Addressing affordable housing is one of the City and State’s most pressing issues. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded the City a grant in October 2021 to complete an Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan (“Strategy”).
City Council adopted the Strategy on January 9, 2023, after several study sessions and consultation with community members, developers, and City boards and commissions. The Strategy includes a Wheat Ridge-specific needs assessment, articulates City policy related to affordable housing, and curates a responsive set of actions with recommended sequencing over the next 5+ years. The adopted strategy is here. More information can be found on the project website at whatsupwheatridge.com/housing.