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Together, we can make a difference on our city’s toughest housing challenges.     

In Metro Denver, 1 in 4 households are burdened by housing costs. Too many of our neighbors are on the verge of losing their homes due to rising rents. And many more have to make extremely difficult financial decisions for themselves and their families, because of the high cost of housing. 

Join us in advocating for policies that support affordable homeownership in Metro Denver. 

Advocacy FAQs

Why does Habitat advocate? 
  • We advocate with one simple goal – to increase affordable homeownership in Metro Denver and ensure more families have a safe, affordable place to call home. Affordable homes are not possible without advocacy. We need policies, funds, and support by local officials to increase affordable homeownership investment and create equitable and accessible homeownership for all. 
What are some of Habitat’s advocacy successes?  
  • Advocating on the local level for funding and zoning that supports affordable homeownership development in Metro Denver. 
  • Engaging and providing resources to voters annually on elections within their communities! 
How do I find out who represents me?  
How do I vote in Colorado? 
  • The Colorado Secretary of State’s website has all the info you’ll need, like how to register, find your polling location, who’s on your ballot, and more. Visit 

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What Habitat Supports

In Metro Denver and nationwide

We Support Policies that make Affordable Homeownership Possible

Here are the kinds of policies that Habitat Metro Denver supports to increase affordable homeownership opportunities in our communities. Look for these themes when reviewing your ballot and community initiatives.
  • Supply and preservation – We support state and local affordable housing funds that are dedicated to affordable homeownership development and preservation.  
  • Access to credit – We support down payment and mortgage assistance programs, affordable mortgages and housing counseling for low-income families.  
  • Zoning and land use – We ask local city council representatives how multi-family developments could bring affordable, decent homes to your neighborhood and enrich the area. Support multi-family developments that allow the building of duplexes, townhomes, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and other plans that maximize space and affordability for hardworking families.  
  • Broad economic mobility – We support policies that help more people gain access to neighborhoods that are safe, include good schools, and have access to healthy food and transportation. 

Advocacy in our State & Nation

Habitat Colorado Advocacy Priorities

  • Create and maintain statewide resources for affordable housing. 
  • Take appropriate action on building, real estate and lending industry standards. 
  • Support legislation regulating practices that take advantage of people living in poverty. 
  • Take appropriate action on legislation affecting business practices. 
  • Create and support collaborative efforts to solve rural housing issues, including but not limited to aging populations, aging housing stock, and teacher retention. 
  • Support Habitat for Humanity International legislative priorities. 

Habitat U.S. and International Advocacy Priorities

  • Increase supply and preservation of affordable homes. We support policies that increase the production, preservation and accessibility of homes that are affordable for lower-income households. 
  • Equitably increase access to credit. We support policies that increase and broaden access to safe and sound credit for underserved populations. 
  • Optimize land use for affordable homes. We support policies related to land acquisition, use and development that bring down the cost of building, promote fair housing, and fully reflect community needs. 
  • Ensure access to and development of communities of opportunity. We support policies that protect and strengthen neighborhoods, and enable communities to thrive.