A comprehensive plan by the City and County of Denver to address the challenges of housing availability and affordability is underway, with public input being sought through a survey as well as a community meeting on Thursday, June 29, at North High School from 6-8 p.m.
“This five-year plan for action for Denver will help us make critical decisions on how to maximize the city’s housing resources,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Across departments and agencies, along with our Housing Advisory Committee, we are working very closely on a detailed, intentional plan to tackle our housing issues. Public involvement is an absolutely essential ingredient to this process.”
The public survey will be available online beginning Thursday, June 15, at http://www.denvergov.org/housing along with options to provide thoughts in person at the community meeting.
The plan will bring a focus on aligning strategies along the entire continuum of housing need from homelessness to homeownership. It will include measurable goals for the development and preservation of affordable rental and for-sale housing as well as policy recommendations aimed at promoting economic opportunity and the connection between housing, healthy living, and good-paying jobs.
The community meeting will include light refreshments, Spanish translation and free child care. Additional translation services will be available upon request to 720-913-1999.
The plan is expected to be presented to City Council in September 2017.
The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.
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