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Greeley Urban Renewal Authority

The Greeley Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) is the administrator of the City’s federal grants from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provide funding for a wide range of housing and neighborhood assistance activities, particularly to the benefit of low-moderate- income residents and neighborhoods. As an urban renewal authority, it is the manager of four Tax Increment Districts which provide for commercial rehabilitation and development within the urban renewal boundaries. Additionally, GURA has oversight of some City programs (such as the G-Hope Down Payment Assistance Program) and is involved in affordable housing and other City-provided redevelopment incentives.

Notice of Informational Session on CDBG/Home Funding Opportunities

Register now to learn more about the 2025 CDBG/HOME application process

For over 20 years, the City of Greeley has been an entitlement community, receiving federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs.

Register now for an informational session on Friday, May 31, 2024 that will address 2025 CDBG and HOME funding opportunities with the City of Greeley, the application process, and attendee questions. This interactive session will be held online via Teams, and will be hosted by the City’s Housing Solutions Department.  Affordable Housing Manager Ashley Weesner and Grant Specialist B.J. Spamer will host this session and be available to answer attendee questions.

The application cycle is anticipated to open June 3, 2024.  For questions, contact the Housing Solutions team at


March 27, 2024

City of Greeley, Colorado
1100 10th Street, Suite 402
Greeley, CO 80631

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Greeley.


On or about April 12, 2024 the City of Greeley, Weld County, Colorado will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Economic Development Initiative-Community Project Funding Grant funds under The Fiscal Year 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 117-328) (the FY2023 Act). The recipient of the grant is High Plains Housing Development Corporation; the grant will provide partial funding for a project known as StarRise Apartments at North Weld Village (permanent supportive housing). StarRise Apartments at North Weld Village will be located at 123 9th Avenue, Greeley, Weld County, Colorado on an approximately 6.5 acre lot currently utilized for light industrial. The work to be funded includes Phase I of an overall four-phase project.  Phase I includes the construction of 58 permanent supportive housing units for the unhoused on the northeast project site.  This project will provide safe housing options for the homeless population in the area (couples and individuals) with incomes between 0% and 30% of the area median income (AMI). The focus of this Environmental Assessment is on Phase I of the project proposed for the identified funding (construction of a 60-unit permanent supportive housing for the unhoused on the northeast project site).  However, the whole project area was included and assessed under this Environmental Assessment. The City of Greeley’s investment in Phase 1 of this project is planned at $1,000,000, with $589.518.17 in Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and the remaining $462,299 in HOME Investment Partnership funding. Total project cost for Phase I is estimated to be $27,715,835.


The City of Greeley has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Greeley-Greeley Urban Renewal Authority, 1100 10th Street, Greeley, CO and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR beginning on the date of this publication to the City of Greeley-Greeley Urban Renewal Authority, Attn: Ashley Weesner, 1100 10th Street, Suite 402, Greeley, CO 80631 or All comments received by April 11, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. will be considered by the City of Greeley prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.


27 de marzo de 2024

City of Greeley, Colorado
1100 10th Street, Suite 402
Greeley, CO 80631

Estos avisos satisfacen dos requisitos procesales distintos pero relacionados para actividades que llevará a cabo la City of Greeley.


