An adequate supply of quality affordable housing and nonprofit facilities is important to our community in two key ways. First, it is a critical component of helping our low- and moderate-income level families succeed. Second, it is a strong economic driver.
Community development corporations, including the local housing authority, have built more than 10,000 affordable homes, over 500,000 square feet of nonprofit facility space, put thousands of people to work, and contributed more than $1 billion to Denver’s economy.
to support sustainable community development strategies.
- CDP has a community development focus (defined as focusing on health, including food access, jobs and job training, small business support and development, affordable housing, safety, etc.), rather than purely an affordable housing focus.
- The CDP is a place to have neighborhood-focused conversations, with the goal of finding opportunities to work together.
- The CDP helps to focus resources on community needs, and to find ways to increase the leveraging of funds through collaboration.
- Broad sharing of information and strategies
- An in-depth focus on one neighborhood, initiative, collaborative project, or opportunity
- A Plenary Idea Exchange, focused on a common learning topic or strategic issue, during which participants pose particular questions/challenges and brainstorm answers
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