Through Partnership, We Address Inequities in Housing
Sept. 27, 2022
A wealth gap persists in Colorado, including homeownership.
As of 2020, 73% of white Coloradans owned their own home, compared with 41% of Black Coloradans and 55% of Latinx Coloradans.* We recognize that we must do more – and you can help.
We support local rezoning and development projects that will make affordable homeownership possible for more Denver families. You can make a difference by supporting policies like these in your area.
What is your reason for adding your voice to the conversation?
- ...to create equal opportunities for young people entering our workforce?
- ...to ensure your children’s teachers can afford a home?
- ... to help ccreate more equitable communities?
No matter your reason, we invite you to help us build a more equitable community through housing.
What We Can Do Together
At Habitat Metro Denver, we’re committed to finding solutions to the affordable housing crisis. You can make a difference by supporting policies that include:
Supply and preservation – support state and local affordable housing funds that are dedicated to affordable homeownership development and preservation.
Access to credit – support down payment and mortgage assistance programs, affordable mortgages and housing counseling for low-income families.
Zoning and land use – ask your local city council representative how multi-family developments could bring affordable, decent homes to your neighborhood and enrich the area. Support multi-family developments that allow the building of duplexes, townhomes, accessory dwelling unity (ADUs), and other plans that maximize space and affordability for hardworking families.
Broaden economic mobility – support policies that help more people gain access to neighborhoods that are safe, include good schools, and have access to healthy food and transportation.