is generally more comprehensive that statements from municipalities in their comprehensive plans. The County does not have jurisdiction to change public policies in the incorporated areas of the County. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 74 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

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MA-45 Non-Housing Community Development Assets 91.215 (f) Introduction

The US Census Bureau American Community Survey provides information that makes it possible to estimate labor force dynamics for the portion of Arapahoe County that excludes Aurora. The latest year that this information is available for is 2017. There were 177,900 persons in the labor force in Arapahoe County in 2017. Of these, 169,503 were employed and 8,040 were unemployed. The unemployment rate was 4.5 in the area that excludes Aurora. The June 2019 not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the entire county was 3.0 ; the statewide unemployment rate was 3.0 in this same timeframe. Economic Development Market Analysis Business Activity

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Business by Sector Number of Workers

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Number of Jobs Share of Workers

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Share of Jobs

Jobs less workers Agriculture, Mining, Oil Gas Extraction 1,518 846 1 0 -1 Arts, Entertainment, Accommodations 15,805 17,746 13 9 -4 Construction 7,197 14,642 6 8 2 Education and Health Care Services 20,315 27,258 16 14 -2 Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 13,524 30,643 11 16 5 Information 6,914 18,005 6 9 3 Manufacturing 6,099 7,744 5 4 -1 Other Services 4,702 5,960 4 3 -1 Professional, Scientific, Management Services 19,942 32,194 16 17 1 Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 Retail Trade 16,339 20,263 13 11 -2 Transportation and Warehousing 3,988 2,523 3 1 -2 Wholesale Trade 7,323 13,314 6 7 1 Total 123,666 191,138 -- -- -- Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 75 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
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Table 45 - Business Activity Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS (Workers), 2015 Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (Jobs)

Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 76 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Labor Force Total Population in the Civilian Labor Force 168,503 Civilian Employed Population 16 years and over 158,174 Unemployment Rate 6.12 Unemployment Rate for Ages 16-24 17.48 Unemployment Rate for Ages 25-65 4.39 Table 46 - Labor Force Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS
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Occupations by Sector Number of People

Management, business and financial 54,190 Farming, fisheries and forestry occupations 6,100 Service 12,306 Sales and office 39,892 Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair 9,290 Production, transportation and material moving 6,049

Table 47 Occupations by Sector Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS Travel Time Travel Time Number Percentage < 30 Minutes 87,929 61 30-59 Minutes 47,067 33 60 or More Minutes 9,053 6 Total 144,049 100 Table 48 - Travel Time Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS Education: Educational Attainment by Employment Status (Population 16 and Older) Educational Attainment In Labor Force Civilian Employed Unemployed Not in Labor Force Less than high school graduate 5,182 289 2,243 High school graduate (includes equivalency) 18,764 1,914 5,599 Some college or Associate's degree 37,460 2,776 9,240 Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 77 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Educational Attainment In Labor Force Civilian Employed Unemployed Not in Labor Force Bachelor's degree or higher 71,179 2,393 11,081 Table 49 - Educational Attainment by Employment Status Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS Educational Attainment by Age Age 18 24 yrs 25 34 yrs 35 44 yrs 45 65 yrs 65+ yrs Less than 9th grade 195 496 785 1,416 1,246 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,300 1,687 1,195 2,123 1,537 High school graduate, GED, or alternative 6,428 6,288 6,139 13,833 8,188 Some college, no degree 8,712 10,577 8,292 16,918 8,067 Associate's degree 734 3,176 3,936 6,645 1,553 Bachelor's degree 4,075 14,592 14,206 25,850 8,611 Graduate or professional degree 329 5,739 7,877 16,510 7,128 Table 50 - Educational Attainment by Age Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS Educational Attainment Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months Educational Attainment Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months Less than high school graduate 401,275 High school graduate (includes equivalency) 829,717 Some college or Associate's degree 933,352 Bachelor's degree 1,352,397 Graduate or professional degree 1,283,589 Table 51 Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months Data Source: 2011-2015 ACS

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Based on the Business Activity table above, what are the major employment sectors within your jurisdiction?

