Read the top three stories for Denver Perfect 10’s December 2022 Newsletter
Councilmember Hinds’ Welcome Letter
Happy holidays! May this beautiful holiday season fill your heart with love, your home with joy, and your life with laughter. Wishing you and your family love, peace, and happiness!
As usual, December also marks the time of the year we ask for your thoughts and input on Denver, District 10, and issues that are important to you. Please consider taking our annual survey! You can find it here: https://www.denverperfect10.com/survey.
Have a lovely rest of your 2022, and if I don’t see you before then, I hope we connect in 2023!
Councilmember Chris Hinds
$154 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding Approved
City Council approved on Nov. 28 a proposal to allocate $154 million in new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to be spent through 2026. The passage of the federal funds includes 32 programs through multiple Denver agencies, with half of the new funds going toward housing stability and homelessness resolution. The funding includes:
- $77.73 million for Housing Stability and Homelessness Resolution Support. Projects include:
- $20 million for down payment assistance and developing a pipeline of affordable homeownership for households impacted by past redlining practices.
- $23.25 million for supporting acquisition of hotels or properties for housing navigation centers as a bridge to help people exit homelessness.
- $20 million for supporting acquisition of hotels or properties for supportive housing units.
- $14.48 million to continue the Safe Outdoor Spaces program, the Safe Parking program, and rehousing assistance.
Read about additional funded projects and more here.
Bag of Colfax
Shop small this holiday season with a Bag of Colfax! These gift bags are filled with a little mystery and a lot of love from local businesses. Each bag has 5-7 products from businesses along the Colfax corridor, along with a couple of exclusive items from the team at Colfax Ave. Shop the Standard Bag, or upgrade to the VIP Bag – your goodies will come packed in a durable tote made from upcycled materials from vintage Colfax street banners.
Shop here: colfaxave.com/bag-of-colfax
- Denver just got a lot of money to remove lead pipes. Here’s what it means for you – Denverite
- Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests are available at Denver Recreation Centers – Denver Department of Public Health & Environment