Integrating Funders Into a Multisector Transit-Equity Collaborative

In the November 2016 the Foundation Review featured a number of articles from key players in Colorado’s philanthropic landscape, including the funder collaborative of Mile High Connects.  Integrating Funders Into a Multisector Transit-Equity Collaborative examines the efforts of Mile High Connects, its history, and how it uses a collective impact model to implement systemic change […]


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FirstBank: Investing in Affordable Housing, Good Jobs, & Public Transit

FirstBank has been a member of Mile High Connects since 2012. The Bank’s core values align with Mile High Connects priority areas: increasing access to housing choices, good jobs, and essential public transit. FirstBank supports affordable housing, both financially and through its innovative deposit and loan products. The bank has contributed to over 50 nonprofit […]


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MHC Updates

Affordable Housing & Community Facilities Know an Organization or Business in Need of Space? According to the 2015 Nonprofit Space Survey Final Report, published in June, many nonprofit and for-profit community-benefiting organizations and small businesses in the Denver metro area successfully negotiated lease rates during the recession that will soon end. Surveyed nonprofit respondents reported […]


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Grantee Highlights

Cultivando works in the Promotora Model across South Adams County to foster and support community-driven affordable housing advocacy and policy solutions. Cultivando Promotoras work to organize and train community members living in mobile home parks and vulnerable affordable housing units to understand the pressure on their housing costs and to understand and identify solutions, and then […]


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The Denver Foundation & Mile High Connects: Working to Advance Equitable Communities

In addition to being the fiscal and physical home of Mile High Connects, The Denver Foundation (TDF) is a strong partner in MHC’s efforts to ensure that the Denver region’s communities offer all residents the opportunity for a high quality of life. As a member of the MHC Steering Committee, TDF helps to guide MHC’s […]


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MHC Updates

Affordable Housing & Community Facilities Affordable Housing Revenue Fund The City of Denver’s proposed Affordable Housing Revenue Fund has taken a major step forward. The proposal, estimated to provide $156 million in revenue over its first 10 years, passed unanimously thru City Council Committee on August 24th by unanimous vote and is headed to the […]


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Grantee Highlight – GES Right to Live Well

Preventing Resident Displacement in Globeville Elyria Swansea Why do we need to power map? Because residents are being involuntarily displaced from Globeville Elyria Swansea neighborhood daily, local schools are 10-25% down in enrollment, and many existing residents have little protection from being displaced (lack of a contract, resources, lawyers, money). GES histories and peoples are worth […]


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MHC Partner Highlight – Denver Regional Council of Governments

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is one of the nation’s oldest councils of governments and serves the region as a planning organization, technical assistance provider and forum for visionary local governments. Through a strong focus on regional growth and development and transportation, DRCOG is deeply invested in improving mobility choices for people of […]


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Community Member Highlight – Douglas Howey, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition Advocate

In recent years, CCDC volunteer Douglas Howey has been the strength behind a lot of the CCDC transit advocacy. As a physics teacher who uses a wheelchair, he is uniquely equipped to engage in productive discussions about space on the buses and trains. Douglas was helpful in our resolution of an RTD bus services problem […]


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MHC Updates

Affordable Housing & Community Facilities Shared Spaces At Transit Hubs – How Transit Access And Shared Spaces Go Hand-In-Hand hosted by Denver Shared Spaces and Medici Communities Learn from the incredible collaborative work of DSS partner Mile High Connects on how shared spaces are being incorporated into transit oriented developments, intersecting nonprofits with housing and services […]


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