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Jun 12, 2017

Mayor Hancock, Executive Director O’Malley and Faith Leaders Launch Safe Haven Community Healing Initiative

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Executive Director of Public Safety Stephanie Y. O’Malley and faith leaders today launched Safe Haven – a faith led initiative designed to support community members who are struggling with trauma, fear or frustration as a result of gang violence.

Jun 01, 2017

Mayor Hancock Announces Continued Commitment to Paris Agreement

In anticipation of an announcement from the White House regarding the Paris climate accord, Mayor Michael B. Hancock today released the following statement committing Denver to the tenets of the agreement.

Jun 01, 2017

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 31, 2017

Denver Homelessness Commission Moves to Restructure to Reflect Changing Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness

The City and County of Denver, led by Denver’s Road Home and Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s new Office of Housing and Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE), announced today the city’s longstanding Commission on Homelessness will dissolve and reform with new purpose and focus on serving the city’s changing population of people experiencing homelessness.

May 26, 2017

Denver City Government Closed Monday, May 29

Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

May 25, 2017

Mayor Hancock Signs Major Sentencing Reform into Law

With a unanimous vote by Denver City Council on Monday night, the City and County of Denver passed comprehensive sentencing reform, ensuring that penalties are proportional to the crimes committed and that violent criminals are held accountable.

May 24, 2017

Office of HOPE Brings Together City Programs to Help More People Facing Eviction

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s Office of Housing and Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) today outlined a new citywide partnership aimed at providing coordinated, strategic assistance for people facing eviction, and support for vulnerable neighborhoods.

May 23, 2017

City Increases Storage Options for People Experiencing Homelessness

The City and County of Denver, through Denver’s Road Home, Denver Public Works and the Office of Housing & Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE), is adding 210 new storage units for people experiencing homelessness through two pilot projects announced today: a sidewalk storage pilot and expansion of day shelter storage.

May 22, 2017

Mayor Hancock Statement on Sentencing Reform

Mayor Michael B. Hancock tonight released the following statement regarding Denver City Council's unanimous vote to pass sentencing reform.

May 19, 2017

Denver Launches New Effort to Address Housing Affordability Challenges

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Erik Soliván, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE), today launched a new strategy aimed at helping Denver residents experiencing homelessness or struggling to make ends meet.