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Cellphones Are a Lifeline for Unhoused People—But Barriers Abound

A lack of internet access and charging stations makes it challenging for unhoused folks to maintain a working cellphone, posing a threat to their safety and ability to follow up with service providers or connect with employers.

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Housing

Income Averaging Allowed LIHTC Housing to Reach More People—Will It Last?

 A Trump-era policy that actually helped poor people could be dismantled by the IRS.

Community Land Trusts

CLTs Still Going Commercial—Nonprofit Offices, Hairdressers, and a Sausage Factory

Community land trusts, better known for permanently affordable housing, expand into commercial spaces for a wide range of reasons, and in a wide range of ways.

Community Development Field

Did the Comprehensive Community Initiatives of the 1990s, early 2000s Bring About Change?

Once a must-have for foundations, Comprehensive Community Initiatives found mixed success.

tiny homes
Housing

Tiny Homes for the Homeless—Would You Host a Village?

Imagine if hosting a transitional tiny home village became the norm for all suitable vacant land—dare I say even an expectation?

A booth is set up for residents to ask about a project called 303 ArtWay. In this photo, an ArtWay representative chats with three residents.
Arts & Culture

Creating Miles of Art in the Mile High City

How a Denver organization intends to create a 9-mile art-, health-, and heritage-themed bike and pedestrian trail that will feature authentic cultural expression.

A man in camouflage jacket an hat talks at a table with a man in a suit, with a Volunteers of America banner on the wall behind them.
Housing

One Mission, One Stop for Veterans in Denver

Service providers come together around an ambitious goal to end veteran homelessness in the Denver metro area.

Neighborhood Change

Interview with Tony Pickett, Urban Land Conservancy

Probably no one in the country is in a better position than Tony Pickett to talk about efforts to include long-term affordable housing in two of the nation’s largest Transit Oriented Development (TOD) ventures: Denver’s FasTracks plan, and Atlanta’s Beltline project.

Community Development Field

Redefining Community Development

Part II: Collaborating for Change (Click here for Part 1: New Partnerships) Willie Mae Gaskin can’t walk through the halls of the Warren/Conner Development Coalition (WCDC) on the Eastside of […]

Housing

New Heritage House Apartments, Denver

Note: This profile is part of a series, “Saving Affordable Housing,” which begins with an introduction here.A Model for Independent Living “From the very beginning, when its fortunes depended almost […]

Housing

Grace Apartments, Denver

Note: This profile is part of a series, “Saving Affordable Housing,” which begins with an introduction here.A Rental Project in a Marginal Location The group of women’s religious communities that […]