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City of Colorado Springs wants input on affordable housing, homelessness

Posted at 8:52 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 10:50:22-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Affordable housing and homelessness are two of the biggest crises in the Pikes Peak region.

It’s why the City of Colorado Springs is working on a new plan to deal with these problems and it wants your input.

The city is hosting a series of public listening sessions to get citizens’ views on affordable housing and community development needs in the city.

At a session on Friday, audience members shared some of the barriers they, or people they know, are facing: extreme rent prices, access to technology, and trading health for housing.

All of these comments will be used in creating a draft of the 2019 Action Plan for April of 2019 through March of 2020.

Audience member Juliette Parker said, “Affordable housing is going to become more and more and more limited, and if we don’t figure out a solution now then we’re going to get more behind than we already are.”

There is one more listening session being held on October 22 from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m at City Hall (107 N. Nevada Avenue) in the Pikes Peak Conference Room.