The industries with highest employment in Arapahoe County were educational service, healthcare, and social services, professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services, retail trade, and construction. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 78 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Employment in agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, and mining grew by 101 , the largest increase in Arapahoe County (excluding Aurora) from 2010-2017. The wholesale trade industry was the only sector that experienced a loss in employment in this same time frame. Describe the workforce and infrastructure needs of the business community:
Tagged Passions:construction, business, agriculture, social services, services, employment, healthcare, Forestry, trade, hunting, and workforce

According to the Colorado Legislature's 2020 economic forecast, momentum in Colorado's economy is expected to slow down in the next few years. Improved job opportunities and rising wages have lured additional workers into the labor force and supported growth in consumption. Labor shortages continue to hamper certain industries, which will erode business profits as wages rise further. As the stimulative impacts of the federal tax cuts wear off, growth in business investment and consumer activity is expected to moderate but remain at elevated levels. Araphoe County's economic indicators have been similar to Colorado as a whole, and therefore this assessment from the State Legislature can be assumed for Arapahoe County as well. Describe any major changes that may have an economic impact, such as planned local or regional public or private sector investments or initiatives that have affected or may affect job and business growth opportunities during the planning period. Describe any needs for workforce development, business support or infrastructure these changes may create.

Tagged Passions:planning, business, taxes, Taxes, development, Development, investment, workforce development, workforce, economy, and growth

Growth along the I-70 corridor and RTD's new and existing rail lines drives business and housing development near stations, lines, and surrounding areas. This is unlikely to change in the next 5 years. Wage growth in the mining sector within the County indicates that greater workforce training in this sector could help spur greater economic growth within the County.

Tagged Passions:business, development, transportation, training, Development, corridor, workforce, growth, and housing

How do the skills and education of the current workforce correspond to employment opportunities in the jurisdiction?

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:employment, education, and workforce

There is a need for job training and job placement services for low income residents and youth in Arapahoe County. Those with a high school education or less and younger residents are at a disadvantage in the job market.

Describe any current workforce training initiatives, including those supported by Workforce Investment Boards, community colleges and other organizations. Describe how these efforts will support the jurisdiction's Consolidated Plan. The workforce center offers an array of tools to support local job-seekers, including offering resources and workshops for a self-directed job search, one-on-one employment counseling, and training assistance. They utilize Connecting Colorado, an online database of statewide job openings and registered job-seekers, to facilitate the match between skilled workers and businesses. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 79 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
Tagged Passions:business, market, services, employment, training, investment, university, education, youth, and workforce

Arapahoe/Douglas Works offers free workforce development services to businesses in the metro Denver area, to ensure that the region remains economically competitive and boasts an adequately skilled workforce for the future. The Workforce Center is guided by a Workforce Investment Board comprised of local community members.

Tagged Passions:business, development, Public Transit, services, Development, investment, workforce development, and workforce

Core Services: Standard services for a self-directed job search, including tools and job seeker workshops, are available in their walk-in youth and adult Resource Centers, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The resource center amenities include computers with internet access, fax and copy machines, courtesy phones, reference materials, job postings and notice of hiring events.

Intensive Services:
Tagged Passions:materials, services, events, computers, Internet Access, and youth

Enhanced services supported by staff are available to help residents identify their strengths and grow their job-search skills, including employment counseling, career and personality assessments and certifications and job readiness workshops.

Talent Development Services: Intensive job search support or training opportunities may be available to residents who have recently been laid off through no fault of their own and do not have employable skills or current certification, to those who need support finding and keeping employment, and to displaced homemakers seeking employment. The agency also has a youth council and works to employ youth in Arapahoe County. Does your jurisdiction participate in a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)?
Tagged Passions:council, economic development, strategic, development, services, employment, training, Development, and youth

If so, what economic development initiatives are you undertaking that may be coordinated with the Consolidated Plan? If not, describe other local/regional plans or initiatives that impact economic growth.

Tagged Passions:economic development, development, Development, and growth

No.

