A recent survey in Denver finds that housing is a key issue for many of the city’s residents. The poll, commissioned by Enterprise and All In Denver – a group comprised of residents, advocates and developers – surveyed 402 voters on their top concerns heading into the 2018 election. The survey found wide support for expanding efforts to build more affordable housing, including support for a housing bond initiative on the 2018 ballot. Last September, Denver approved an increase on impact fees and taxes to fund a $150 million affordable housing plan; 68 percent of respondents of the recent poll now say they support a $300 million bond, plus a new half-million dollar tax, to support affordable housing development. Despite broad public support, city officials have stated that there is a concern over the city’s borrowing capacity for a new housing bond.
Published by Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing
The vision of OCAH: That all Oklahomans have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy and affordable homes. Our Mission: To lead the movement to ensure that all residents of the state of Oklahoma flourish in safe, affordable homes and to help communities develop safe and affordable housing options for all of their residents. We reach our mission through advocacy, education and practical training to foster the production and maintenance of affordable housing throughout the state. View all posts by Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing