Staff Feature: Lauren Daley, Serving the City of Loveland

Posted on: July 15, 2020

Congratulations to Lauren Daley who was elected Chair of the City of Loveland’s Affordable Housing Commission! Lauren has been serving on the Affordable Housing Commission since July 2017, and was elected Chair in July of 2020.

“I joined because I wanted to change policy and help build more quality affordable housing in my community. Time and time again I saw, through no fault of their own, developers build to minimum standards and requirements. To make things better the bar has to be raised, requirements have to be increased, and incentives have to be enriched. Serving on the Affordable Housing Commission allows me to have influence over all three. I’m looking forward to achieving our 2020-2024 Consolidated plan goals including:

– Increase the supply of affordable owner-occupied housing by 25 units.
– Increase the supply of affordable rental units by 225.
– Increase housing for the homeless by 50 units.
– Rehabilitate 700 units of owner-occupied housing.
– Rehabilitate 200 units of rental housing.”

The purpose of the Affordable Housing Commission is to serve as an advisory body to the City Council and staff on all matters pertaining to affordable housing in Loveland. In addition to any other duties as may be delegated to it by the City Council, the Commission shall: (1) study the dimension and scope of the need for affordable housing and make recommendations to the City Council regarding specific market targets; (2) review existing affordable housing incentives and policies and make recommendations to the City Council regarding policy changes; (3) develop specific incentives and regulatory-based strategies to increase, preserve, and rehabilitate affordable housing in Loveland; and (4) review all “bricks and mortar” grant applications made to the city for community development block grant funds related to housing, hear presentations from applicant agencies, and make a recommendation to the City Council regarding such grant funding applications.

Thank you for Lauren for your years of service.

 

 

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