How you can comment on Denver’s comprehensive housing plan

Denver is holding three public meetings, starting this week, to collect feedback on its draft comprehensive housing plan.

Old and new architecture, juxtaposed, in the Highland neighborhood. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Old and new architecture, juxtaposed, in the Highland neighborhood. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver is holding three public meetings, starting this week, to collect feedback on its draft comprehensive housing plan.

This is the plan that will guide the city’s spending on housing over the next five years. The goal is to create or preserve 3,000 units of affordable housing and help 30,000 households with programs that provide stability for people at risk of displacement during that time period.

The plan tries to address housing needs across the spectrum, from people living on the streets and households with middle-income jobs who are getting priced out of Denver, and proposed policies range from building more supportive housing to offering more tax rebates and home repair help to homeowners on fixed incomes.

You can read the full plan here — in English or in Spanish — and you can also comment on the plan online through Nov. 13.

But if you want a chance to talk to Denver housing officials about the plan, you’ll have three chances in the next few weeks, starting Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, Oct. 25
6 to 8 p.m.
Colorado Health Foundation
1780 Pennsylvania St.

Wednesday, Nov. 1
6 to 8 p.m.
Servicios de La Raza
3131 W. 14th Ave.

Wednesday, Nov. 8
6 to 8 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church of Denver
6500 E. Girard Ave.

Spanish translation and free child care will be provided at all three meetings, along with light refreshments.

For additional translation services, call 720-913-1999.

Denver City Council will need to adopt the plan once it’s finalized.

Erica Meltzer

Author: Erica Meltzer

Erica Meltzer covers government and politics. She's worked for newspapers in Colorado, Arizona and Illinois and once won a First Amendment Award by showing up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay and can swear fluently in Guarani. She gets emotional about public libraries. Contact Erica Meltzer at 303-502-2802, emeltzer@denverite.com or @meltzere.