The Delta Housing Authority (DHA) has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing for its housing rehabilitation program in Delta County. The program provides assistance to low and middle income households for necessary home improvements.
The program enables homeowners who may not be able to borrow from banks due to low income or credit problems. Eligible borrowers include those on a fixed income such as the elderly or disabled as well as low income individuals and families. The loan payments are based on what the borrower can afford.
Technical assistance is provided free of charge. This assistance includes, construction management services such as project design, help finding qualified contractors, and performing construction inspections authorizing work progress payments. The intent is to make sure the homeowner gets the best quality work for a fair price.
Typical work includes structural repairs such as foundation, frame, roof, health and safety concerns related to electrical, plumbing and heating. Other issues that are addressed include energy conservation accessibility modifications. Cosmetic upgrades may also be allowed as part of a typical rehabilitation if they do not constitute a major percentage of the work.
For more information contact the Delta Housing Authority, 511 East 10th in Delta, 874-7266, ext. 3.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.