Soliván warned that the effects of displacement and gentrification run far deeper than many people expect, and he pointed to the Ink Coffee furor as a prime example.
A 2015 ordinance gives Denver the right to buy affordable housing units are about to convert to market-rate rents. It hasn't exercised that right yet.
Frustration with lack of information led two council members to essentially vote against free money for housing.
"The balance between costs of housing in the city and wages… those two are grossly out of line."
Leader of Denver’s new office of HOPE on city’s housing crisis: “We know there are limited resources and limited patience”
The idea is that this office will help turn the city's many plans around housing, homelessness and economic development into coordinated action.