As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold quickly, Enterprise Denver is working hand in hand statewide with local housing providers, housing agencies, advocates and philanthropy to respond to our state’s crisis. We will be providing regular updates on resources for residents and housing providers on this page.
While the nation focuses on the risk that the deadly coronavirus poses to seniors in nursing homes and cruise ships, there’s another population of extremely vulnerable people that have been largely ignored. Our nation’s subsidized housing is home to almost 2.5 million people age 62 and older with low incomes.
The Enterprise Public Policy team works on state and local policy efforts across the country to increase local resources for affordable housing, use existing resources more effectively, ensure that rental housing stock is sustainable for the long-term and improve tenant protections.
Over the last few days, state and local governments have taken unprecedented measures to protect their residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. Policy makers and elected officials have already proposed and even implemented dozens of measures that place temporary moratoria on evictions and ensure running water and utilities for residents.
Denver Health is partnering with the Denver Housing Authority to repurpose a former administrative building on the hospital campus at 655 Broadway into affordable senior housing, including 14 apartments designated to help homeless patients transition out of the hospital.
This year, the Colorado Health Symposium hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation focused on the inextricable link between housing and health and explored opportunities to address the inequities exacerbated by an unfair and unjust housing system.
Enterprise hosted the Denver opening of Undesign the Redline, an exhibit connects the history of housing discrimination and segregation to the political and social issues of today. Plus, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Enterprise and Denver’s Office of Economic Development held an “I am Denver Storytelling Lab."
Denver's Regional Transportation District will create a discount plan to help low-income riders across the metro area. Denver joins cities like N.Y. and Seattle in offering discounted fares, which will increase economic mobility.
On August 6, the Denver City Council voted to include source of income (SOI) protection to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which adds income protection to other existing protections, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation and military status.
To bring this vision to life, DIFRC has partnered with Cardinal Capital Management. In this partnership, DIFRC will serve as the primary on-site service provider. The process will take several years, but when complete will result in the construction of a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) development and community center.
In Colorado, where there were 36,000 court filings for eviction last year alone, the effects of such widespread disruption are felt in variety of contexts and communities. Brian Eschbacher, executive director of Planning & Enrollment Services at Denver Public Schools, captured how this volatility and insecurity disrupts children
The movement to create and maintain existing “Missing Middle” housing typologies in increasingly unaffordable U.S cities is rapidly gaining momentum among advocates for walkable, urban neighborhoods that allow for a range of housing options...