Three Denver housing advocates explain evictions and their effects

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A home and early fall foliage in Lincoln Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On a weekly basis in Denver County, there are 163 evictions filed on average, according to Colorado Affordable Legal Services.

The effects of being displaced from home can be both wide-ranging and severe, as housing and health care advocates said in a Friday panel moderated by Tina Griego, the managing editor of The Colorado Independent.

Here’s five things they said that helps contextualize what housing insecurity looks like in Denver County. 


What $250,000 buys in Denver and three other real estate markets

What $250,000 gets you in Denver. (Courtesy of Redfin)
What $250,000 gets you in Colorado Springs. (Courtesy of Redfin)
What $250,000 gets you in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Redfin)
What $249,500 gets you in Seattle. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Recently, I’ve begun to see real estate listings in Globeville and Elyria Swansea on consumer-oriented sites like Redfin and Zillow. Here’s one, for example.

Naturally, the listings also seem to be a bit cheaper per square foot. Is it the northward creep of gentrification? Too soon too say, but it’s well worth watching.