Homeless and Housing Services

Scoping and Assessment

In 2020, a small group of stakeholders including City representatives and local non-profits began meeting to discuss ideas for addressing homelessness and affordable housing issues facing the community. Through their conversations, they began to envision a long-term community solution to housing our community’s most vulnerable through the development of a service-based campus within the cities of Greeley and Evans. The group toured the area's current Housing Navigation Center and Cold Weather Shelter located in Evans and managed through United Way of Weld County, brainstormed potential housing campus models, and toured the Arroyo Village campus in Denver. As a result, the City of Greeley created a scope of services to solicit a 3rd party consultant to assist with gathering and evaluating housing data, examining demand drivers, determining market and financial viability and feasibility, and estimating capital and operating costs for possible sheltering and housing alternatives.

Progress

photo of hand-drawn housesIn August 2021, the City released a Request for Proposal for further consideration of possible sheltering and housing alternatives. The request for proposal includes a detailed index of supplemental resources including a resource partners list, comparative campus models, additional shelter/services/projects in the Northern Colorado Region, and additional documents.

In November 2021, the City finalized a contract with Urbanity Advisors to complete this work. The anticipated timeline for scoping and assessment of possible sheltering and housing alternatives is approximately 6 months with consultant work beginning in December 2021. The contract includes:

  • Evaluating existing sources of information;
  • Analyzing what might be driving demand locally and regionally;
  • Evaluating best practices, project size and possible locations;
  • Providing opportunities for engagement and public involvement;
  • Estimating development and ongoing operating costs;
  • Outline financial feasibility, funding options and key next steps.

Please continue to visit this web page for current updates on the project and opportunities for public involvement.

Get Involved. Be Informed

The City of Greeley is exploring ideas to further address homelessness and affordable housing issues facing the community.


• City Council Worksession Presentation
Overview of City Partnerships & Strategies to Address Homelessness
January 25 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 1001 11th Avenue, Greeley
Summary: This presentation will give a brief background on community efforts to address homelessness over the years, more recent partnerships and initiatives, and current challenges.

Click Here for the Meeting Agenda

All City Council Worksession meetings take place via a hybrid model offering in-person and virtual options (Greeley YouTube channel). Public input is not taken during these meetings.


• Community Conversation (Virtual)
Wednesday, February 16 (Tentative)
6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Join the conversation as we discuss homelessness and housing insecurity in Greeley.
Additional details coming soon.


• Community Conversation (In-Person)
Thursday, February 17 (Tentative)
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue
Join the conversation as we discuss homelessness and housing insecurity in Greeley.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Additional details coming soon.

Stay in Touch

For questions regarding the Project Scoping and Assessment, please contact Heather Balser, City of Greeley Interim Chief Resiliency Officer and the Assessment Project Manager, at heather.balser@greeleygov.com or 970-336-4076.

Additional Resources

  • 2-1-1 Colorado - A confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state.
  • Housing Navigation Center - Helps those experiencing homelessness regain housing and prevents those at-risk of homelessness from losing housing. Services 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, 2930 11th Avenue, Evans, CO; 970-515-6281
  • Cold Weather Shelter - Single men and women (18+); Form of ID requested, including any document that has the person's name and date of birth. Open daily from 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., TriPointe Business Center, 2930 11th Avenue, Evans, CO. Located in the same building as the Sunrise Monfort Family Clinic and North Colorado Health Alliance; 970-590-0093 (answered from 7:00 p.m. - 7:00a.m.)
  • Greeley Family House - Provides temporary housing and support services to families who are experiencing temporary homelessness.
  • Catholic Charities: Guadalupe Shelter - A comprehensive shelter with complementary social services programs for single adults and families.
  • Alternative Homes for Youth - Specializes in transforming the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse in the lives of children. Provides residential, community transitional and day treatment services.
  • A Women's Place - Provides survivors with the space and resources needed to get back on their feet. All services are free, confidential, and available to all victims of domestic violence. 24/7 Crisis Line: 970-356-4226
  • Weld County Human Services
Greeley City Hall

Contact Us

Heather Balser
Interim Chief Resiliency Officer/Project Manager
heather.balser@greeleygov.com
970-336-4076

Seeking Assistance?

Existing housing support facilities include the Housing Navigation Center (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.) and Cold Weather Shelter (7 a.m. - 7 p.m.), located at 2930 11th Avenue in Evans, CO, 970-595-6281. If you are homeless, need help with rent or other services, or for more information, contact HNC@unitedway-weld.org or call 2-1-1.