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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.

Policy Update: August 2020

Written on August 3, 2020 at 9:43 pm

Senate Republicans released their Covid-19 economic relief proposal on 7/27/2020, kicking off what could be several weeks of negotiations for the next relief package. Read more here.

Partner Spotlight of the Month: The Denver Justice Project

Written on August 3, 2020 at 8:33 pm

DJP’s mission is to work with historically marginalized communities to address systemic racism by transforming law enforcement and the structure of the criminal justice system through intersectional movement building, direct action, advocacy, and collaborative education.

Neighborhood Focus: Santa Fe Arts District

Written on August 3, 2020 at 7:56 pm

One of the communities ULC is proud to partner with is the vibrant Santa Fe Arts District.

The Journey Continues

Written on July 22, 2020 at 5:36 pm

This past week America suffered a great loss with the passing of Congressman John Lewis of Georgia. The good news of this week is that ULC, in our small way, has carried on Lewis’s legacy of gaining power through land ownership, as residents moved into the newly opened Walnut Street Lofts, 66 permanently affordable apartments developed by Medic Consulting Group, which are held in ULC’s 99-year ground lease.

Partner Spotlight of the Month: John Emmeus Davis

Written on July 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

John Emmeus Davis is the true guru of community land trusts, and is an accomplished scholar, writer, teacher, city planner, and community organizer.

Neighborhood Focus: Lakewood

Written on July 1, 2020 at 5:48 pm

One of the many communities ULC is proud to partner with is Lakewood.

Policy Corner, July 2020

Written on July 1, 2020 at 5:12 pm

June was a busy month for policy in Colorado, and several new measures were signed into law.