Strengthen renter protections to prevent displacement near transit

The rising cost of living across the Denver Metro region has forced in hundreds of thousands of working individuals and families to make impossible tradeoffs when it comes to their monthly income, often faced with the difficult choice between paying rent and purchasing groceries. Despite progress in affordable housing development, tenants are often left behind, facing unnecessary eviction or forced displacement. Through a regional coalition of residents and organizational partners, Mile High Connects seeks to strengthen local policies and practices that protect not only the affordability of housing units near transit, but also the people living in them. Ensuring that renters have equal access to housing units, live in habitable conditions and have protections in eviction processes are all critical to supporting people and the diverse communities in which they live.

7th

is Denver's rating by Governing Magazine of the nation's "most gentrified cities."

36,000

families in Colorado that received official eviction notices in 2016.

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