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Jun 01, 2017

Press Release: New Affordable Housing Opens at Denver Union Station

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, City Council President Albus Brooks, and other city officials today participated in a ribbon cutting event celebrating the opening of Ashley Union Station, a mixed-income rental development located at 18thStreet and Chestnut Place.

Jun 01, 2017

Press Release: Gender Equity Summit Supports Policies to Accelerate Progress for Women and Girls

More than 350 people, including leaders from the community, government, nonprofit and business sectors, joined Mayor Michael B. Hancock and hosts It’s Time Network, Denver’s Office on Women and Families and the Denver Women’s Commission at It’s Time 2017: Denver Gender Equity Summit, the first gathering of its kind in the nation.

May 17, 2017

On The Go: Denver's Roving Restrooms Tackle a Basic Need

Denver has discovered that public toilets are a public necessity. Find out, number one, how the city is dealing with a messy situation in its alleys by experimenting with mobile restrooms – and, number two, about the men on the front lines who provide users with a clean facility.

May 02, 2017

City Council, April 2017: Participation in City budgeting brings communities together

Local government is one of the most accessible levels of government for residents, and the City benefits from frequent and direct feedback on infrastructure and daily life, ranging from your streets to your parks and libraries. But it can still be difficult to understand how the city spends tax dollars and why some projects are prioritized over others.

Apr 07, 2017

Denver mayor, top officials tell ICE agents to back off courthouse arrests, immigrant raids near schools

Denver’s top officials on Thursday sent a letter to the local federal immigration office warning that its officers’ actions are jeopardizing public safety by creating fear among immigrants when agents appear in courthouses and schools.

Apr 05, 2017

Believe — That’s the message Denver police want people to hear when someone reports sexual assault

This year’s campaign theme is “Know Action,” and it teaches friends and family how to be understanding and supportive when a loved one confides that they have been raped or sexually assaulted. The campaign is in its third year.

Mar 30, 2017

On Unequal Footing: How Housing Affordability Changes Across Racial Communities

Over the past five years, as rents rose and income growth was weak at best, renters nationwide – regardless of racial or ethnic group – have been forced to dig deeper into their pockets to cover rent. But minority communities have taken the largest hit.

Mar 29, 2017

Black and Hispanic Communities Are Spending Almost Half of Their Incomes on Rent

Rents have been rising faster over the last several years, and as a result, a new study says the affordability of rental units has declined, with black and Hispanic communities hit particularly hard.

Mar 28, 2017

Press Release: Mayor Hancock Statement on President's Executive Order to Slow Clean Energy and Climate Progress

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today released the following statement in response to the President’s new Executive Order rolling back clean energy and climate policies.

Mar 24, 2017

What Is Denver Learning From Its Public Restroom Pilot Program?

The idea of the government studying public restroom users’ habits might sound unusual, but it’s happening in Denver as part of a community improvement effort. The idea of the government studying public restroom users’ habits might sound unusual, but it’s happening in Denver as part of a community improvement effort.

 

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