City Council Passes Initiative to Fight Housing Discrimination

By: Robin Kniech

Great news! As you know, I’ve been working on a bill to ensure that no one is turned away from a home they can afford just because of how they will pay for it. Earlier this week, the Denver City Council voted to pass the initiative!

The overwhelming victory means that single mothers who rely on child support, veterans on disability, students who utilize loans, and other low and moderate income residents in Denver can access safe and affordable homes regardless of how they pay their rent or mortgage.

This is a win for all of Denver! The measure was truly community-driven, and was guided by best practices we’ve observed around the country. When the community fully engages and provides their input on policies that will strengthen the fabric of our city, we all benefit. For more than seven years, I have prioritized partnerships and let the community inspire my work on Council. Thank you for all that you do.

I want to continue to serve as your partner and champion, and I’d be honored to have your support for my re-election campaign. I’m collecting early endorsements and a list of folks interested in volunteering. Please take a moment to fill out the form on my website and we’ll be in touch!

Please also consider contributing to my grassroots campaign so that I can continue fighting for our community. Let’s keep the momentum going– there is much work left to be done.

This is certainly a victory, but I’m grounded and aware of the issues we continue to face. And I can assure you, there is no single solution to meeting Denver’s housing challenges. Whether it’s helping seniors who want to age in place, moving more veterans out of homelessness into homes, or ensuring families can stay in their homes without disrupting their children’s education, we have to work on each solution collaboratively to keep growing our impact. Let’s keep at it.

Forward. Together.

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