We are thrilled to announce the selection of four new communities to receive assistance through our Community Assistance program. Twice a year, we offer technical assistance to communities within the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming. Technical assistance projects focus on enhancing local livability by addressing issues associated with affordable housing, economic development, land use and transportation.
Projects selected in our Spring 2018 assistance cycle emphasize different priorities, but each have a common end-goal: To make the community better for the people that live there. Community Builders believes strongly in the principle of community driven solutions, and each project will involve significant and meaningful public engagement to shape project outcomes.
Selected projects include:
“Communities across the West are facing critical challenges related to renewed development demand, affordability, and creating places that are true to their character and great for the people that live there. We saw a heightened demand for our assistance this round and it was a tough decision-making process,” said Jillian Sutherland, Community Builders Program Director. “While there were many great applications, we are thrilled to be partnering with these four communities to help them tackle their unique issues. We hope our work with them will provide guidance and inspiration to communities grappling with similar challenges.”