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City of Colorado Springs / Housing Development / Frequently Asked Questions / Capital Improvements

Frequently Asked Questions - Housing Development
Capital Improvements

Q: What is a Neighborhood Strategy Area Designation?

A: 

The City of Colorado Springs receives funding from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that is earmarked for activities that benefit low and moderate income persons. Capital Improvements may be made along with neighborhood revitalization projects in Neighborhood Strategy Areas meeting the federal requirements for the funds.



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Q: What are Capital Improvements?

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Capital improvements include sidewalks, curb & gutters, pedestrian ramps, park & trail development, pedestrian crossing signals, street lighting, and other infrastructure improvements.



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Q: What are the requirements to become a Neighborhood Strategy Area?

A: 

A neighborhood must first meet the low income guidelines set by the federal government.  A minimum of 51% of the residents must have income that is 80% or below the median income for the Colorado Springs area. Additionally, the neighborhood must have an active neighborhood organization.



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