Discussion The unemployment rate in Arapahoe County is very low, and the number of total jobs has been on the rise. The County has experienced growth in the mining industry, and this has contributed to the overall wage growth and low unemployment rate. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 80 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)

Tagged Passions:growth and jobs

MA-50 Needs and Market Analysis Discussion Are there areas where households with multiple housing problems are concentrated? (include a definition of concentration )

There are census tracts throughout Arapahoe County where households have higher concentrations of four or more housing needs. In particular, CPD Maps data shows that low income census tracts in Centennial, Sheridan, Greenwood Village, and unincorporated Arapahoe County have concentrations of greater than 85 of households with four or more housing problems. Some areas in the County report 100 of low income residents experiencing a severe housing problem. The greatest housing problem in Arapahoe County is cost burden. Are there any areas in the jurisdiction where racial or ethnic minorities or low-income families are concentrated? (include a definition of concentration )

Tagged Passions:market, discrimination, racial, poverty, and housing

Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Denver area, Arapahoe County has very few census tracts with large concentrations (greater than 25 ) minorities. Some low and moderate income census tracts have higher percentages of Hispanic households than others, particularly in the Englewood and Sheridan areas, but few are considered concentrations . What are the characteristics of the market in these areas/neighborhoods?

There are no neighborhoods with concentrations according to the definition above. There are some neighborhoods in Englewood, Sheridan, Littleton, and Centennial with higher low income populations. These areas sometimes are in need of infrastructure improvements. Are there any community assets in these areas/neighborhoods? No concentrations .
Tagged Passions:market and neighborhood

Are there other strategic opportunities in any of these areas?

Many community members expressed concern over the lack of homeless services and facilities specifically offered within Arapahoe County. Those who are homeless, either chronically or newly, need to seek services in neighboring Counties. This was a concern among focus group members and key informant interviews that particpated in this process. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 81 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Strategic Plan

Tagged Passions:strategic, services, and homeless

SP-05 Overview Strategic Plan Overview

Arapahoe County works closely with many community stakeholders to plan and allocate resources to the needs idenfied at the local level. The County has undertaken a robust community outreach effort to gather input from elected officials, appinted officials, service agencies and members of the publid to determine the priroity needs listed in SP10. Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 82 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) SP-10 Geographic Priorities 91.215 (a)(1) Geographic Area Table 52 - Geographic Priority Areas 1 Area Name: City of Sheridan Area Type: Local Target area Other Target Area Description: HUD Approval Date: of Low/ Mod: Revital Type: Comprehensive Other Revital Description: Identify the neighborhood boundaries for this target area. Incorporated boundaries of the City of Sheridan. Include specific housing and commercial characteristics of this target area. The City of Sheridan is known for having a low income population and needs for public improvements and housing preservation. How did your consultation and citizen participation process help you to identify this neighborhood as a target area? The County conducted a focus group wtihin the City of Sheridan. Citizens were invited to participate and express ther perceptions of the needs and challenges facing the community. Public meetings were held and public comments were solicited in order for the County to gain the best understanding of the needs and opportunities in Sheridan. The City has data on the need for curb, gutter and sidewalks in an area that still has unpaved roads. The area has concentraions of Section 8 housing and children as residents. Identify the needs in this target area. Public Improvments and housing rehabilitation.

Tagged Passions:grocery, strategic, streets, preservation, commercial, Pedestrian, neighborhood, and housing

What are the opportunities for improvement in this target area?

The City of Sheridan has pursued a many years' long plan to make infrastructure and public improvments to neighborhoods in the City. These improvements have included and will continue to include drainage, sidewalk, curb and gutter imrpvemnets to enhance public safety and the walkability of neighborhoods.
Tagged Passions:grocery, streets, public safety, Pedestrian, neighborhood, and stormwater

Are there barriers to improvement in this target area?

Tagged Passions:grocery

Lack of resources has forced the City to taper plans to reflect the level of resources available annually.

Area Name: Deer Trail Consolidated Plan ARAPAHOE COUNTY 83 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)
Tagged Passions:trails

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Area Type: City Other Target Area Description: City HUD Approval Date: of Low/ Mod: Revital Type: Other Revital Description: Identify the neighborhood boundaries for this target area.

Tagged Passions:grocery and neighborhood

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