User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-Regional
Category: Affordable Housing
Last updated: Nov 22 2019 21:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
While Denver has done some testing for carcinogenic radon in its public housing, 70 percent of units have yet to be checked. When testing by The Oregonian/OregonLive found high levels in several units, the Denver Housing Authority said it wouldn’t follow up.
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Attempt to emulate Boulder 1% growth limit across Front Range stirs controversy 16.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A longtime Boulder rule that limits housing expansion in the city to no more than 1% annually could be emulated across almost the entire Front Range, if a Colorado man has his way. Golden resident Daniel Hayes is seeking a final green light from the state to circulate a petition for signatures in hopes of making the 2020 ballot.
California could have helped low-income residents weather PG&E blackouts 7.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The state had a program — and $72 million — but hardly anyone applied.
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California designated millions for disadvantaged communities to access solar batteries 7.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The problem is, not a single residential installation has taken place.
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Boulder Planning Board approves car-free senior housing at former Fruehauf’s site 22.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Mandated car-free living is on its way to Boulder.
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Why Denver Health and other hospitals are getting into the housing business 7.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Hospitals from Baltimore to St. Louis to Sacramento, Calif., are exploring ways to help patients find a home. With recent federal policy changes that encourage hospitals to allocate charity dollars for housing, many hospitals realize it’s cheaper to provide a month of housing than to keep patients for a single night.
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Boulder narrows in on homelessness strategy with 2020 budget talk 2.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
With the planned closure by May 31, of the facility run by Bridge House at 2691 30th St. and the associated loss of 50 overnight shelter beds, Boulder officials dug into an arrangement to relocate the Path to Home services program operated there.
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Rezoning deal could make way for new skyscrapers on Denver’s Sherman Street if developers agree to build affordable housing 1.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
At a time when every parking lot in downtown Denver is fertile ground for another apartment block, the owners of three such patches of asphalt bunched along Sherman Street are seeking some regulatory Miracle-Gro.
“Not the golden ticket”: Colorado Democrats may change Section 8 voucher rules 30.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Landlords in Colorado have no obligation to accept housing vouchers, which makes it difficult to use the benefit. Colorado Democrats are considering changes.
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FHA rule change regarding condo loans could allow more buyers to break into Boulder County market 29.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Federal Housing Administration is making it easier for first-time condo buyers, often with less than perfect credit, to get mortgages
For 1 in 21 applicants, Section 8 can change lives 20.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver's Section 8 lottery, available online at denverhousing.org until midnight Friday, has seen its number of applicants double over the last decade. That’s in part a result of an easier online system -- but also because a crushing housing market.
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Precarious spot for mobile home owners as investors swoop in 16.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Across the country, mobile home parks are an attractive investment. Tenants own their homes but not the land they sit on, and because the homes aren't actually easy to move, are at the mercy of landlords, who can increase rents or sell the land out from under them.
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Denver hotel could soon be turned into affordable housing in Northeast Park Hill 10.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Complicated problems often require creative solutions, and Denver's homeless population is no exception.
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Grand Junction, Basalt, Denver projects among those awarded combined $10.4M in state housing grants this summer 4.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The money -- drawn from a pot earmarked for supporting work that improves, preserves or expands the supply of affordable housing in the state -- will benefit the seven total projects.
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Nancy Pelosi stops in Broomfield to defend Obamacare from all sides 29.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a friendly crowd in Broomfield on Wednesday that much is at stake in the fight to preserve the nearly decade-old Affordable Care Act.
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Colorado’s affordable housing war chest will grow by millions in the coming years. Will it be enough? 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials tasked with helping create affordable housing options for the state's fast-growing population know they're facing a chasm of need as deep as Grand Lake.
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Utopic or dystopic future Bozeman? 21.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Things aren’t like they used to be in Montana’s iconic mountain town.
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Denver seeking contractor to help it create incentives for more affordable housing near transit 7.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The city's Community Planning and Development and Denver Economic Development & Opportunity offices on Monday announced they are seeking a consultant team that can aid them in a multi-year effort to achieve key affordable housing goals.
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As metro Denver home prices continue to rise, one builder’s answer is to go smaller 28.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
Mission Homes Colorado is building smaller houses starting in the mid-$200,000 range as median home prices rise above five times median household income
“There’s speculators buying up houses:” Denver’s East Colfax braces for transit, density and displacement 22.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver plans to spend at least $150 million to run bus rapid transit down Colfax, a project that could transform the stretch during the 2020s. Meanwhile, the city is buying local properties and shutting down “nuisance” businesses, and local authorities could soon declare an urban renewal area, creating a magnet for developer investment.
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