I’m looking for a job that can support my family, but it’s hard to find one that pays enough and that you can get to from my house by bus or light rail.

Dana, a single mom of a two year old, is currently on the hunt for a job. While Dana has a college degree and internship experience in her field, she is limited in what jobs she can apply to because she is transit-dependent. Additionally, when Dana is employed, she will likely lose access to some of the food, housing, childcare, and transportation assistance she currently receives. Finding a family-supporting job near accessible transit has left Dana job hunting for months.

The Challenge

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DIA Commuter Survey

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Denver Regional Equity Atlas

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Sustainable Communities Initiative

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Access to Opportunity Platform: A Regional Call to Action to Address Our Gentrification & Displacement Crisis

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