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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...

To hire and keep good teachers as housing costs rise, Colorado school districts take...

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Ann Schimke on December 20, 2016 As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders...

Griego: The unseen reach of an affordable housing crisis

Around 3 p.m. on Sept. 23, Patrick Hale – once married, once living in a lovely Victorian home in north Denver, once driving a BMW...