Widespread Violations Discovered in Denver Affordable Homes Program

Widespread Violations Discovered in Denver Affordable Homes Program

Source: Jon Murray and Aldo Svaldi of the Denver Post

Widespread Violations Discovered in Denver Affordable Homes Program

When Denver launched it’s affordable housing program in the early 2000’s, the city took on the responsibility of keeping up with everything involved in the transaction and making sure program rules were being implemented. In other words, Denver officials took on a big role that required a team to manage. But the Great Recession happened and between 2009-2012, budget cuts resulted in over 30 Denver officials being let go. This left the affordable housing program with one staff member. With inadequate staffing to run Denver’s affordable housing initiatives, there has been a lack of oversight from the city. The result? Some homeowners of affordable housing may be forced to sell.

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