Housing Cost and Availability in Centennial


The City of Centennial has launched a Housing Study to explore housing costs and availability in Centennial and to understand the entire spectrum of housing issues, define various needs for housing and identify priorities to potentially inform policy.

This study is a major undertaking that prioritizes community input and collaboration among a wide range of community stakeholders. It is anticipated to take one-year to complete this study.

Engage Today!

Thank you for your input and feedback. Phase Two outreach concluded on November 3, 2022. A summary of feedback is available below. Our last formal outreach effort will be Phase Three, and that outreach effort is planned to begin in Quarter 1 of 2023. If you have any questions, please email us at housing@centennialco.gov.

Did You Know? 

In 2021, the Colorado Legislature passed House Bill 21-1271 to encourage local governments to look at 14 strategies intended to promote affordable housing development. Affordable housing developments are not “one-size-fits-all.” They actually exist in a variety of shapes, sizes, structures, and income levels, so a 15th strategy was created to allow local governments to propose their own ideas and innovative strategies not included in the bill. A conversation with Centennial City Council identified seven (7) of the bill’s proposed strategies and two (2) innovative strategies that Centennial should explore further. These include some of the public’s inquiries and requests (such as potentially allowing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) or requiring developers to include affordable housing) and some that are less commonly in the public view. 

Public Comments and Feedback

Thank you for your input and feedback during phase two of outreach. Phase Two outreach concluded on November 3, 2022. Phase Three outreach is planned to begin in Quarter 1 of 2023. 

Past Housing Presentations

Who's Involved?

In addition to open public outreach, four formal groups/types of groups will be convened over the next year to help guide the Housing Study process. Learn about who's involved and more here.

Past Housing Council Presentations:

Past Housing Working Group Presentations:

Past Housing Workshop Presentations:

October 4 Workshop: Materials from the October 4 workshop will be posted here once available.

August 9 Workshop: 

May 17 Workshop: 

2021 Housing Research Efforts

City Council heard from a variety of local housing experts from across the Metro Denver Region. The following are some of the takeaways found here(PDF, 130KB).

South Metro Denver Housing Tour: Exploration through the South Metro Denver area of a variety of housing types and price points.

Housing Needs Assessment

The Housing Needs Assessment has been completed. If you wish to provide feedback on the Housing Needs Assessment, please email it to housing@centennialco.gov