Initiative is one of the 30 short-term action items in six months underway by Office of HOPE
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s Office of Housing and Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) today outlined a new citywide partnership aimed at providing coordinated, strategic assistance for people facing eviction, and support for vulnerable neighborhoods. The initiative is one of the 30 short-term action items unveiled by Mayor Hancock and the Office of HOPE on Friday at the Denver Housing Summit.
“We know far too many people in Denver are facing eviction, are being priced out of their homes, or are living in a community that is highly vulnerable to change that displaces longtime residents,” Mayor Hancock said. “Through the Office of HOPE’s coordinated eviction assistance programs, we are pulling together the city’s work to strategically invest city dollars to help the most people gain or maintain affordable homes, good paying jobs, and healthy lifestyles.”
The coordinated eviction assistance program includes:
“Health, housing, and good paying jobs are the keystones of a good life,” said Erik Soliván, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of HOPE. “Through this program, we are harnessing the existing resources of the city to help more people who are already in a home, stay in that home, and to help our communities who are highly vulnerable to change maintain the people and culture that make them uniquely Denver.”
The Office of HOPE will lead:
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