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Housing Needs Assessment

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Please review the 2023 Westminster Housing Needs Assessment Draft

Click here to find the results of the assessment. After reading it, please let us know what you think by taking a quick survey. The survey will close on December 20, 2023.

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Please attend a community review of the City's draft Housing Needs Assessment

The City’s consultant, Matrix Design Group, will provide an overview of the process and possible opportunities from the update of the Housing Needs Assessment (HNA). Community residents and stakeholders are invited to ask questions and share your thoughts.  

A Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) is a report that captures City resident demographics, real estate quality, quantity, and use, as well as income and economic factors that impact housing accessibility and attainability. The purpose of a HNA is to provide decision makers and stakeholders with the data they need to make informed decisions about housing policy, programs, and development. 

The updated Housing Needs Assessment will be posted for public review and comment during December. 

Please join us on December 12.

For questions, please contact: Alyson Duran at Ajduran@westminsterco.gov.

Details about the upcoming community revew session

Who: Community Members

When: Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Heritage at Church Ranch – Community Clubhouse Barn  10050 Wadsworth Blvd, Westminster, CO 80021

What is a Housing Needs Assessment? 

A housing needs assessment (HNA) is a research product that combines demographic data and housing inventory analysis to determine if a city’s housing development decisions are addressing resident needs. The assessment can aid a city in accommodating diverse housing needs by informing strategies and policies to guide housing development. 

Input from a diverse array of voices is needed to help inform the HNA; therefore, public participation is strongly encouraged. 

why does westminster need to conduct a housing needs assessment? 

Cities conduct HNAs to help focus the community’s efforts on its most critical housing issues. Westminster’s most recent HNA was conducted in 2016. Much has changed since 2016, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which ushered in a period of unprecedented rent and home price increases throughout the nation. 

Additionally, City Council adopted its 2040 comprehensive plan in March, which emphasizes the need to foster housing diversity while maintaining each neighborhood’s distinct identity. An updated HNA will be integral to furthering these goals.