AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE NEWS

Today, the national housing policy is pressing for development of more diverse affordable housing opportunities situated throughout entire communities. The City of Denver is carrying forward with this charge in its commitment to creating attainable housing opportunities for Denver residents.  And in Stapleton, it’s not just about building affordable homes – it’s about integrating those homes into the fabric of Stapleton neighborhoods. Here are a collection of news articles spotlighting the vision, planning and development progress of affordable housing throughout Metro Denver.

November 28, 2018, Denverite – Developers with big projects in Elitch Gardens area might be required to submit affordable housing plans

November 21, 2018, Next City – Getting everyone on board with new affordable housing standards in Denver

November 16, 2018, DenverInfill – New Project: Zia

October 24, 2018, 5280 –  Denver tightens its grip on affordable housing stock

October 3, 2018, Multi Housing Pro – Riverside Capital invests in downtown Denver affordable housing

September 13, 2018, Denver Business Journal – $123M affordable housing development breaks ground in Sunnyside neighborhood

July 26, 2018, Denverite – CDOT is giving $2 million to north Denver advocates trying to save their neighborhood

July 26, 2018, 9News – Health insurer investing in affordable housing

June 20, 2018, PR Newswire – Fannie Mae selects proposals for phase one of $10 million ‘Innovation Challenge’

June 20, 2018, Streetsblog USA – Why affordable housing is so important for development near transit

May 24, 2018, Denver Post – Denver’s affordable-apartment program is finally ready to launch – smaller and later than Mayor Hancock first intended

May 22, 2018, Denver Business Journal – Hickenlooper will sign affordable housing bill

May 16, 2018, CBS Denver – Affordable condominiums going up near Union Station come with qualifications

May 15, 2018, CBS Denver – Get ready for more affordable housing near Union Station

May 7, 2018, Channel 7 – Historic South Broadway building to be turned into affordable housing

May 4, 2018, MHN – Partnership begins work on Denver affordable housing project

May 3, 2018, CBS Denver – Affordable housing could help in woman’s search of more independence

May 3, 2018, Business Wire – Construction begins for The Elisabetta, a new community that will bring high-quality, affordable housing to the Globeville Neighborhood of Denver

May 2, 2018, Denver Business Journal – Affordable housing complex coming to Globeville

April 26, 2018, Denver – City seeks public input on draft federal action plan for housing and community development programs

April 16, 2018, 9News – Denver proposes doubling funding for affordable housing

April 12, 2018, Next City – Denver area investors want to get moving on Community Land Trust

April 4, 2018, Denver Business Journal – Affordable housing project coming to Stapleton

April 2, 2018, Denver7 – New affordable housing apartment complex coming to Green Valley Ranch

March 22, 2018, Denverite – Denver’s housing shuffle continues as new leader tries to clean up affordability mess

March 19, 2018, Denver Business Journal – Affordable housing bill moves forward in House

March 13, 2018, Denver Business Journal – $65 million affordable housing to break ground in northeast Denver

March 6, 2018, Colorado Real Estate Journal – Pinkard Construction tops out Lowry Apartments at Boulevard One

March 6, 2018, The Denver Post – 73 percent of Denver voters would support tax increases to fund affordable housing efforts, survey says

March 2, 2018, Denver Business Journal – Affordable housing tops list of Denver worries in poll

March 2, 2018, Denverite – Denver mayor considers “surge” of housing money as polls show voter interest

February 21, 2018, Denver Business Journal – Denver adopts new affordable-housing investment policy

February 12, 2018, The Denver Post – Denver is about to let RiNo developers build higher if they help with affordable housing. Will it make a difference?