El 12 de abril de 2024 o en una fecha cercana, la City of Greeley, condado de Weld, Colorado, enviará una solicitud al Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (Housing and Urban Development, HUD) de los EE. UU. para la liberación de los fondos de la Iniciativa de Desarrollo Económico - Financiamiento de Proyectos Comunitarios mediante Subvenciones (Economic Development Initiative - Community Project Funding Grant) en virtud de la Ley Consolidada de Apropiaciones del Año Fiscal 2024 (Fiscal Year 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act) (P.L. 117-328) (la Ley FY2023). El destinatario de la subvención es High Plains Housing Development Corporation; la subvención financiará parcialmente un proyecto conocido como StarRise Apartments at North Weld Village (viviendas permanentes con servicios auxiliares). StarRise Apartments at North Weld Village estará ubicado en 123 9th Avenue, Greeley, condado de Weld, Colorado, en un terreno de aproximadamente 6.5 acres que actualmente se utiliza para industria ligera. El trabajo que se financiará incluye la fase I de un proyecto integral de cuatro fases. La fase I abarca la construcción de 58 unidades de vivienda permanente con servicios auxiliares para personas sin vivienda en el sector noreste del proyecto. Este proyecto ofrecerá opciones de vivienda segura a la población sin hogar de la zona (parejas y personas solas) con ingresos entre el 0 % y el 30 % del ingreso medio del área (area median income, AMI). El objetivo de esta evaluación medioambiental es la fase I del proyecto propuesto para el financiamiento identificado (construcción de 60 unidades de vivienda permanente con servicios auxiliares para personas sin vivienda en el sector noreste del proyecto). Sin embargo, en esta evaluación medioambiental se incluyó y evaluó la totalidad del área del proyecto. Se prevé que la inversión de la City of Greeley en la fase 1 de este proyecto será de $1,000,000, con $589.518.17 para el financiamiento de la Subvención en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario (Community Development Block Grant, CDBG) del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano y los $462,299 restantes para la Asociación de Inversión HOME. Se calcula que el costo total del proyecto para la fase I será de $27,715,835.


La City of Greeley ha determinado que el proyecto no tendrá ningún impacto significativo en el entorno humano. Por consiguiente, no se requiere una Declaración de Impacto Medioambiental en virtud de la Ley Nacional de Política Ambiental (National Environmental Policy Act, NEPA) de 1969. El Registro de Revisión Ambiental (Environmental Review Record, ERR) en los archivos de City of Greeley-Greeley Urban Renewal Authority, 1100 10th Street, Greeley, CO, contiene más información del proyecto y se puede consultar o copiar los días hábiles de 8:00 a. m. a 5:00 p. m.


Cualquier persona, grupo o agencia puede presentar comentarios por escrito sobre el ERR a partir de la fecha de esta publicación en City of Greeley-Greeley Urban Renewal Authority, Attn: Ashley Weesner, 1100 10th Street, Suite 402, Greeley, CO 80631 o Todos los comentarios recibidos el 11 de abril de 2024 a las 5:00 p. m. o antes serán considerados por la City of Greeley antes de autorizar la presentación de una solicitud para la liberación de fondos. Los comentarios deben especificar el aviso al que se refieren.

Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing


Public Comment Period

The City completed its fourth year of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan to utilize federal grant funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the CAPER addressing the fourth year (2023) of performance. The CAPER will be available for review and public comment beginning March 25, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. and ending April 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.m., which satisfies the requirement that the public have a minimum of 15 days to comment.

Public Hearing

The GURA Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on April 10, 2024, to hear and consider any comments received from the public and recommended approval of the CAPER.  The meeting will be held in person at City Center South, 1001 11th Avenue, Council Chambers, Greeley Colorado at 4:30 p.m.

The CAPER will be available for review by calling 970-381-7144 or by emailing and requesting a copy. It may also be reviewed online at or at one of the Greeley/Evans libraries. Written comments will be accepted if mailed to Greeley Urban Renewal Authority, 1100 10th Street, Suite 402, Greeley, CO 80631, Attn: Ashley Weesner, or by email at the above email address by April 8, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Comments received by that date will be included in the CAPER.

The Consolidated Plan is a working document that all jurisdictions must prepare and implement to receive continued funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for federal programs such as Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership programs. HUD requires that each eligible jurisdiction develop and submit a Five-year Strategic Plan, then an Action Plan for each of those five years. At the conclusion of each action year, the jurisdiction must also prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) that describes for the public and HUD what resources were available, how the resources were used, and the number of households and persons assisted during that action year.

City buildings and Council Chambers are accessible to persons in wheelchairs. Translation services are also available on request for the public hearing or for the document being reviewed. Persons needing auxiliary aids and/or other assistance related to a disability or with a language translation needed to effectively review this document or attend the virtual or in-person GURA Board public hearing may call the GURA office noted above for additional assistance. (Please allow 72 hours for requests to be processed.)

