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Join the Greeley Urban Renewal Authority

The Greeley City Council has determined that affordable housing is one of the community's top priorities. One of the ways that you make a positive contribution to this issue is by joining the Greeley Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) Board. GURA provides a wide range of housing and neighborhood assistance to low-income individuals and manages commercial rehabilitation and development in particular areas of Greeley. 

GURA works with federal grants and non-profit organizations to benefit low and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods. The team is currently working with the Archdiocese of Denver to develop a lot owned by GURA in the downtown area into 29 new affordable housing units for senior citizens, and rehab 25 existing senior housing units adjacent to this new development. Another project to provide 11 new single-family homes for first-time homeowners is currently underway with the Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity; this partnership will continue in 2022 and beyond with a new proposed development that will provide 504 new units of affordable housing.

One of GURA's recent successes is collaborating with the Public Works Department to improve infrastructure in central Greeley neighborhoods. Over the past few years, new curbs, gutters and sidewalks were installed in areas where those features were missing or deteriorated. In addition, Public Works staff paved old gravel and dirt alleyways. "It's great that we can improve established neighborhoods with amenities that newer sections of Greeley enjoy," said J.R. Salas, the manager of the GURA program. 

GURA board and staff also utilize federal grant funds from U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on a local level. Salas finds this work rewarding as "you work with community partners to provide services to our at-risk populations."


Get Involved with Boards and Commissions

Apply online to be an active member of the GURA or other boards. Greeley's Boards and Commissions program offers 23 different interest groups for residents to engage in and make recommendations for the city. Joining is a great way to influence public policy and programming decisions that can affect the entire city. Check the Boards and Commissions webpage often to see current vacancies apply online and view agendas for upcoming meetings.

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