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Nov 15, 2017

Don't Trash Veggies! Denver has expanded compost program

Sick of throwing veggies in the trash? You’re in luck. Denver Public Works has expanded its composting program to cover every neighborhood in the city. Adding four new routes makes 176,000 households eligible to participate, up from 110,000 before, Denver Public Works spokeswoman Nancy Kuhn said.

Nov 06, 2017

Denver Turns to P3s to Manage a Major Function

Denver has been slow to jump on the bandwagon of public-private partnerships. Well, it used to be. The city recently embraced P3 deals in a big way.

Jul 17, 2017

Denver artists will get more time to bring their spaces into compliance, but what they really need is money

Denver City Council approved an ordinance Monday that will give people living in DIY arts spaces and other unpermitted buildings a way to legalize their buildings without losing their housing in the process.

Jul 12, 2017

Press Release: Opening of Ash Street Apartments Marks Completion of Denver’s Five-Year Affordable Housing Goal One Year Early

Denver’s progress in addressing affordable housing challenges reached a major milestone today with the opening of the Ash Street Apartments in the Hale neighborhood.

Jul 07, 2017

Denver found long-term jobs for 62 homeless people at auto shops, grocery stores and the library

The results of Denver Day Works are promising so far, according to city staff. The city and its nonprofit partner, Bayaud Enterprises, have placed 62 people into longer-term positions at 42 different employers, including the city itself.

Jun 23, 2017

Press Release: Mayor Hancock Names Tim Sandos to lead North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today named Timothy Sandos as the new Executive Director of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC). Sandos will provide general oversight, planning, strategic coordination, financing and implementation of six primary projects under the umbrella of the NDCC, including management of city staff assigned to the collaborative.

Jun 16, 2017

Press Release: Denver Human Services and Denver Botanic Gardens Bring Annual Farm Stand to Sun Valley, Montbello

Denver Human Services (DHS) and Denver Botanic Gardens kick off their annual fresh foods farm stand season this week at DHS, bringing nutritious, locally-grown produce to Denver neighborhoods lacking access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Jun 15, 2017

Affordable housing construction starts at 24th and Stout

Seven affordable units will go moderate-income residents earning about 80 percent of area median income. The remaining six units were reserved for people earning up to $86,520 for a three-person household, according to the Denver Office of Economic Development.

Jun 12, 2017

Inside a destructive side effect of the city’s affordable housing crisis: evictions

Denver city officials recently launched a strategy to try to make things better by stopping an eviction in the best-case scenario, or blunting its impact in the worst.

Jun 02, 2017

75 new affordable apartments in one of Denver’s “nicest new areas” — Union Station

What’s so special about the 75 new income-restricted units at Ashley Union Station Location, location, location. Typically, the city is able to build affordable housing in emerging neighborhoods, Denver Housing Authority Executive Director Ismael Guerrero said Thursday.





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