Denver is receiving nearly $22M in federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the US. Department of Treasury. The new program will complement Denver’s locally funded Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program as well as a similar program deployed with federal Coronavirus Relief Funds last year. Together, these programs served more than 2,100 unique households between March-December 2020.
Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI), through the support of Mayor Michael B. Hancock, has received $300,000 from the Metropolitan City 2021 CommunityWINS grant to support its Housing Stability Flexible Fund (Flex Fund). The grant will support individuals and households who are experiencing homelessness but have an immediate housing opportunity, as well as those at risk of experiencing homelessness.
We just learned of a transfer of ownership application for 1076 Ogden. Click for more information.
Denver Streets Partnership is accepting applications for its 2nd Annual Advocacy Academy, a virtual 10-week course to teach the tools, expertise, and connections to be a transit, walking, rolling, and biking leader into the future. Applications are due on or before February 10, 2021.
The Denver Art Museum is looking for a local artist (or multiple artists working in collaboration) to create a mural in the revitalized Martin Building. Applications are due Feb. 12, 2021.
Sidewalk pantries and community fridges are wonderful additions to our neighborhoods, but ensuring the food is safe for the consumer is paramount. DDPHE regulates how food can be shared in Denver to keep residents safe from contamination. The city offers many options and opportunities for prepared meals and grocery pick up to keep Denverites fed in these trying times.
DOTI is committed to achieving a network of better bike facilities in Denver that make it more comfortable, safe, and accessible for cyclists
On January 14, elected officials held a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall to share information with their constituents.
On January 13, 2021, DDP hosted a Safety and Security Town Hall featuring Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen, Alan Salazar (Mayor Hancock’s Chief of Staff), Evan Dreyer (Mayor Hancock’s Deputy Chief of Staff), and Mary Dulacki (Denver’s Deputy Director of Public Safety).