User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-Regional
Category: Affordable Housing
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Bosselman: Denver doesn’t want to know how much housing it needs — and it needs a lot 8.8.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
To anyone with a clear mind, it is obvious that a vast amount of new housing is needed. But the inebriation of the ruling class keeps the city stammering and stumbling toward a worsening housing crisis.
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Utah housing advocates take on a cost crisis made worse by COVID-19 7.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A new fund aims to acquire properties and maintain them at affordable rents.
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Trump looks to scale back environmental reviews for projects 15.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
President Donald Trump is ready to roll back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles major infrastructure projects, but that environmentalists say has served for decades as a safeguard for low-income and minority communities.
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Bosselman: Don’t let “neighborhood character” stop new housing  14.7.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
To the mostly white, wealthy homeowners who stand up at public meetings and cry for the preservation of “neighborhood character:” I will no longer let you get away with this excuse to stop new housing. To everyone else: Help me de-legitimize the term, which upholds Denver’s long-established system of institutionalized racial segregation.
Letters: Why Trump may be so driven to win in November (7/12/20) 12.7.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Why Trump may be so driven to win in November Re: “Former adviser says president asked China to assist in him getting re-elected,” June 18 news story
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Denver No. 2 for gentrification in recent years, national study finds 8.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver saw more widespread gentrification than any other U.S. metro area except San Francisco between 2013 and 2017, according to a recent study.
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Letters: The fight for and against density in east Denver (6/21/20) 21.6.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
The fight for and against density in east Denver Re: “Singled out,” June 14 opinion column
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Affordable housing orgs say Coloradans will need at least $291 million in rent and mortgage assistance this year 17.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A coalition of Colorado affordable-housing organizations with an up-close view of the desperate situation some low-income families has an emergency plan that it believes could help stave off a potential mass eviction and foreclosure crisis if state and local leaders can find the money for it.
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These are the most difficult areas of Colorado to practice social distancing 19.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
People living in poorer areas of Denver and in portions of Colorado's Eastern Plains are in the worst positions to practice social distancing and may be most at risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, according to a new social distancing index released Friday.
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Denver attorney Mike Farley, a low-income housing advocate, dies of coronavirus 31.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
His wife of 59 years, Nancy, said he panicked. Not because of the illness but because he hadn’t finished the book he had been reading.
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Comcast offering free broadband to low-income households to help them cope with virus outbreak 14.3.2020 Denver Post: Business
Comcast is stepping in to make sure households who are financially vulnerable can at least have a fast Internet connection.
Broomfield approves affordable housing ordinance 11.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The measure calls for developers of residential units to make a cash in-lieu payment, a land-in-lieu contribution or to include affordable units in their projects. Rental development contributions are required to equal 20% of units, while for-sale contributions would equal 10%.
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Construction workers can build a home, but not buy one, in metro Denver 29.2.2020 Denver Post: Business
Vast majority of homes are out of reach for typical homebuilders
Colorado’s housing crunch reaches beyond Front Range, as mountain and plains communities struggle to provide affordable options 16.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
The chronic housing shortages that have put intense pressure on metro Denver residents and clamped down on workers in the state's resort towns in recent years are being felt in distinct and stubborn ways in small Colorado towns from Buena Vista to Limon.
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Posh proved hot in Denver’s housing market last year. See where your ZIP code ranks in home prices. 9.2.2020 Denver Post: Business
After slipping and sliding in the first half of last year, home prices in metro Denver regained their footing in the second half, rising a modest 2.5%, although a few areas climbed by double-digits.
As Spokane grows, is it leaving low-income renters outside? 18.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Proposals to protect tenants and reduce homelessness lack political support.
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Lakewood struggles with new growth-control law 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Business
Lakewood city leaders are wrestling with how to roll out one of Colorado's most contentious slow-growth initiatives in recent memory, just weeks before they're due to begin implementing it.
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Many renters who face eviction owe less than $600 17.12.2019 Denver Post: Business
Many Renters Who Face Eviction Owe Less Than $600
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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.
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