User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-Regional
Category: Affordable Housing
Last updated: Mar 31 2020 09:21 IST RSS 2.0
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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.
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 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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