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Affordable housing isn’t just an urban issue in Denver — suburban planners are facing it, too

Affordable housing isn’t just an urban issue in Denver — suburban planners are facing it, too

The redevelopment of the former Westminster Mall has been billed as an opportunity to redefine suburban America. A piece of that renewal attacks a growing problem across the Denver metro area: the scarcity of affordable housing.

Number of homes for sale in Denver in November was a record low for the month

Number of homes for sale in Denver in November was a record low for the month

A thin supply of homes available for sale in November left house hunters hungry, according to an update released Tuesday by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.

Number of homes for sale in Denver in November was a record low for the month

Number of homes for sale in Denver in November was a record low for the month

A thin supply of homes available for sale in November left house hunters hungry, according to an update released Tuesday by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.

More Coloradans moving out as population growth brings traffic headaches, higher home prices

More Coloradans moving out as population growth brings traffic headaches, higher home prices

Ten thousand more people left Colorado in 2016 than in 2015 and the outflow last year was nearly 30,000 above the 2010 to 2015 average of 163,368 residents departing for other states, according to the American Community Survey that the U.S. Census Bureau conducts each year.

“I really miss the Colorado I had growing up.” Former Coloradans explain why they left.

“I really miss the Colorado I had growing up.” Former Coloradans explain why they left.

The number of Coloradans leaving the state has risen, and there are some threads in the reasons that people are giving for their departures. “I got frustrated trying to find decent work,” said one. “Driving to the mountains was a nightmare,” voiced another.

School district agrees to sell land for low-income homes in southeast Colorado Springs

School district agrees to sell land for low-income homes in southeast Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs School District 11 has agreed to sell a 22-acre plot of land in the southeast part of the city to help execute a plan to build up to 250 single-family homes for low-income residents.

School district agrees to sell land for low-income homes in southeast Colorado Springs

School district agrees to sell land for low-income homes in southeast Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs School District 11 has agreed to sell a 22-acre plot of land in the southeast part of the city to help execute a plan to build up to 250 single-family homes for low-income residents.

In deal fostered by Denver, 150 affordable apartments could rise at soon-to-be-vacated CDOT headquarters

In deal fostered by Denver, 150 affordable apartments could rise at soon-to-be-vacated CDOT headquarters

Affordably priced apartments and retail could sprout from the site of the soon-to-be-vacated headquarters of the Colorado Department of Transportation in southeast Denver.

Denver’s tech job growth and office rent increases slower than most of the top 30 tech markets

Denver’s tech job growth and office rent increases slower than most of the top 30 tech markets

Denver edged up a spot on the annual Tech-30 Report, released Wednesday by commercial real estate broker CBRE.

Denver’s tech job growth and office rent increases slower than most of the top 30 tech markets

Denver’s tech job growth and office rent increases slower than most of the top 30 tech markets

Denver edged up a spot on the annual Tech-30 Report, released Wednesday by commercial real estate broker CBRE.