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May 21, 2018

Nearly 500 Denver Households Received Help With Rent During a Pilot City Program That’s Getting a $1 Million Extension

A $1 million extension of the City of Denver’s pilot program which has assisted 486 low-income households with rent hikes, past-due utility bills and many other housing crises was approved by City Council on Monday night.

May 15, 2018

Seattle Scales Back Tax in Face of Amazon’s Revolt, but Tensions Linger

The new “Amazon Tax” will fund affordable housing and homeless services in Seattle, a city whose economic boom, driven in no small part by Amazon, has priced many residents out of the area and forced some onto the streets.

May 14, 2018

Denver’s Green Roof Initiative May Face Big Changes That Provide Less-Costly Options and Improved Outcomes

The Task Force's proposed draft outlines a complex set of alternatives geared toward reducing buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and heat absorption. Not only would these alternatives reduce costs, they potentially would have a greater impact than the original ordinance.

Apr 25, 2018

Five Points Neighbors Close the Door to Apartments and Big Houses After Two-Year Crusade

The Denver City Council voted unanimously to rezone about 100 properties around 25th and Glenarm, a change that will limit the area’s redevelopment and preserve its character.

Apr 25, 2018

Denver Wants to Create Rainbow Crosswalks on Broadway – Just in Time for Pride Fest

Organized by Buffalo Exchange, Denver City Council members Jolon Clark and Robin Kniech and the Baker-Broadway Merchant Association, the rainbow crosswalk will join many others in the nation in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Apr 19, 2018

Hike in Retail Marijuana Tax is Part of Denver’s Plan to Increase $15 Million-a-Year Affordable Housing Fund

Kniech, an at-large council member, pointed out several uncertainties in the new proposal, including the committment to transfer $7 million more per year from the city's budget to the affordable housing fund.

Apr 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Denver Proposal Doubles Housing Fund and Provides $105 Million to Increase Affordable Housing

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today released a proposed framework that partners with the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) to double the Affordable Housing Fund annually – from $15 million to $30 million – and generate a new estimated $105 million funding surge for affordable housing in the next five years.

Apr 02, 2018

New affordable housing apartment complex coming to Green Valley Ranch

A new affordable housing complex is coming to Denver. On Monday, the city is breaking ground on the new East Range Crossing apartment complex.

Mar 20, 2018

Library Expands Services to Accommodate Homeless, Mentally Ill

On a cold, snowy night in October, Rochelle Brogan was called to the Athmar Park Branch Library in southwest Denver. A frail, elderly man had been found sleeping between two dumpsters in the back and needed help.

 

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