February 8, 2018 – Denver’s new local rental voucher program filling in gaps – and apartments

January 24, 2018, Denver Business Journal – Affordable-housing tax credit program on path to extension in Colorado Legislature

January 24, 2018, Fox31 – Denver might have overtaxed affordable housing property owners

January 15, 2018, Progress – LIVE Denver is a move towards more affordable housing

January 9, 2018, Denver Business Journal – New rezoning plan seeks to protect what’s best about RiNo

January 9, 2018, The Real Deal – Why one US city is paying for lower-income tenants to live in luxury buildings

January 8, 2018, Denver Channel 7 – New Denver voucher program will help fill hundreds of vacant apartments

December 15, 2017, Denverite – Denver spending housing money before council approves new plan

December 14, 2017, Denverite – Stapleton affordable housing will include apartments for homeless veterans

December 13, 2017, Confluence – Yes, this is public housing: how Denver Housing Authority is mixing it up and making better homes

December 9, 2017, The Denver Post – 700 home is 5years: Metro Denver homeownership initiative has raised $24 million to help low-income families

December 8, 2017, Denver Business Journal – Funders invest $25 million to create 700 affordable homes in metro Denver

November 30, 2017, The Denver Post – In deal fostered by Denver, 150 affordable apartments could rise at soon-to-be-vacated CDOT headquarters

November 21,2017, Denverite – An estimated 270,000 units of affordable housing won’t get built in Colorado under the GOP’s current tax plan

November 8, 2017, Denver Channel 7 – Denver celebrates opening of first phase of new affordable housing development in Westwood

September 29th, 2017, The Denver Post – New Denver affordable housing plan faces questions about how city will help residents being pushed out

September 26, 2017, The Architects Newspaper – Affordable housing coming to Denver’s booming River North neighborhood

September 25, 2017, The Denver Post – In Denver’s raucous RiNo market, an island of affordable apartments will rise

September 20, 2017, Affordable Housing Finance – Colorado awards $12.8 million in second round of LIHTCs

September 19, 2017, Denverite – How Denver plans to create more affordable housing and keep what is already has

September 18, 2017, Denverite – Why All in Denver wants the city to borrow money for affordable housing – and why some officials are hesitant

September 15, 2017, Next City – Councilor: Denver’s $100M short on affordable housing impact

September 14, 2017, Denverite – Denver council president says city needs $100 million more for affordable housing

September 12, 2017, Denver Business Journal – Affordable housing fund collections will fall far short of projections

September 12, 2017, Denverite – Denver considers creating a citywide land trust to keep homes affordable

September 12, 2017, Denver 7 – New high-rise in Union Station neighborhood includes penthouses and affordable housing units

August 11, 2017, The Denver Post – City on right track with housing options

August 11, 2017, 9News – Verify: Are investment companies buying Denver’s affordable housing?

August 8, 2017, The Denver Post – Chipotle could join Denver affordable housing program that aims to buy down rents on 400 apartments

August 4, 2017, CBS Denver – New Public Housing helps the working poor

July 14, 2017, Curbed – Denver’s creative plan to address its housing shortage

July 13, 2017, Builder – Limited financial risk spurs Denver affordable development

July 13, 2017, Denver 7 – Denver celebrates hitting 5-year affordable housing milestone in 4 years; what’s next?

July 12, 2017, 9News – Why would a developer spend money to make affordable housing attractive? Limited financial risk.

July 10, 2017, Denver 7 – Denver mayor announces housing experiment that could bring affordability back to city

July 2017, EDGE – Affordable housing opens near transit in Denver

June 27, 2017, CBS Denver – Habitat Community Provides Security, Affordable Options

June 23, 2017, The Denver Post – At $225,000 a unit, affordable housing is difficult in Denver, but no impossible 

June 14, 2017, CBS Denver – More affordable housing under construction in Denver

June 13, 2017, Denver Business Journal – Key goal of Colorado’s affordable-housing quest: Preserving what already exists

June 1, 2017, CBS Denver – New apartment complex opens near Union Station

May 19, 2017, Denver 7 – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock unveils new affordable housing approach

May 19, 2017, Denverite – Denver is “moving beyond housing-first approach,” announces 30 actions on housing crisis

May 11, 2017, Denverite – Denver has a plan for getting more affordable housing in RiNo, but will developers bite?

