News & Announcements

Former Johnson & Wales University is Officially Renamed “Mosaic Community Campus”

Written on July 5, 2022 at 9:36 pm

In June of 2021, Nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), Denver Public Schools (DPS), and Denver Housing Authority (DHA) purchased the former Johnson & Wales University Denver Campus to repurpose it for community access and benefit. Today, the owners announced they have officially renamed the campus “Mosaic Community Campus.” The new name was attained through an
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In Memory of Gerie Grimes

Written on June 2, 2022 at 9:12 pm

Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) would like to acknowledge the passing of Geraldine “Gerie” Grimes on May 11, 2022. Ms. Grimes was a pillar in her community and beyond, providing leadership to organizations such as the Center for African American Health, Denver Early Childhood Council, Colorado Black Women for Political Action, Holly Area Redevelopment Project (HARP),
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ULC Supports Nonprofits with Affordable Commercial Space: Creating Collaborative Office Hubs is a Big Part of our Mission

Written on June 1, 2022 at 7:29 pm

Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) is known for its work counteracting displacement through preserving, developing, stewarding, and managing permanently affordable housing, libraries, schools, and parks. However, it is often a surprise to many that ULC’s efforts to address community disparities include the acquisition, ownership, and management of commercial buildings throughout the Denver Metro Area.  Ever budget-conscious, nonprofits
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Partner Spotlight of the Month: Blue Star Recyclers

Written on April 3, 2022 at 5:20 pm

Fourteen years ago, Bill Morris walked into an adult day program and watched four men expertly take apart electronics. He noticed how focused, interested, and downright skilled they were at the task. They also all happened to be on the autism spectrum. Morris knew these men had marketable skills and wondered if he would be able to find them some longer-term employment.

A Perspective on Sustainability by Grant Swanson

Written on April 3, 2022 at 4:58 pm

To use the technical term, the crawlspaces were disgusting. The year was 2010, and my company, GB3 Energy Solutions, had been hired to weatherize the crawlspaces at ULC’s Dahlia Street Apartments.

Re:Vision and Urban Land Conservancy Partner to Make RISE Westwood A Site for Optimum Community Benefit

Written on April 1, 2022 at 11:21 pm

Denver – Denver-area nonprofit, Re:Vision, helps cultivate thriving, resilient communities by developing local leaders, growing community food systems, and building a locally-owned economy.

Partner Spotlight of the Month: CEDS Finance

Written on March 3, 2022 at 12:47 am

Established in 2009, CEDS Finance supports the American Dream of financial self-sufficiency by assisting immigrants, refugees, and those from underserved communities to start, grow, or strengthen their small businesses in Metro Denver. CEDS Finance is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Intermediary Lender that provides business loans and support services to underserved business owners across Metro Denver.

Partner Spotlight of the Month: Archway Communities

Written on February 2, 2022 at 11:19 pm

Archway Communities elevates lives by providing affordable housing, food security, and the supportive social services people need to thrive. Since its founding in 1995, Archway Communities has remained steadfast to its commitment to provide service-enriched affordable housing for very low-to-moderate income families in Colorado. They are guided by seeing the humanity and interconnectedness in all that they do and aiding in creating communities grounded in dignity and respect for families, neighbors, and staff.

Denver Housing Authority Announces 2022 Priorities Including Building Thousands of New Housing Options in Denver

Written on January 26, 2022 at 9:47 pm

To support its growth and ensure equity, DHA launches a new brand look and feel.

ULC celebrates the life of Noel Khalil, founder of Columbia Residential

Written on December 3, 2021 at 11:21 pm

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes, “Noel Khalil made a career out of building “cathedrals for God’s children.”