News & Announcements

Partner Spotlight of the Month: Housing Colorado

Written on October 29, 2020 at 8:33 pm

Earlier in October, Housing Colorado successfully shifted their largest annual conference to a virtual event. Dr. Tiffany Manuel, PhD, opened the 2020 Housing Colorado Conference as the keynote speaker and said, “This is a moment to go big and have transformational work in the affordable housing industry.”

Proposition EE Hits All Marks

Written on October 28, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Aaron Miripol, President and CEO, endorses Proposition EE

Groundbreaking at 48th and Race Street

Written on October 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm

In 30 degree weather, ULC made history as we broke ground on October 16th on the largest permanently affordable housing community, Viña, and health clinic, Clinica Tepeyac, in Denver at 48th and Race Street. Viña represents the first phase of an affordable mixed-use development spanning six acres across an entire city block in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. In addition to providing affordable housing, the project will include the expansion of local healthcare services by Clínica Tepeyac.

On the Right to Life and Dignity

Written on October 16, 2020 at 5:01 pm

I believe that access to housing is a fundamental human right. As the Vice President of Real Estate, I work every day to make affordable residential and commercial options available throughout the region. As a Black man, however, I recognize that my basic right for personal security, while constitutional, is not observed by all.

Funding Opportunity: Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund

Written on October 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Urban Land Conservancy recognizes that one of the most substantial barriers to impact for Black-led/serving organizations who aspire to build is access to capital. To help address this disparity, The Urban Land Conservancy has supported the Black Resilience in Colorado fund in the amount of $250,000 to support 501-c-3 organizations that are Black-led/serving with low-interest loans for pre-development or capital expenditures.

Partner Spotlight of the Month: Chanele Richardson!

Written on October 1, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Born and raised in Denver, Chanele Richardson has witnessed the growing lack of affordable housing in Colorado, firsthand. Thirteen of her 18 years working in the industry have been in the affordable housing arena. Since 2010, she has worked at Echelon Property Group, and is currently serving as the Senior Regional Manager for a diverse portfolio of multifamily communities, ranging from market to Low Income Tax Credit.

Neighborhood Focus: Aurora

Written on October 1, 2020 at 5:59 pm

In 2014, ULC acquired our first property in Aurora, which is now home to the New Legacy Charter School. In 2018, we acquired the Oxford Vista Campus.

Neighborhood Focus: Elyria-Swansea and Globeville

Written on September 1, 2020 at 10:34 pm

Globeville and Elyria-Swansea are some of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods—with industrial roots that predate the 1900s. The community, once predominantly Latino, has become a high risk for displacement because of large-scale redevelopment plans, including the National Western Complex, Brighton Boulevard, and expansions to light rail stations and I-70.   Race TOD In 2015, ULC purchased land near
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Partner Spotlight of the Month: Neighborhood Development Collaborative & Jonathan Cappelli

Written on September 1, 2020 at 9:47 pm

“Before NDC, collaboration within the affordable housing community was limited,” said Jonathan Cappelli, NDC’s Executive Director. “Organizations were in their own lanes of advocacy depending on where they were on the housing spectrum. NDC has become a powerful and unifying voice for the affordable housing community in Denver.”

2019 Impact Report

Written on August 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm

In late 2019, ULC conducted an evaluation to determine the missions of these tenants, who they serve, what benefits they perceive from leasing offices in ULC-owned buildings, and what their collective impact is.