Department of Housing Stability

The Department of Housing Stability builds a healthy, housed, and connected Denver. We invest resources, create policy, and partner with organizations to keep people in the homes they already live in, to quickly resolve an experience of homelessness, and to connect people to affordable housing opportunities. We do this by:

  1. Stabilizing people at risk of involuntary displacement and connecting them to housing resources
  2. Supporting people experiencing a crisis and connecting them to shelter services and short-term and permanent housing
  3. Creating and preserving existing affordable housing
  4. Connecting residents at any income level to new housing opportunities

Individuals may donate directly to Denver's public/private Housing and Homeless Services Fund, for which Mile High United Way is serving as fiscal sponsor. Your gift will provide immediate support and services for Denver residents experiencing homelessness. Thank you! 

Our Housing First Approach to Resolving Homelessness

Five-Year Strategic Planning

If you’re concerned about homelessness and housing affordability in Denver, please take a moment to read HOST's Five-Year Strategic Plan. Learn more about HOST's the plan process, including timelines, content, and how you can get involved!

Five-Year Strategic Planning Efforts

2022 Action Plan page

Expanding Housing Affordability

As the cost of living in Denver has gone up, not everyone’s salaries have kept up with Denver’s growth. This means longtime Denver community members are now priced out of neighborhoods they used to be able to afford. More than 115,000 Denver households – or 35% – are housing cost burdened. We have an immediate need for housing, and the city has made it a priority to make more options available for everybody.  

Denver funds the construction of thousands of deeply affordable, income-restricted homes, which benefit people who qualify for subsidized housing. Denver also needs housing options for people who make too much to qualify for subsidized housing, but not enough to afford the high costs of Denver housing today.  

This policy will ensure that as new homes are built, more affordable homes are built too, and provide more housing for Denver's workforce who may not qualify for subsidized housing.


  • Requiring affordable housing in all larger new residential developments
  • Increasing the “linkage fee,” which funds city investment into future affordable housing, to bring Denver more in line with other cities along the Front Range and nationally.
  • Providing incentives to help offset the cost of including more affordability in a project.

Please check out our Expanding Housing Affordability project website. We are continuing to add content and share resources on this page, so you will soon be able to find background research, short informational videos, and more. 


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Department of Housing Stability
Main Line: 720-913-1534
Non-Emergency Assistance: 720-913-2000
Emergencies: Call 9-1-1

Wellington Webb Office Building
201 W. Colfax Ave., 6th Floor
Denver, CO 80202


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To pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”). Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $33.00 per hour. There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records. To learn more, please review our Citywide Colorado Open Records Fee Policy. To make a CORA records request, please Contact Us.