By nearly any measure, the Denver region is facing unprecedented challenges to housing affordability. Skyrocketing home prices and rents are affecting individuals and communities throughout the metro area. The region faces numerous affordable and attainable housing challenges including preserving existing stock (both market rate and subsidized) and producing attainable housing to keep pace with demand.
The December Metro Vision Idea Exchange will explore the following questions:
- What housing challenges are local governments seeing in their communities?
- How are jurisdictions and community partners stepping up to preserve the region's existing housing opportunities that are attainable to low- and middle-income individuals and families?
Participants will learn what the data reveal about housing pressures throughout the region. Participants will learn about an effort to create and maintain a database of at-risk affordable properties that can serve as an early warning system for preservation of units. Participants will also hear about the challenges faced by two local communities and the methods they are using to preserve attainable housing. Speakers include:
- Jennifer Newcomer, Gary Community Investments/Piton Foundation
- Beth Truby, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
- Dace West, Mile High Connects
- Shelley McKittrick, City of Aurora
- Amy DeKnikker, City of Lakewood
For more information, please contact Anna Garcia at MVIE@drcog.org or 303-480-6769. Application for AICP credits is in progress.