Broomfield Housing Authority
- Positions Open - Nov 4, 2021
- History of Broomfield Housing Authority
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Who Should Apply?
- Appointment & Commitment
- How to Apply
Become a Housing Authority Commissioner
Make affordable housing a reality in Broomfield! From November 4 - 28, the Broomfield Housing Authority (BHA) will be seeking five residents of Broomfield to serve as Commissioners with the following skills, qualifications and experience to progress affordable housing projects and policies:
- Experience in housing development and management, especially prior experience at a housing authority or similar entity
- Experience in development finance, especially management of operational and project funds over $1million (and developments of over $20M)
- Experience in housing policy and advocacy, especially in relation to housing and local housing policies
- And/Or… Lived experience with housing insecurity, homelessness or living in affordable housing.
Purpose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A new, independent commission that will make impactful choices, provide experience-based advice and dedicate time and expertise to facilitate development of single and multifamily developments; research, advocate, and implement innovative housing programs; and work closely with local and regional partners to expand affordable housing options in Broomfield.
History of Broomfield Housing Authority
- Prior to becoming the City and County of Broomfield, residents of Broomfield were served by the housing programs of the Adams County, Boulder County, and Jefferson County Housing Authorities.
- Upon becoming a county, and after holding a public hearing, on October 23, 2001, City Council determined a need for a housing authority to operate within the limits of the City and County of Broomfield and passed Resolution No. 2001-274.
- Members of City Council were appointed to serve as the Commissioners of the Housing Authority Board in accordance with section CRS 29-4-204 with Resolution 2002-38-HA and Housing Authority by-laws were adopted with Resolution 2002-39-HA, both passed on Feb 12, 2002. This form of governance for the Broomfield Housing Authority has continued to this day.
- With input from community leaders, faith-based organizations, and local nonprofits, in 2016, City Council established and appointed the first members of the Broomfield Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) with Resolution 2016-144. The primary roles of the committee were to examine housing issues in Broomfield, including the costs of rental and homeownership; the affordability hardships for different populations in Broomfield, including seniors and the workforce; review potential housing developments, and offer recommendations to the City Council on a variety of housing issues and opportunities. The committee would present research findings and make recommendations to the City Council for further study or action.
- On the recommendation of the HAC in 2017, City Council authorized the procurement of an in-depth Housing Needs Assessment for Broomfield, to further understand the status of housing options and gaps in the housing needs of Broomfield residents. That study was conducted by BBC consulting and presented to the City Council in 2018.
- In 2021, in order to increase responsiveness to opportunities and challenges in meeting Broomfield's affordable housing mission and goals, Council passed Resolution 2021-182 approving the change in appointment of Housing Authority Commissioners and authorizing the transfer of governing authority to an independent Housing Authority.
Roles and Responsibilities of this Board
Commissioners will be responsible for creating and achieving the vision, direction, and work plan of this community-focused, housing organization. The nonprofit, quasi-governmental entity will lead and implement programs and services to address the housing needs and gaps in the City and County of Broomfield.
The Broomfield Housing Authority (BHA) will have an independent budget and operation, however, the City and County of Broomfield will likely be a key funder of the organization.
Specifically, the Commissioners will appoint and oversee the actions of the BHA Executive Director and staff (who is responsible for implementing actions to fulfill the Board’s direction and priorities), overseeing the budget, revenues and expenditures, and approving partnerships and investments in development projects, real estate and programs.
Commissioners may occasionally participate in workshops and training related to their role as a Housing Authority Commissioner.
What Makes an Ideal Candidate?
Broomfield City Council has indicated a desire to appoint commission members that offer a variety of experiences and knowledge to maintain a broad, complementary range of skills and expertise – and allow for an effective, results-focused organization, increasing housing access and achieving the Commission's vision and strategies.
- Candidates must live in Broomfield
- Candidates must be 18 years old or older.
- Knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following area preferred:
- Affordable Housing Development
- Communication/Public Relations
- Grant Writing/Compliance
- Lived Experience (housing insecurity, poverty or homelessness which would serve to advance affordable and attainable housing in Broomfield)
- Organizational/Non-Profit Management
- Real Estate
- Residential Property Management
Appointment and Commitment
Terms of the Commissioners will be 4 years*, with the possibility of renewal. Commissioner appointments are made by the Broomfield City Council. (* Due to a requirement for the Commissioner terms to be staggered, two of the initial Commissioners terms shall be for two years – and then those terms will be 4 years going forward. In addition, the future appointment date will begin on April 1 to coincide with other City and County Board and Commission appointments.)
- March 31, 2024 Two Commissioners term-end; possibility for reappointment
- March 31, 2026 Three Commissioners term-end; possibility for reappointment
- December 14, 2021 Anticipated Commissioner appointment
- January 1, 2022 Effective start date of Term if appointed
- January 7, 2022 1st BHA Meeting: Organizational Meeting
Expected Time Commitment
- Attendance at two-four monthly meetings, preparing and reviewing materials during BHA Commissioners and relative meetings.
- Roughly 10 hours per month in meetings, and 10-20 hours per month in preparation, communication and following up on various initiatives or topics.
- Commission-appointed officers (minimum Chair and Treasurer) should expect to invest an additional 10 hours per month to further prepare and/or respond to meetings.
Commissioners are non-compensated positions, but some limited expenses may be covered.
How to Apply
- Online applications will be available on this page beginning Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Complete and submit the online application by 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.
- You may attach one document to your submission, if you need additional space in answering the questions in the application, add your resume, and/or include a summary of other relevant experiences and knowledge if you wish.
- Submit a short video interview using the link sent to you via email upon receipt of your application. This video will be viewed by the City Council members in their consideration of applicants. (Please note: Assistance for applicants with language/translation or technology access is available to ensure inclusive access and applicants. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 303-438-6332 or email@example.com with specific requests.)