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Aug 14, 2018

Robin Kniech on the Challenges of Affordable Housing and Denver's Five-Year Plan

There’s no question that affordable housing — or the lack of it — is the topic du jour in Denver right now, and next week, Denver City Council will see its first full reading of an extensive affordable housing plan that’s been in the works for more than a year.

Aug 07, 2018

City Council Passes New Rules to Curb Housing Discrimination

On Monday night, Denver City Council passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for landlords to refuse housing to potential renters based on income sources (think Housing Choice Vouchers—formerly known as Section 8—disability benefits, student loans, child support, and other non-wage forms of payment). The legislation will go into effect January 1, 2019.

Aug 06, 2018

Income Discrimination Hurts Housing Market

As Denver seeks to expand access to affordable homes in the face of unprecedented demand, building new affordable housing is important, but it cannot be our only strategy. We can help more families access homes that already exist.

Aug 06, 2018

Denver Council Orders New Protections for Renters Who Pay Using Vouchers or Unconventional Sources of Income

Denver landlords no longer will be able to turn down prospective renters with subsidized housing vouchers and other unconventional sources of income under a new local law approved Monday by the City Council.

Jul 30, 2018

2,000 People Could Live in Broncos Development by 2022, City Documents Say

Earlier this year, the Denver Broncos football team and other officials announced their plans to build a residential and commercial development on the southern parking lots of Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

Jul 24, 2018

Denver’s Elected Officials Could Finally Have Sexual Harassment Rules Soon

Denver City Council members on Tuesday gave a preliminary approval to several new proposals. The central piece, a new “respectful workplace” policy, sets out definitions of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation. And it lays out the procedures for complaining about alleged harassment by council members and their staff.

Jul 24, 2018

Denver Council Weighs in on River Mile Plan to Replace Elitch Gardens

At a city meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Duggan was trying to convince the city council to allow him to form special taxing districts on the 60-acre property that includes Elitch’s. That could allow him to build an estimated $665 million of infrastructure for River Mile, from parks to roads and flood controls around the South Platte River.

Jul 19, 2018

Denver City Council Proposal Would Force Landlords to Accept Housing Vouchers

A Denver City Council committee passed a proposal that would force landlords to accept non-traditional forms of payment for rent.

Jul 18, 2018

Denver Takes Aim at Some Landlords’ Practice of Rejecting Section 8 Voucher Holders as Potential Tenants

Denver landlords no longer would be allowed to shut the door on potential renters holding subsidized housing vouchers under a proposal that is garnering pushback from industry groups.

Jul 08, 2018

Denver City Councilwoman Says Her Plan Would End Housing Discrimination

See Councilwoman Kniech on Politics Unplugged discuss Source of Income Discrimination and the recently introduced bill that would ban the practice.

 

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