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Urban Land Conservancy, Denver Public Schools, and Denver Housing Authority Purchase Former Johnson & Wales Campus

Written on June 9, 2021 at 3:18 pm

With Plans to Preserve for Education, Economic Development, and Housing

From Intern to Changemaker

Written on June 2, 2021 at 8:46 pm

Many ULC’s former interns now work on various mission-driven projects and roles, from city planners to founders and executive directors of community-serving organizations. We are thrilled to share our From Intern to Changemaker project. Please enjoy!

Energy Outreach Colorado Partner Spotlight

Written on April 29, 2021 at 7:54 pm

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) leads a network of industry, state, and local partners to support, stabilize, and sustain Coloradans to afford their energy needs. Established in 1989, EOC was formed on the belief that everyone deserves affordable access to the vital resources that power our homes. When everyone can afford and maintain their home energy usage, they can focus on living rather than merely surviving.

Accountability in April’s Verdict

Written on April 21, 2021 at 11:43 pm

April's guilty-on-all-three-counts verdict for the murder of George Floyd brings some accountability and some justice, not only for George Floyd’s family, but for the countless unpunished murders of Black people—so many at the hands of police: Emmett Till, Fred Hampton, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Breonna Taylor, and Elijah McClain are just a few of the
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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.