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Mar 01, 2018

City Council, March 2018: Gentrification, displacement and government

Many of the housing policies and investments passed in recent years can be utilized in ways that help prevent displacement. However, we haven’t often talked about them in this way, and they aren’t yet big enough or broad enough to meet the scale of the challenges.

Feb 20, 2018

Council president: If Denver doesn’t double housing spending this year, “we will be in trouble”

Denver’s elected leaders on Tuesday approved the course for the city’s next five years of spending on affordable housing with an 11-1 decision. Even as they voted, though, council members called for the city to find more new money for housing.

Feb 20, 2018

Denver’s five-year housing plan for $15 million-a-year fund is now official; disagreements persist on details

The Denver City Council approved a long-debated affordable housing strategy plan Tuesday, but lingering disagreements over its details will influence budget debates in coming years.

Feb 08, 2018

Rainbow crosswalks in Denver? Business owners and councilman want to make it happen

Buffalo Exchange Colorado, the Baker Broadway Merchant Association and the Office of Councilman Jolon Clark want to install a rainbow crosswalk across S. Broadway and W. Irvington Place just outside of the Buffalo Exchange.

Feb 07, 2018

Zoning Changes Could Expand Affordable Housing Options

The City of Denver is considering a plan to bring more affordable housing to Denver’s growing RiNo neighborhood by making changes to current zoning codes.

Feb 05, 2018

Councilwoman Robin Kniech Fights for a More Inclusive Denver

“We’re going to count to three and I want you to say the name of a woman who inspired you. We’re going to do it all together. Get her name in your mind. One. Two. Three!” Denver’s At-Large Councilwoman Robin Kniech shouted.

Jan 29, 2018

Lack of affordable housing causing student numbers to drop at Denver Public Schools

Schools in Denver are feeling the effects of the affordable housing crisis. Enrollment numbers are dropping as families move out of neighborhoods that were once considered accessible.

Jan 28, 2018

Denver’s chronic housing shortage may peak this year with deficit of 32,000 homes and apartments

More than a decade after the Great Recession swept through Colorado and decimated an overbuilt real estate market, metro Denver is now experiencing the other extreme: a chronic tight supply of housing that is sending home prices and apartment rents skyward.

Jan 11, 2018

Denver council members pool leftover office budgets to provide lawyers for some renters facing eviction

Ten Denver City Council members on Thursday took the unusual step of pooling money to help launch a new housing program.

Jan 11, 2018

Council Statement on Donations to Create Eviction Legal Defense Pilot Program

During their annual planning retreat, ten Denver City Councilmembers shared that they had pooled $123,600 in donations from their office budgets and a personal contribution to help launch a pilot eviction defense program for Denver residents meeting income qualifications.






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