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

Public Meeting: 2022 HOST Action Plan and Affordable Housing Fund Ordinance

Join us for a public meeting at 5:30p.m. on Dec. 2 to discuss the draft HOST 2022 Action Plan as well as the Affordable Housing Fund Ordinance. Click below for instructions on how to join:

2022 Action Plan page

Expanding Housing Affordability

The City and County of Denver's work to create more affordable housing options is expanding. Over the last few months, the Affordable Housing Zoning Incentive Project has shifted gears to include other tools, along with zoning, to help address housing needs in Denver. Continuing our work with the Department of Community Planning and Development, the new Expanding Housing Affordability (EHA) Project will now involve the evaluation of:

  • A citywide zoning incentive(s) for affordable housing
  • An update to the city's linkage fee
  • Preparation for potential changes to state law on inclusionary housing

Please check out our new 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

Colorado Open Records Requests and Citywide Fee Policy

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.