State to introduce Housing Recovery Program in Grand County |

State to introduce Housing Recovery Program in Grand County

A burned chimney is visible through the trees at the Columbine Lake neighborhood north of Grand Lake in this 2020 file photo. The western side of Columbine Lake was hard hit by the East Troublesome Fire.
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The Colorado Department of Local Affairs will introduce its Housing Recovery Program in Grand County at a Nov. 30 meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Grand Fire Protection District Headquarters and on Zoom.

The program looks to help people rebuild their homes after a natural disaster, like those affected by the East Troublesome fire in Grand County, so they can stay in their communities. A department news release stated the initiative also encourages using high-performance building standards and optional sustainable building components.

The State Disaster Resilience Rebuilding fund and the Federal Community Development Block Grant both provide funding for the program, which gives rebuilding people the opportunity to apply for grants or loans, depending on their income level. 

Households can also participate in the Colorado Energy Office’s Recovery and Electrification Program, which offers $10,000 for incorporating certain energy efficient options to reduce natural gas usage.

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