Expanding Housing Affordability Advances

May 2, 2022 / Comments (0)


May 2, 2022 from Denvergov.org

Proposal to expand housing affordability will go to Denver City Council June 6 for a hearing and vote

Denver needs more affordable housing across the income spectrum. In addition to existing affordable housing programs, the City and County of Denver is developing a policy to ensure that as new homes are built in Denver, more affordable homes are built too – both to rent and to buy.

As the cost of living in Denver has gone up, one in three households in our city struggles to afford housing costs today. These are our neighbors who are daycare providers and teachers, social workers, restaurant workers, and many other people who make our city the great place we all love. That’s where the Expanding Housing Affordability project comes in.

On March 30, the city released the third iteration of the Expanding Housing Affordability proposal, which addresses community feedback received in the latest comment period. A summary of the proposal is available below. To see how the proposal has changed over time in response to public comment, visit the Project Archive‘s “Project Documents and Downloads” section.

On April 6, a public hearing was held before the Denver Planning Board. The Board reviewed the changes in the proposal that would impact the Denver Zoning Code (DZC). These changes include the proposal’s zoning incentives as well as the 38th and Blake rezoning, which is necessary to bring the pilot approach used in this area into the proposed new citywide policy. The Board unanimously voted in favor of these changes.

On April 19 and 26, the proposal was reviewed by Denver City Council’s Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure committee. It was voted out of the Committee on April 26.

Denver City Council Hearing
5:30 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2022
Watch or join the meeting

Contact info for City Council Members here.

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