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Prop 123: Real Solutions for our Housing Crisis

Written on November 4, 2022 at 2:35 pm

We’re just a few days away from election day, and closer than ever to potentially passing a measure that will improve the lives of thousands of Coloradans.    If you’re interested in real estate in Colorado, you’ve probably already heard of Proposition 123, the first proposition that puts affordable housing on the ballot statewide in
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PlatteForum Unveils New Art Installation on Mosaic Community Campus

Written on October 5, 2022 at 4:34 pm

On Saturday, 9/24, ULC kicked off the Mosaic Community Campus Block Party with a Dedication Ceremony of the campus, acknowledging the indigenous origins of the land, its legacy of quality higher education, and its community-serving present and future uses. A stunning new public art installation by PlatteForum was also unveiled. PlatteForum is a Denver-based arts nonprofit
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Family Promise of Greater Denver: Helping Families Fight Housing Insecurity

Written on October 4, 2022 at 10:54 pm

Every year, hundreds of families in Denver experience homelessness. It’s a tough issue to tackle. For one, it’s much less visible than individual homelessness, and often occurs for different reasons, according to Courtney Jensen, Executive Director of Family Promise of Greater Denver.  Family Promise is Urban Land Conservancy’s newest tenant at Mountainview Nonprofit Tower. The
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Nourish Colorado: Addressing Hunger through Food Programs and Systems Change

Written on September 8, 2022 at 7:43 pm

Nourish Colorado staff at a local farmer's market Prior to the pandemic, fewer than 10% of Coloradans reported food insecurity, according to Nourish Colorado, a tenant of Urban Land Conservancy’s Tramway Nonprofit Center. Today, 33% of Coloradans report food insecurity, and 43% of those are non-white and Latino. Nourish Colorado, formerly Livewell Colorado,  has been
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Proposition 123: Affordable Housing is on the Ballot this November

Written on September 8, 2022 at 7:27 pm

Homelessness is growing faster in Colorado than in any other state. 88% of Coloradans say rising housing costs are an extremely serious problem. Half of all Colorado renters are cost burdened by rent.* It’s clear that the housing crisis in Colorado is worsening—and now, for the first time ever, affordable housing will be on the ballot
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ULC Forging New Frontiers: Poudre Commons in Fort Collins

Written on August 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm

As communities across the Front Range become increasingly desirable places to live, price increases, gentrification, and displacement have worsened. ULC recognizes the importance of creating and protecting affordable real estate that responds to these communities’ specific needs, which is why we’re so excited to announce our acquisition of Poudre Commons, a 23-acre developable site in
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Policy Corner: 2022 Was a Big Legislative Year for Affordable Housing- What’s Next?

Written on July 6, 2022 at 8:43 pm

2022 has been a landmark year for affordable housing policy in Colorado. Roughly 15 relevant affordable housing bills were passed during this year’s Colorado Legislative Session, addressing a range of issues from housing development to mobile home park stability. According to the Neighborhood Development Collaborative (NDC), a community development corporation composed of 20 Metro-Denver housing nonprofits
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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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Partner Spotlight: Eric Nesbitt

Written on June 2, 2022 at 5:16 pm

Eric Nesbitt, Esq., of Nesbitt Development, The Law Offices of Eric L. Nesbitt, and the Nesbitt Commercial Group, has been working with Urban Land Conservancy for more than eighteen years to support access to affordable commercial real estate and affordable housing and spur neighborhood revitalization. Nesbitt is a multifaceted partner, a real estate and business
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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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