May 7, 2017, The Denver Post – Affordable housing developers “fighting like crazy” to pencil out projects following drop in tax credit value

May 3, 20127, The Denver Post – Armed with a poll, affordable housing advocates want Denver to accelerate – or expand – its $150 million plan

May 2, 2017, The Denver Post – Efforts to boost affordable housing on life support at Colorado statehouse

April 20, 2017, The Denver Post – Stapleton housing crawls toward affordability goal while Denver housing market stays on fast pace

April 6, 2017, Denver Patch – Affordable housing: city seeks input on proposed condo development

March 29, 2017, Urbanland – Millennials’ preferences are good news for mixed-income development

March 1, 2017, Denver Channel 7 – Colorado bill would create statewide affordable housing investment fund

February 23, 2017, The Denver Post – When construction costs are higher than the maximum sales price, affordable housing developers get creative

February 16, 2017, EfficientGOV – Why low income housing has no effect on nearby home values

February 16, 2017 – Why affordable housing will be more difficult to finance

February 14, 2017, The Denver Post – Denver council approved tax financing plans for 225 affordable apartments near Sloan’s Lake

February 10, 2017, Colorado Real Estate Journal – Denver vows to keep affordable pipeline strong

January 29, 2017, The Denver Post – Massive transit-oriented housing project in Elyria-Swansea could build 560 homes near stock show

January 18, 2017, La Voz – Denver’s affordable housing plan

January 4, 2017, LaVoz – Sun Valley snags $30 million grant

December 21, 2016, The Denver Post – Denver snaps up rights to RTD-owned lot along light rail to build affordable condos in Five Points

November 21, 2016, The Houston Chronicle – Study: Low-income hosuing does not affect property values

November 4, 2016, The Denver Post – First affordable housing project funded by Denver revolving loan fund opens in Northfield

November 2, 2016, The Denver Post – Affordable housing complex opens in Five Points

November 1, 2016, The Denver Post – Former nunnery, nurses’ dormitory re-imagined as affordable workforce housing near Sloan’s Lake

October 31, 2016, Colorado Real Estate Journal – First National Ventures into affordable housing loans

October 19, 2016, Denver Post – Del Corazon will bring 197 affordable apartments to Westwood neighborhood

October 3, 2016, BusinessDen – Affordable housing project drafted for Sunnyside

September 21, 2016, Denver Business Journal – 6 metro-Denver housing projects awarded coveted tax credits

September 19, 2016, The Denver Post – Denver council approves creation of city’s first affordable housing fund

September 19, 2016, The Denver Channel – City council approves Denver’s first affordable housing fund

September 12, 2016, The Denver Post – $150M affordable housing plan faces test vote, competing proposal in Denver council session

August 24, 2016 Denver Business Journal – Affordable housing proposal advances to full Denver council

August 17, 2016, Denver Channel 7 – Developers, property owner could help foot bill for Denver’s affordable housing crisis

August 16, 2016, Affordable Housing Finance – Why is Affordable Housing so Expensive?

August 11, 2016, BusinessDen- Zeppelin plans 300 affordable housing apartments in RiNo

August 3, 2016, Colorado Public Radio – Plan to increase affordable housing moves through Denver City Council

August 2, 2016, The Denver Post – Denver City Council will get extra time to scrutinize affordable housing plan

July 28th, 2016, Builder – Why there isn’t enough affordable housing

July 21st, 2016, The Denver Post – Public weighs in on Denver’s affordable housing plan

July 15, 2016, The Denver Post – Denver’s affordable housing plan is a good fit

July 13, 2016, CBS Denver – Denver discusses plan for thousands of affordable homes

July 13, 2016, The Denver Post – Building industry pushes back on Denver development fees for affordable housing

July 12, 2016, The Denver Post – Denver affordable housing plan would cost average homeowner an extra $12 a year. Developers would pay a lot more.

July 12, 2016, Denver Business Journal – Denver unveils details of sweeping affordable-housing plan

May 16, 2016, BusinessDen – CHFA awards $11M in state and federal tax credits for affordable housing

May 10th, 2016, Business Den – Affordable housing project planned on West Colfax Avenue

May 10th, 2016, Westword – Who deserves affordable housing in Denver? The community weighs in

May 3, 2016, BusinessDen – Urban Land Conservancy will knock down building, replace it with affordable housing

May 2016, 2016, 5280 – Rent Control

April 29th, 2016, The Denver Post – Denver City Council Sets priorities: transportation, housing, jobs

April 29th, 2016, The Denver Post – Sustainability Park to be developed into condos, townhomes

