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Pinkard completes renovation of Sierra Vista affordable apartments

Pinkard Construction, with owner Sierra Vista Housing Partners, owner’s representative The ITEX Group, and Workshop8 architects, has completed renovations of the $10.9 million Sierra Vista affordable apartments in Denver.

Kris Oppermann Stern

March 3, 2019

Betters retires from Loveland Housing Authority

In November, Colorado’s longest-serving public housing authority executive director retired. When Sam Betters, of the Loveland Housing Authority, was asked why he decided to step down, he simply


February 24, 2019

Quality of life remains key for Espinosa’s projects

On a January afternoon, I had the opportunity to have coffee with Joseph Espinosa, executive director of Brighton Housing Authority, and talk to him about architecture, resident services and his goal of


February 17, 2019

Right of first refusal ordinance brings complexities

The city of Denver predicts that nearly 2,000 apartment units within the city and county limits are at risk of converting from affordable-restricted units to market-rate units in the coming years; potentially


February 17, 2019

Plain and simple: Colorado needs more housing

We face real challenges to the affordable housing issue. In both the public and political arena, the increase in demand for attainable housing, coupled with hurdles to create more housing, is a growing problem.


November 26, 2018

Englewood succeeds in offering affordable option

The pace of growth in the Denver region in recent years has generated an unprecedented level of investment in real estate development, new and expanding businesses, and new residents. Two challenging impacts from this rapidly


November 25, 2018

Westwood Crossing enjoys hard-fought success

The southwest corner of South Irving Street and West Alameda Avenue in Denver was once occupied by a neighborhood bar, inside which lived the goal posts that stood in the south end zone of Mile High Stadium the first


November 19, 2018

All In Denver shares results from city housing poll

All In Denver is a nonprofit advocacy organization that believes an equitable city is where all people have the opportunity to prosper and thrive. Formed in 2016 by a group of housing, planning, education and arts


August 17, 2018

Grants, loans available from CO Division of Housing

The Colorado Division of Housing is part of the Department of Local Affairs and was created by statute in 1970 to improve access for all Coloradans to decent, affordable housing. DOH assists local communities in


May 18, 2018

Municipalities get creative for affordable housing

A recent Colorado Mesa University poll showed that residents across the state call housing affordability the biggest issue facing their communities. Many Colorado municipalities and counties – rural, mountain,


May 12, 2018