Aviso de Período de Comentarios Públicos y Audiencia Pública

INFORME ANUAL CONSOLIDADO DE DESEMPEÑO Y EVALUACIÓN (CAPER, por sus siglas en inglés) para el año del programa 2023

Período de comentarios públicos

La Ciudad completó su cuarto año del Plan Estratégico 2020-2024 para utilizar fondos de subvenciones federales del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés), y el CAPER aborda el cuarto año (2023) de desempeño. El CAPER estará disponible para su revisión y para hacer comentarios públicos a partir del 25 de marzo de 2024 a las 8:00 a. m. y hasta el 8 de abril de 2024 a las 5:00 p. m., lo que cumple con el requisito de que el público tenga un mínimo de 15 días para hacer comentarios.

Audiencia pública

La Junta de Comisionados de la Autoridad de Renovación Urbana de Greeley (GURA, por sus siglas en inglés) llevará a cabo una audiencia pública el 10 de abril de 2024 para escuchar y considerar cualquier comentario recibido del público y la aprobación recomendada del CAPER. La reunión se llevará a cabo en persona en City Center South, 1001 11th Avenue, Council Chambers; Greeley, Colorado a las 4:30 p.m.

El CAPER estará disponible para su revisión llamando al 970-381-7144 o enviando un correo electrónico a para solicitar una copia. También se lo puede revisar en línea en o en una de las bibliotecas de Greeley/Evans. Se aceptarán comentarios por escrito si se envían por correo a Greeley Urban Renewal Authority, 1100 10th Street, Suite 402, Greeley, CO 80631, Attn: Ashley Weesner, o por correo electrónico a la dirección de correo electrónico mencionada anteriormente antes del 8 de abril de 2023 a las 5:00 p. m. Los comentarios recibidos antes de esa fecha se incluirán en el CAPER.

El Plan Consolidado es un documento de trabajo que todas las jurisdicciones deben preparar e implementar para recibir fondos continuos del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) para programas federales como la Subvención en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario y los programas de Asociación de Inversión HOME. El HUD requiere que cada jurisdicción que reúna los requisitos desarrolle y presente un Plan Estratégico de Cinco Años, luego un Plan de Acción para cada uno de esos cinco años. Al final de cada año de acción, la jurisdicción también debe preparar un Informe Anual Consolidado de Desempeño y Evaluación (CAPER) que describa para el público y para el HUD qué recursos estaban disponibles, cómo se utilizaron y el número de hogares y personas asistidas durante ese año de acción.

Los edificios de la Ciudad y las Cámaras del Consejo ofrecen acceso para personas en sillas de ruedas. También hay servicios de traducción disponibles a pedido para la audiencia pública o para el documento que se está revisando. Las personas que necesiten ayudas auxiliares y/u otra asistencia relacionada con una discapacidad o con una traducción de idiomas necesaria para revisar eficazmente este documento o asistir a la audiencia pública virtual o presencial de la Junta Directiva de la GURA pueden llamar a la oficina de GURA mencionada anteriormente para obtener asistencia adicional. (Espere 72 horas para que se procesen las solicitudes).

Annual Process for Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program Grant

The application process for 2024 CDBG funds has closed. Funds will become available June 1, 2024 for 2025 CDBG funds. Developers who are interested in HOME funds should contact Ashley Weesner, Affordable Housing Manager, at 970-381-7144 or any time during the year. Additional information on CDBG and/or HOME grants is available from GURA staff (970-350-9380) during normal business hours.

What is CDBG?


Community Development Block Grants are grants provided to larger cities and urban counties by the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help develop viable communities by providing funds for decent housing, suitable living environments, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. The City of Greeley annually receives approximately $840,000, 70% of which must be used to the benefit of low- to moderate-income households and/or neighborhoods. CDBG is an important tool for helping the City tackle challenges facing the community. Greeley has received CDBG funds for more than 30 years. The City’s five-year priorities for use of the CDBG can be found in the flyers linked below.

CDBG Application Process

The City's CDBG application process begins June 1 annually, with a budget approved by City Council in October (for use of funds in the year following approval). Applications are only accepted outside of the normal process with unusual circumstances. The links below provide information on the CDBG application process.

