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January 2023 Newsletter Highlights

Denver Funds Supportive Housing Youth in River North Art District

Supportive housing for youth experiencing homelessness will soon break ground in the Five Points neighborhood and Denver’s
River North Arts District thanks to development financing to be provided by the Department of Housing Stability (HOST).

Denver City Council approved a $3 million performance loan to Pennrose, LLC, to support construction of 56 income-restricted apartments to house youth, ages 18 to 24, who are transitioning from homelessness and/or foster care. The project will offer wraparound supportive services using a trauma-informed and harm reduction approach, including case management and peer support, to assist residents with maintaining their housing and, ultimately, transitioning to independent living. In addition, the project will include onsite access to employment opportunities.

You can find more information on this project here.

Apply for the Waste No More Implementation Task Force

In November, 70% of Denver voters approved the Waste No More ballot initiative. The city is forming a task force to consider revisions to clarify the requirements, define the city’s enforcement process, and adjust the implementation timeline. If you are interested in serving on the Waste No More Task Force, please complete this application and submit it no later than Friday, January 27, 2023.

Councilmember Hinds is part of this task force, so this would be an opportunity for a Perfect 10 resident to work directly with your elected representative on this important topic.

Expanded Waste Services

In January, Denver will begin weekly recycling collection service. Customers can set out their recycling cart, as needed, on a weekly basis on their regular trash collection day. Based on the law passed by City Council last June, recycling service is now free for anyone who qualifies for the City and County of Denver’s trash collection. Qualified customers are billed now based on trash collection – not recycling, composting, or any of a wide range of waste collection services offered by Denver. Quarterly billing begins January through March, with customers charged a monthly fee ranging from $9 to $21 based on the size of their trash cart. Rebate applications are available for eligible Denver residents who need financial assistance.

Starting in the summer, the city will expand weekly compost collection for all City and County of Denver customers. If you always have extra room in your trash cart, you may want to request a smaller size now through pocketgov.org or by calling 311.

Look for more information at denvergov.org/expandedcollection.

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