Public input wanted in solving Denver housing issues

Online survey now available from city
Posted at 8:48 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 00:41:45-04

DENVER -- The city and county of Denver is asking for public input as it tries to find solutions to a growing housing problem. As Denver grows, access to affordable housing has been a challenge.

In the past year, 5,600 new rental units popped up in the city ... but they're not for everyone.

"A majority of those units were for our highest income families. So, some of our middle and lower-income families do not have that same access," said Erik Soliván, the executive director of Denver’s Office of HOPE, Housing and Opportunities for People Everywhere.

From a gathering Thursday night at North High School to an on-line survey, the city wants to get input to create a plan for the future. Right now, that city has more than 22,000 units for lower-income renters.              

"So, how do we expand that in order to ensure that as our neighborhoods change, our families can stay and be a part of the growing and prosperous Denver," said Soliván.

To participate in the public survey, click here