Affordable Housing

  • Denver Teacher Strike a Success Amid Nationwide Walkouts

    February 22, 2019
    Denver, CO – After three days of striking and late nights of negotiating, many Denver teachers returned to their classrooms on Thursday, February 14, 2019 after a tentative agreement was struck between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and Denver Public Schools (DPS). The agreement…...
  • Second Hearing Postponed for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 18, 2018
    UPDATE: On Saturday, March 17, 2018, during the Aurora City Council’s Winter Workshop, the council decided to move a proposal of a 10-month moratorium on mobile home park redevelopment to an official vote during their city council meeting on March 26, 2018. Aurora, CO –…...
  • Fourth Push for Homeless Bill of Rights in Colorado Legislature

    March 14, 2018
    UPDATE: After seven hours of testimony including over 100 people testifying in favor of the Homeless Bill of Rights and about five testifying against, the bill was voted down for the fourth year in a row with a vote of 10-3. Denver, CO – For…...
  • First Lawsuit Hearing for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 2, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On February 23, 2018, residents of Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park, members of 9to5 Colorado, and community members attended the first hearing in a collective lawsuit filed against the park’s owners. The lawsuit alleges that since the time the park’s residents created…...
  • Denver’s First Tiny Home Village ‘Beloved Community Village’ Turns Six Months Old

    January 19, 2018
    Denver, CO – On July 21, 2017, after four years of fundraising, community building, and meetings with politicians and city workers to change city codes, sixteen formerly unhoused Denver residents moved into Denver’s first tiny home village called Beloved Community Village. However, the village was…...
  • Longtime Denver Community Residents Boycott ink! Coffee

    December 7, 2017
    Denver, CO – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, over 200 people rallied outside of ink! Coffee shop on Larimer Street in downtown Denver to show their opposition to the shop’s recent advertising displays. Unicorn Riot provided live coverage of the community responses to the incidents…...
  • Denver Park Rangers Take Sleeping Bag, Tent from Houseless Man in 25 Degree Weather

    November 12, 2017
    Denver, CO – On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, despite below freezing temperatures and snowfall, daily sweeps of unhoused Denver residents continued. As usual, Denver police, city workers, and park rangers descended on people keeping warm under blankets and inside their tents and told them to…...
  • Eighty Families Offer to Purchase Mobile Home Park to Avoid Eviction

    September 25, 2017
    Aurora, CO – On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the organization 9to5 Colorado, hosted a renter’s rights action in solidarity with residents at the Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park. This action was part of a nation-wide Renter Week Of Action organized by Right To The City…...
  • Denver Human Rights Activist and Community Organizer, Terese Howard, Faces Up to 30 Days in Jail

    August 24, 2017
    UPDATE (8/24/17 at 11:30 AM MDT): On Thursday morning during the press conference outside the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver, Terese Howard spoke to a group of supporters and fellow activists about the city’s back-tracking: Because of a lot of the public pressure that has ensued…...
  • Housing Activists Hoist Tent City Occupation of Baltimore’s City Hall

    August 20, 2017
    Baltimore, MD – The historic civil rights organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), houseless members of the community and activists, have erected a tent city outside of Baltimore’s City Hall. They are demanding a Racial Equity Benefits Agreement to “structurally address economics, criminal justice,…...