Single-family, Owner-occupied Housing Rehab Grant Program

Emergency grants up to $7,500 are available on a one-time basis to single-family, owner-occupants with incomes considered by HUD as low (at or below 50% of Area Median Income as established by HUD; check with GURA for current maximum incomes). Complete an application or contact us at 970-350-9380for additional information.

Affordable Rent Policy for CDBG

As a City receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it is required that standards for determining “affordable rents” for housing that receives support from the CDBG program be adopted and made public. Use this link to see current policy with regard to “affordable rents” in the City’s CDBG program.

CDBG is a federal grant program through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Find information on CDBG, the Housing Rehab Grant activity, and federal cross-cutting issues associated with CDBG (such as Section 3) here, as well as information on the 2023 CDBG application process, which begins June 1, 2022 (subject to change; check back throughout the summer of 2022 for updated information).


What is the HOME Investment Partnership Program?


The HOME Investment Partnership Program is a federal grant to the City to assist in providing affordable housing. The City receives approximately $300,000 annually to assist developers of affordable housing products: multi-family developments and single-family development. The HOME funds may be combined with other development financing, such as CDBG, funds from the State of Colorado, Private Activity Bonds, and/or Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Through the HOME Program, which the City has received for nearly 30 years, the City has supported housing developments for persons with disabilities, for seniors, for migrant workers and farm laborers, and other developments for low-income persons. The City has also provided significant support with HOME funds for Habitat for Humanity developments. HOME funds may be applied for by developers year-round as funds are available. Many federal restrictions apply; please contact GURA staff prior to submitting an application.

For information on applying for HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, please contact GURA at 970-350-9380 or

The HOME Investment Partnership Program is another federal grant through HUD. It provides funds for to assist with the City’s affordable housing needs. Funds are available to assist developers of affordable housing or for multi-family rehab, if the developments will serve/serve the low-income population. Find application and other pertinent HOME grant information here.


Section 3


Section 3 is a program of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance (such as the City) to provide training, employment, contracting and other economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons, especially those persons who receive government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons (to the greatest extend feasible). The City has Section 3 responsibilities under some of the activities it supports with CDBG, HOME, and other HUD grant funds. HUD provides a website specific to Section 3 at: Information there could be beneficial to business concerns and low-income workers.

Fair Housing

What is the Fair Housing Act?

The Fair Housing Act protects people in protected classes from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. Additional protections apply to federally-assisted housing. Classes protected under the Fair Housing Act are: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Familial Status, and Disability. Colorado adds to those protected classes: Creed, Sexual Orientation, Marital Status, and Ancestry.

What is the Fair Housing Act NOT?

The Fair Housing Act does not protect persons of low-income or age. It does not address the condition of a housing unit or rent increases. There are exemptions within The Act. HUD provides a Fair Housing webpage, which includes instructions on how to file a fair housing complaint.

Find information on other federal requirements associated with the CDBG and HOME grants here, including information on Section 3 and Fair Housing.

HUD-Logo-157City of Greeley logo

In its 2020-2024 planning, the City identified the support for affordable housing as a high priority. Support is being made available through several means, including CDBG, HOME, Private Activity Bonds, and Redevelopment District Incentives. (All or none may apply to a proposed development.) Each type of funding has its own criteria and/or regulations that must be adhered to.

Applications for affordable housing activities may be submitted at any time throughout the year with awards continuing as funds are available. Contact GURA prior to submittal of an application.

Find information here for incentives in the Redevelopment District and Private Activity Bonds.


Information is available here on the city’s required plans, reports, and studies associated with the CDBG and HOME grant programs.

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"Urban Renewal" is an economic development tool used by local governments to economically revitalize areas of "blight" through public investments that stimulate private development. Colorado's urban renewal statute can be used for both development and redevelopment and provides local authorities with tools, such as tax increment financing, to encourage urban renewal activities.

The Greeley Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) conducted surveys in areas with suspected blight, and as a result formed four Tax Increment Districts: Greeley Mall; Great Western Sugar, 10th Street Corridor, and East 8th Street. Tax increment funds may be available in each of those districts to promote economic stability and/or redevelopment and are identified below. For more information on urban renewal authorities, tax increment districts and tax increment financing, or the City's Tax Increment Districts, please contact GURA.

