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
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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