April 26th, 2016, Fox31 – Mayor: City must spend millions to bring affordable housing to Denver

April 21st, 2016, The Denver Post – Denver group is a major player behind the scenes in affordable housing

April 15th, 2016, BusinessDen – Affordable-housing project sought for 20th Avenue/Clarkson

April 11th, 2016, The Denver Post – The public-private partnership that could change Denver forever

March 18th, 2016, Denver Post – HUD Secretary Julian Castro talks about affordable housing in Denver

March 2, 2016, 9News – Affordable housing coming to West Denver

March 2, 2016, CBS Denver – Ground Broken on New 98-unit Affordable Housing Project in Denver

February 2, 2016, Denver Business Journal – Bank of American doles out $750,000 for Denver affordable housing projects

January 11, 2016, CBSDenver – Denver Mayor Makes Housing a Top Priority

December 18, 2015, BusinessDen – Affordable housing project breaks ground at Union Station

November 10, 2015, CBS Denver 4 – Denver Developing More Affordable Housing

November 9, 2015, The Denver Post – Denver awards $2.9 million in loan to three affordable housing projects

November 9, 2015, The Denver Post – Denver council approves 2016 budget, rolls back panhandling rules

November 8, 2015, The Denver Post – Union Station development topping off with 342 condos

September 21, 2015, Aurora Sentinel – Aurora invests in Veteran housing to fight homelessness 

August 29, 2015, The Denver Post – Denver’s $150M affordable housing plan highlights stepped-up strategy

August 29, 2015, CBSDenver – Building Implosion ‘A New Beginning for Neighborhood

August 28, 2015, The Colorado Statesman – Denver deserves dedicated funding for affordable housing

August 12, 2015 – BusinessDen – $15M apartment project kicks off in Westwood

August 10, 2015, Denver Business Journal – Zocalo, Emily Griffith to build apartments, workforce center, day care downtown

August 7, 2015, The Denver Post – Colorado commits tax credits to support housing for homeless

August 1, 2015, The Denver Post – Denver Mayor Hancock unfurls proposals for tax-friendly city voters

July 23, 2015, The Colorado Statesman – Hancock sworn in for 2nd term as Denver mayor

July 23, 2015, 7News – 36 affordable housing units open for women, including military veterans and their children

July 21, 2015, Real Estate Rama – Mercy Housing Colorado to host “Grapes and Cakes” event to benefit affordable housing for Coloradans

July 20, 2015, Denver Business Journal – DBJ interview: Mayor Michael Hancock lays out plans for his second term

July 8, 2015 – Denver Business Journal – Cheaper housing, more cops and bicycle lanes are goals for downtown Denver

June 26, 2015, The Denver Post – Guest Commentary: Affordable housing and social inclusion

June 5, 2015, The Denver Post – As rents rise rapidly, Stapleton’s builders are determined to bring affordable new homes to Denver’s most popular community

June 2, 2015, Denver Business Journal – $43 million affordable-housing project breaks ground in Five Points

May 4, 2015, Denver Business Journal – Efforts to tackle Colorado’s affordable-housing crisis fail in legislature

May 30, 2015, The Denver Post – Five Points to get 223 affordable apartments

April 28, 2015, The Denver Post – Denver industrial site to be affordable housing on FastTracks Line

April 30, 2015, Denver Business Journal – Metro Denver TOD affordable housing generated $598 million in 5 years, study finds

April 16, 2015, Denver Business Journal – Affordable housing project on Denver RTD rail line breaks ground

March 11, 2015, Denver Business Journal – Denver’s economic surge means coupling affordable-housing dilemma with innovation

February 12, 2015, Denver Business Journal – Denver to focus on affordable housing, access to capital in 2015, mayor says (video)

Jump Start 2015 – 2015 Strategic Plan – Denver Office of Economic Development

December 16, 2014, The Denver Post – Denver expands fund to add 2,000 affordable homes near transit

November 20, 2014, The Denver Post – Audit report says Denver needs more focus on affordable housing

October 6, 2014, The Denver Post – Amid skyrocketing housing costs new Denver plan plots out strategy

August 24, 2014, The Denver Post – Denver affordable housing efforts face uncertainty after council vote