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Residents of soon-to-close Aurora mobile home park plead with City Council for help

More than 50 residents facing eviction from a north Aurora mobile home park pleaded with City Council members for help this week, in another...

Tales from inside Colorado’s teacher shortage: housing for horses and recruiters without interviews

The job fair was going well for Stephanie Polutchko and the phrase on her white name tag explained why: “high school science.” Like other prospective...

Guest Post: No right to rest

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are...

Lawmakers seek to give renters more rights when applying for an apartment

Renters looking for a more affordable place to live are spending hundreds of dollars applying for apartments, prompting Democratic lawmakers to set limits on...

Colorado renters to landlord law firm: educate don’t evict

Just after lunch on Sept. 21, a group of about a dozen people, most of them women and most of them renters, gather outside...

The Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 5: We need to talk about eviction

Tina Griego, our managing editor, recently realized that for all the stories she'd written over the years about affordable housing, gentrification and changing neighborhoods...

First person: I was evicted and it was traumatic as all hell

Jenee Donalson, 31, community organizer/artist/chef, resident of Denver I was given a notice of eviction on Nov. 12, 2012. I didn’t know anything about the...

Griego: The Denver boot

‘Who plans this?’ The tenant is living in a three-bedroom ranch-style house off a cul-de-sac in northeast Denver. Or at least that’s where she was...

Denver homeless activists have their day in court

Denver's five-year camping ban is on trial today as three homeless defendants contest tickets for sleeping outside with blankets. Police rarely issue tickets for violators of the ban, preferring...

Griego: The undeniable promise of Sun Valley

The rare celebratory press conference was held earlier this month in Sun Valley, the tucked-away Westside Denver community whose poverty has long been hidden...