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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.

Mar 01, 2018

City Council, March 2018: Gentrification, displacement and government

Many of the housing policies and investments passed in recent years can be utilized in ways that help prevent displacement. However, we haven’t often talked about them in this way, and they aren’t yet big enough or broad enough to meet the scale of the challenges.

Feb 20, 2018

Council president: If Denver doesn’t double housing spending this year, “we will be in trouble”

Denver’s elected leaders on Tuesday approved the course for the city’s next five years of spending on affordable housing with an 11-1 decision. Even as they voted, though, council members called for the city to find more new money for housing.

Feb 20, 2018

Denver’s five-year housing plan for $15 million-a-year fund is now official; disagreements persist on details

The Denver City Council approved a long-debated affordable housing strategy plan Tuesday, but lingering disagreements over its details will influence budget debates in coming years.

 

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