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Jul 12, 2017

Press Release: Opening of Ash Street Apartments Marks Completion of Denver’s Five-Year Affordable Housing Goal One Year Early

Denver’s progress in addressing affordable housing challenges reached a major milestone today with the opening of the Ash Street Apartments in the Hale neighborhood.

Jul 07, 2017

Denver found long-term jobs for 62 homeless people at auto shops, grocery stores and the library

The results of Denver Day Works are promising so far, according to city staff. The city and its nonprofit partner, Bayaud Enterprises, have placed 62 people into longer-term positions at 42 different employers, including the city itself.

Jun 23, 2017

Press Release: Mayor Hancock Names Tim Sandos to lead North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today named Timothy Sandos as the new Executive Director of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC). Sandos will provide general oversight, planning, strategic coordination, financing and implementation of six primary projects under the umbrella of the NDCC, including management of city staff assigned to the collaborative.

Jun 16, 2017

Press Release: Denver Human Services and Denver Botanic Gardens Bring Annual Farm Stand to Sun Valley, Montbello

Denver Human Services (DHS) and Denver Botanic Gardens kick off their annual fresh foods farm stand season this week at DHS, bringing nutritious, locally-grown produce to Denver neighborhoods lacking access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Jun 15, 2017

Affordable housing construction starts at 24th and Stout

Seven affordable units will go moderate-income residents earning about 80 percent of area median income. The remaining six units were reserved for people earning up to $86,520 for a three-person household, according to the Denver Office of Economic Development.

Jun 12, 2017

Inside a destructive side effect of the city’s affordable housing crisis: evictions

Denver city officials recently launched a strategy to try to make things better by stopping an eviction in the best-case scenario, or blunting its impact in the worst.

Jun 02, 2017

75 new affordable apartments in one of Denver’s “nicest new areas” — Union Station

What’s so special about the 75 new income-restricted units at Ashley Union Station Location, location, location. Typically, the city is able to build affordable housing in emerging neighborhoods, Denver Housing Authority Executive Director Ismael Guerrero said Thursday.

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.

 

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