Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST)

In many of Denver's historic, fastest-changing neighborhoods, residents are faced with a rising cost of living, while locally owned businesses struggle with increased rent costs and the need to diversify their businesses to attract new customers from the evolving community.

Denver's Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST) division under Denver Economic Development & Opportunity mitigates displacement and preserves the culture and character of Denver’s neighborhoods by providing access to resources, elevating community voices, and supporting equitable growth. Based on analyses of 10 integrated data points from the NEST Index, our efforts are focused on the following priority neighborhoods, in addition to any other areas of Denver undergoing large-scale development: Athmar Park, Barnum, Barnum West, Clayton, College View, East Colfax, Elyria Swansea, Globeville, Kennedy, Lincoln Park, Mar Lee, Montbello, Ruby Hill, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, Westwood, and Windsor