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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.

Aug 06, 2018

Income Discrimination Hurts Housing Market

As Denver seeks to expand access to affordable homes in the face of unprecedented demand, building new affordable housing is important, but it cannot be our only strategy. We can help more families access homes that already exist.

Aug 06, 2018

Denver Council Orders New Protections for Renters Who Pay Using Vouchers or Unconventional Sources of Income

Denver landlords no longer will be able to turn down prospective renters with subsidized housing vouchers and other unconventional sources of income under a new local law approved Monday by the City Council.

Jul 30, 2018

2,000 People Could Live in Broncos Development by 2022, City Documents Say

Earlier this year, the Denver Broncos football team and other officials announced their plans to build a residential and commercial development on the southern parking lots of Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

Jul 24, 2018

Denver’s Elected Officials Could Finally Have Sexual Harassment Rules Soon

Denver City Council members on Tuesday gave a preliminary approval to several new proposals. The central piece, a new “respectful workplace” policy, sets out definitions of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation. And it lays out the procedures for complaining about alleged harassment by council members and their staff.

 

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