News & Announcements

Partner Spotlight of the Month: The Fax Partnership

Written on March 30, 2021 at 12:22 am

The Fax Partnership (The Fax), a 501(c)3 organization, enables the East Colfax Corridor to continue growing as an equitable, transit-rich, thriving main street with a diversity of housing and neighborhood-serving businesses. Through community partnerships and collaboration with the local government, The Fax is working to create a healthy mix of affordable and engaging places for people to live, work, and enjoy life.

One Year Later: What I Hope We’ve Learned

Written on March 19, 2021 at 7:12 pm

The pandemic has provided a glimpse into what many Americans (and communities around the world) deal with on a regular basis—a never-ending pandemic of inequity, poverty, and oppression, and it’s clear that ‘normal” must be different moving forward. Here are six lessons (not listed in order of importance) I hope we take to heart—ones that could facilitate significant, lasting change.

Villa Park Community Spotlight

Written on February 26, 2021 at 7:05 pm

The Villa Park Neighborhood is located in West Denver, about three miles west of Downtown Denver. It is chiefly composed of single-family homes with some apartment buildings and townhomes. The neighborhood has access to parks, trails (including the Lakewood Dry Gulch), highways, the RTD West Line connecting Denver to Golden, and beautiful views of the city and mountains. As many Denver neighborhoods continue to become more less affordable, ULC has made an effort to create additional affordable housing opportunities within Villa Park.

Colorado CarShare Partner Spotlight

Written on February 26, 2021 at 6:49 pm

What started, in 1997, with a few neighborhood friends in Boulder who wanted to reduce their environmental impact by sharing ownership of a car has grown into one of the country’s first nonprofit Electric Vehicle (EV) carshare programs. Colorado CarShare’s mission is to empower communities to live a car-free lifestyle and positively impact their health, wealth, and shared environment. They aim to make Colorado a “cooler,” healthier, and more socially equitable place to live.

2020 Snapshot: A Year (Like No Other) In Review

Written on February 5, 2021 at 1:25 am

2020 through the lens of our strategic framework.

Partner Spotlight of the Month: Colorado Village Collaborative

Written on December 31, 2020 at 7:18 pm

CVC offers real change by bridging the gap for those living on the streets who seek stable housing. CVC creates and operates transformation housing communities in partnership with people coming from homelessness. With an anti-oppressive lens, CVC reaches across sectors to address the current housing crisis and with their partners, designs and produces housing that is affordable, quick and easy to build, community-centric, and environmentally friendly.

The Benefits of Using Community Land Trusts with Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Written on December 29, 2020 at 11:05 pm

ULC commissioned Alan Gottlieb to write a report to explore the value of combining these tools to preserve affordability in neighborhoods facing the pressures of identification.

Community Spotlight: Commerce City

Written on December 27, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Commerce City has long been a haven for people displaced from surrounding Denver neighborhoods as housing costs continue to rise. But as Colorado’s third fastest-growing city, Commerce City has also begun to see steep real-estate increases in recent years. Because of this, ULC worked with community stakeholders to develop affordable commercial rental space for nonprofits and other mission-minded organizations.

Cheers to Patrick Horvath

Written on December 1, 2020 at 9:46 pm

ULC wishes to offer our gratitude to colleague Patrick Horvath and his incredible body of work as he transitions this month from The Denver Foundation, where he has served as an advocate for countless communities and organizations for more than 20 years.

ULC Remembers Our Founder Sam Gary

Written on December 1, 2020 at 9:35 pm

Most of us are probably unaware of the many ways that Sam Gary has touched our lives. The community leader and philanthropist passed away at his home with his family on November 16 at the age of 94. There are, arguably, very few people who did more for Colorado than him.