Grand County Housing Assistance Fund

A Designated Fund of the Grand Foundation

The Grand Foundation and the Leadership for a Sustainable Community Committee have partnered to create the Grand County Housing Assistance Fund. This collaborative effort came into play following the last 15 months identifying needs in the community for economic sustainability. We ultimately targeted the housing issues that face the constituents of Grand County. We feel these projects are very much aligned with the County’s goals in establishing efforts to address housing shortages, diversify employment and economic revenue sources and to improve our community’s infrastructure. The Fund is housed as a Designated Fund of the Grand Foundation and is designed to provide housing assistance to eligible applicants.

The Fund aims to help full-time residents successfully live and work in Grand County. Applicants will be prioritized upon economic need.

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Grant Deadlines

  • November 30, 2018
  • February 27, 2019
  • May 31, 2019
  • August 31, 2019

Grant Guidelines

  1. Funding for applicants will be prioritized upon economic need.
  2. This Fund supports full-time residents only.
  3. Funding will be considered to include but not limited to, members of the Grand County workforce, former members of the Grand County workforce (retired) and Grand County families. As defined by the Grand County Housing Authority. An applicant is considered to be a member of the Grand County workforce if they work 32 hours a week or 1600 hours a year in a job located within boundaries of Grand County. New residents will be considered for assistance if they have employer sponsorship in writing. If there are any questions about whether a job is qualified, please contact Megan Ledin at megan@grandfoundation.com
  4. Individuals should be applying for assistance in the form of rental assistance, move-in assistance (i.e. first or last month’s rent), and or down payment assistance for home purchases.
  5. This Fund will be used specifically for housing assistance by providing applicants with direct payments to their housing providers.
  6. This Donor Advised Fund of the Grand Foundation will not participate in any political campaign on behalf of any issues or candidates.
  7. If an individual receives duplicate funding for a request, the Housing Assistance Fund monies awarded must be returned.
  8. If granted for down payment assistance, grantee must live in the home as a primary resident for at least 2 years. If property is sold within 2 years, all grant monies must be returned.
  9. Distribution of funds will be made to the housing providers as the funds are needed and requested. Special circumstances may apply.
  10. Requests not following the Application Requirements and Fund Guidelines will not be considered for funding. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  11. Request for prior monies due for housing assistance will not be considered for funding (i.e. back rent).
  12. An advisory committee will make funding decisions based on economic need and upon completion of committee meetings all applicants will be notified of funding decisions. Please realize that it takes several days to reach all individuals.
  13. All funding decisions by the committee are to be considered final. Any changes to approved grant requests must be discussed and reviewed with the committee prior to any use of granted funds.
  14. Applicants can only apply once annually.
  15. Applicants that are seeing Down Payment Assistance, are requested to work with the Grand County Housing Authority (GCHA) on their Assistance Program prior to applying to this fund.

Application

The application should be submitted according to the instructions on the application form. Questions should be directed to Megan Ledin, at 970-887-3111 ext 3 or megan@grandfoundation.com or Sheena Darland, Operations Manager, Grand County Housing Authority at 970-725-3071 or sdarland@co.grand.co.us

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