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With your help, we can make a difference on our city’s toughest housing challenges.  

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

Latest Advocacy News

Affordable Home Repairs in Denver - new gutters - new roof - new door

Home Repair John

John’s home on the corner will stay in the family for even longer, thanks to a new roof and other updates Above: Homeowner John (right)

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Home Repair Susie

“No problem, Susie!” was a mantra that the 20-year Denver resident quickly became familiar with. After being accepted into Habitat Metro Denver’s home repair program,

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Habitat 's Advocacy Work

In Metro Denver and nationwide

We Support Policies that Make Affordable Housing Possible

Share your voice. Here’s what to look for when reviewing your ballot and community initiatives.

Supply and preservation – support state and local affordable housing funds that are dedicated to affordable homeownership development and preservation. 

Access to credit – support down payment and mortgage assistance programs, affordable mortgages and housing counseling for low-income families. 

Zoning and land use – ask your local city council representative 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 unity (ADUs), and other plans that maximize space and affordability for hardworking families. 

Broad economic mobility – 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/or 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

  • Increasing 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 increasing access to credit. We support policies that increase and broaden access to safe and sound credit for underserved populations.
  • Optimizing 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.
  • Ensuring access to and development of communities of opportunity. We support policies that protect and strengthen neighborhoods, and enable communities to thrive.