Office of Homeless Initiatives


Making Homelessness History in Colorado - a state homelessness playbook

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing’s Office of Homeless Initiatives works with local, state, and federal stakeholders to build, promote, and support collaborative approaches to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time in Colorado.

Our vision is to advance solutions that combine affordable housing with accessible services so no one languishes in homelessness. Our mission is to work with community partners to create a robust continuum of efficient and effective solutions that reduce and prevent instances of homelessness and ensure that every Coloradan has a safe place to call home.

To achieve this vision and advance this mission the Office of Homeless Initiatives (OHI) manages and administers rental assistance programs, creates, funds, and evaluates supportive housing and other homeless solutions, and oversees the operation of the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community and broader Fort Lyon campus. OHI also provides technical assistance related to the implementation of best practices to addressing homelessness, including supportive housing, rapid re-housing, housing first, and coordinated referrals and prioritization.

*The Division of Housing does not provide direct services. If you are at risk of homelessness or in need of immediate housing assistance, visit 211.

For information regarding Housing Choice Voucher program (Section-8), homeless programs, or private activity bonds: 303-864-7852.

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