GURA may also offer other redevelopment incentives from time-to-time utilizing funds other than its federal HUD grants or funds from Tax Increment Districts. Currently, the following loan program is offered. Contact GURA for additional information.

Tax Increment District Programs

10th Street Commercial Corridor Facade Grant Program

Private land owners or businesses with property in this Corridor who want to make physical improvements to their property may apply for financial assistance. The funds for this program are provided through the City's special Tax Increment Financing designation for the corridor, which makes financial assistance available to support physical improvements to property in the area.

Other Non-federal GURA-Administered Redevelopment Programs

Commercial Property and Facade Improvement Program

Owners of commercial buildings in the City's Redevelopment District (which encompasses all Tax Increment Districts, but also a larger area) are eligible for low-interest loan assistance for certain building and facade improvement projects.

GURA Studies and Urban Renewal Plans

GURA Board of Commisioners Minutes

Recent meeting documents are available below, or contact us at 970-350-9774 for additional information.

Information is here on commercial property façade improvement programs, Urban Renewal studies and plans, and GURA Board of Commissioners minutes.



Greeley Home Ownership Program for Employees

Program Overview

G-HOPE benefits persons interested in home ownership in Greeley, east of 35th Avenue. The program is designed to offer incentives such as down payment assistance for those whose employer is based within the geographic boundaries of the program. The program allows for up to $8,000 per buyer depending on the location of the property and other varying factors.


  • Incentivize homeownership close to Greeley’s core redevelopment district
  • Attract a high-caliber workforce
  • Stabilize the longevity of the workforce
  • Reduce employee travel time and costs
  • Help employees feel more connected to east Greeley

Eligibility (see map)

  • Single-family homes only
  • No income limits on homebuyers or requirement to be a first-time homebuyer
  • Home must be owner’s primary residence. No use of property for rental purposes
  • Homebuyer must qualify for a conventional or government home loan
  • Buyer must contribute at least $1,000 in own funds toward purchase
  • Buyer must be a full-time employee at time of closing


  • Down-payment loan assistance ($2,500 to $8,000)
  • Down-payment loan is forgiven at a rate of 20% per full year of residency, which is 100% forgiven after 5-years

Program Area

G-Hope zone map

The city incentivizes purchases made east of 35th Avenue within Greeley. Additional funds are available for those purchasing within established redevelopment and university districts.

Dollar amount per zone:

  • ZONE 1: East of 8th Avenue - $8,000
  • ZONE 2: Between 14th & 17th and 8th Avenues - $6,000
  • ZONE 3: West of 14th & 17th Avenues - $4,000
  • ZONE 4: $2,500

G-HOPE is a priority under Housing for All, a focus area of Greeley City Council’s Community Vision 2037. For more information, please visit For questions or to apply, contact the Greeley Urban Renewal Authority at 970-381-7144.

Download the G-HOPE Information Flyer


The City offer programs administered through GURA that may benefit developers within the Redevelopment District. GURA, as a division of the Economic Health and Housing Department, also provides knowledge and assistance as needed for other City programs, such as implementation of the Strategic Housing Plan and the City’s Redevelopment Incentive Program.

Strategic Housing Plan

The Strategic Housing Plan was adopted in 2019 with input from a Housing Accessibility Task Force. The Economic Health and Housing Department is the lead City department and has responsibility for implementing the action items identified in the Study, with assistance from other departments.

City of Greeley Strategic Housing Plan

Redevelopment Incentive Program

To stimulate reinvestment in the City's Redevelopment District, the City provides tools to address redevelopment project 'gap financing' on a case-by-case basis for projects that will improve the economic performance of the area with complementary development. The document linked below provides a summary of incentives:

2018 Redevelopment Incentive Program Summary

Information about the Strategic Housing Plan, Redevelopment Incentive Program, and other City program.

Economic Health and Housing

1100 10th Street, Suite 402
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

970-350-9380 tel
970-350-9828 fax

GURA Meetings

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall Annex 4th Floor Conference Room 1100 10th Street Greeley, CO 80631
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