What is RMRHP?
Through the Rocky Mountain Rural Homeownership Project, Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, Inc. (HFHC) proposes to increase the capacity of affiliates so that they can serve more families, eventually fulfilling their mission to eliminate poverty housing in their communities. This project will position affiliates to actively participate as key partners in addressing complex issues critical to rural Rocky Mountain communities such as teacher retention, declining quality of housing stock, access to affordable health care, and workforce development.
How is RMRHP funded?
The Rocky Mountain Rural Homeownership Project is funded by HFHC general funds, matched by a 3-year grant from the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development as a part of their Rural Capacity Development Initiative.
Who qualifies for RMRS?
HFHC is pleased to offer this exciting program outside of its traditional service area to Rocky Mountain states. When the application for RMRHP was submitted in 2017, eligible affiliates from Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Montana and Utah were contacted and asked to complete assurances qualifying them for the program. Those affiliates that returned the paperwork were included in the application and are eligible for the program.
In order to accomplish this, HFHC will take an individualized, targeted approach to building capacity in rural communities. All eligible recipients within this proposal will receive a base level of services, to include access to technical assistance and training through webinars, cluster trainings, and a rural communities track at Camp Colorado, HFHC’s renowned regional conference. In addition, all eligible recipients will be invited to engage in a deeper consultative relationship with HFHC, guided by a customized Affiliate Learning Plan designed to build the affiliate’s capacity to meet articulated goals and to guide the type and level of technical and financial assistance provided.
What are the benefits of RMRS to my affiliate?
The benefits of increased investment in rural affiliate capacity
Specifically, benefits of the program include:
- Discounts on training registration for regional, statewide and even national events
- Reimbursement of travel expenses including mileage and lodging
- Engagement of consultants to work with your board and staff on targeted sustainability issues
- More opportunities to network with peers grappling with similar challenges
- One-on-one training and technical assistance from HFHC staff
- More training opportunities tailored to your needs.
How can I start getting these benefits?
Review HFHC’s training schedule and protocols for one-on-one consultations, or contact Karen Kallenberg at 303-454-8965 x4 or Karen@habitatcolorado.org.