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Rezoning deal could make way for new skyscrapers on Denver’s Sherman Street if developers agree to build affordable housing

Source: Joe Rubino of the Denver Post Three lots on Sherman Street, east of downtown, may be getting a makeover soon! The Dikeous family, who owns the lots, is lobbying the city to rezone to allow building over 155 feet, the current view plane restriction. The Dikeous family would agree to more than half a million dollars in sidewalk and street r[...]

Widespread Violations Discovered in Denver Affordable Homes Program

Source: Jon Murray and Aldo Svaldi of the Denver Post 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 [...]

Funders invest $25 million to create 700 affordable homes in metro Denver

Source: Kelcey McClung at the Denver Business Journal Affordable housing options in Denver are scarce but there is a group that is doing something about it! A group of 8 funders have partnered to invest around $25 million to create over 700 affordable homes for low-income housing in the Denver area, within the next five years. Not only are they pr[...]

New Denver Affordable Housing Plan Faces Questions about How City Will Help Residents Being Pushed out

Source: Jon Murray at The Denver Post Denver released Housing an Inclusive Denver, a 98 page draft plan that goes over how the city will bring opportunity to vulnerable neighborhoods. Rightly so, residents are questioning if this plan will help them actually stay in their home or if it will displace them somewhere else. In neighborhoods where ge[...]