MHC Closes Its Doors

Mile High Connects, a mission-accomplished regional collaborative focused on affordable housing, economic opportunity and equitable recovery, closes its doors this year and transitions its work to fellow partners.

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Bringing Little Free Libraries to Your RTD Station

Community artist & leader Nikki Biefel has started a movement, transforming newspaper boxes at RTD stations into mini works of art, filled with books and treasures for the community! Little free libraries are found throughout RTD, including Gold Strike Station in Arvada, Sheridan Station in Westminster, Clear Creek Station, and Pecos Junction, just to name […]

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What the Infrastructure Deal Means for Colorado Communities

MHC convened a regional conversation on the transit, broadband, and equity components of the BIF to unpack what this means for Colorado and how community organizations can best position themselves to be able to influence and access the federal funds.

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Denver’s Expanding Housing Affordability

way to go on addressing the housing shortage for our low-income neighbors, we celebrate the years-long community organizing and policy advocacy efforts that led to the passing of HB21-1117, which allowed localities to mandate affordable housing or equal alternatives in new developments. Keep up with Denver’s EHA as it makes its way through council this spring. 

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Ushering in 2022 with Continued Support of Our Collaborative Partners

As the Denver metro region continues to grow in the face of climate change, COVID, and lack of affordability for so many, MHC understands more than ever the importance of bringing together individuals, organizations, philanthropy, and government to achieve community change at levels they cannot achieve alone. As we usher in the new year, we […]

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rulemaking – Centering Equity in the Process 2.0

11/18/2021 This was the second letter we sent to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to advocate for equity in the greenhouse gas rulemaking process. The undersigned members of the Denver-based Land Use Work Group (LUWG), including nonprofit advocacy organizations, nonprofit developers, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), and residents tracking and amplifying local efforts while advocating […]

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Reclaiming Our Future – This is Our Moment

From our November 2021 Newsletter A Word, First: Welcome to budget season! We’ve seen a flurry of media coverage on investments in our communities. The bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is an important investment in public transit and infrastructure improvements that bring broadband internet and lead-free pipes to neighborhoods. The passage of this bill is due in […]

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Celebrating the Power of Hispanic & Latino Entrepreneurs

From our October 2021 Newsletter: A word from our Executive Director, Deyanira Zavala This week, we wind down National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, a month-long celebration on the experience and imprints that Hispanic and Latinx culture leave on all of us. The Hispanic/Latinx cultural legacy is one of the reasons we found our way to this […]

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rulemaking – Centering Equity in the Process

10/14/2021Subject: Green House Gas Emissions Rulemaking – Recommendations for a more equitable process The undersigned members of the Denver-based Land Use Work Group (LUWG) led by Mile High Connects, Denver Streets Partnership, and YIMBY Denver applauds CDOT in its stakeholder outreach and thank you for the opportunity to provide input on the draft Rules Governing […]

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Equitable Community Spaces in a Post-Pandemic World

One thing we know is that Coronavirus/COVID-19 is here to stay – but the way we began to engage with institutions in virtual and hybrid spaces may not. Earlier this month, Mile High Connects and our Bay Area friend Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative hosted a conversation with a handful of community leaders from […]

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