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Oct 08, 2018

Denver Housing Plan Hits Snag as Thousands of Affordable Units at Risk of Converting to Market Rate

Councilwoman At-Large Robin Kneich told Denver7, the preservation ordinance, which allows the city to invest or even purchase homes before the requirement expires, already exists but now city leaders would like to increase it to 60 years.

Sep 17, 2018

Announcement: Workforce Requirement and Public Projects

Today, we are pleased to share with you a major milestone in this effort – we will be launching a new demonstration workforce program for one of our most exciting public projects, the $200 million-plus expansion of the Colorado Convention Center. This workforce program will help increase outreach, pre-apprenticeship training, job opportunities and employment of local residents.

Sep 13, 2018

Denver Housing, Mobility, Public Safety and Substance Use Services Are at the Top of Mayor Hancock’s Wish List for 2019

Hancock’s proposed 2019 city budget looks to expand services with an increase of 4.2 percent over this year’s budget.

Sep 13, 2018

Denver Budget: No More Library Fines, and Mayor Embraces “Social Justice” Mantra

More broadly, the budget introduces new programs and money for housing, mental health and city sidewalks and bus lanes, growing spending by about 3 percent overall.

Sep 05, 2018

September Newsletter: Progressive Police, Housing, and Climate Policies Advance

It has been empowering to be a part of a series of new policies that advance equity, opportunity, and quality of life for Denver residents in recent weeks. Here is the latest.

Aug 27, 2018

Denver’s Plan to Double Affordable Housing Funding Just Cleared Critical Hurdles

Denver City Council approved a plan increasing sales taxes on retail weed and committing certain property tax money to the Denver Housing Authority as part of broader housing fund increase.

Aug 27, 2018

Denver Council Authorizes $15 Million Expansion for Affordable Housing Fund

The change is funded partly by an increase in marijuana taxes.

Aug 20, 2018

Denver’s Ready to Update Rules That Govern Nontraditional Living Situations for Vulnerable Populations, Artists and Others

Here’s what to expect if you want to get involved in how the city decides to handle group-living situations.

Aug 14, 2018

Robin Kniech on the Challenges of Affordable Housing and Denver's Five-Year Plan

There’s no question that affordable housing — or the lack of it — is the topic du jour in Denver right now, and next week, Denver City Council will see its first full reading of an extensive affordable housing plan that’s been in the works for more than a year.

Aug 07, 2018

City Council Passes New Rules to Curb Housing Discrimination

On Monday night, Denver City Council passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for landlords to refuse housing to potential renters based on income sources (think Housing Choice Vouchers—formerly known as Section 8—disability benefits, student loans, child support, and other non-wage forms of payment). The legislation will go into effect January 1, 2019.

 

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