Across the country, only 43 percent of black households own their residence, the report says. In Denver, that number is even lower.
The Denver City Council is about to decide whether to build a huge flood-control project in Denver with a significant hike to sewer service prices. That project, called Platte to Park Hill, has come under intense public scrutiny lately, in part because its infrastructure runs through neighborhoods that have long dealt with the worst side-effects of Denver's industry and development. Who's it going to benefit, is it really necessary, and how will it affect the people who live near it?