Balanced Housing Plan and Needs Assessment (BHPNA)

2018 Balanced Housing Plan

2018 Balanced Housing Plan

The Adams County Community and Economic Development Department has been developing a draft Balanced Housing Plan (BHP) over the past year with goals, policies and recommendations. 

Adams County has recognized the need to address local housing challenges, and has set the stage for working towards providing housing opportunities for all individuals at all income levels and stages of life. In a proactive effort to create solutions, the County commissioned a Housing Needs Assessment (HNA). The HNA created a thorough economic and demographic description of the County, including its strengths and challenges.  It identified findings on which various housing stakeholders provided valuable input and possible solutions and also helped build the framework for developing the BHP.

The BHP’s purpose is to take the HNA information and stakeholder input, and present defined goals and outcomes through a multifaceted and collaborative approach. It is truly a balanced housing plan as it seeks to build a platform that allows all areas of the County to achieve housing of all types, and meets the needs of the County’s diverse and growing population. It contains three overarching goals, with five supportive policies and recommendations that have specific actions and measureable outcomes.

Please click here for the DRAFT Balanced Housing Plan

(Click here for the 2017 Housing Needs Assessment to be added as an Appendix to the Final Draft of the Plan)


Comments will be accepted through Monday, April 16, 2018 to be included in the official staff report, but will also be accepted until the public hearings with the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners (date TBD).  There are several options to provide comments.

Outreach Events

Wednesday, March 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pete Mirelez Human Services Center, Main Lobby
11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster (map)

Wednesday, March 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adams County Government Center
Workforce & Business Center, 1st Floor, Suite W5000
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton (map)

For public hearing dates, please go to

Please contact Jennifer Woods with any comments, questions, or requests for translation services at or 720.523.6896.