Report: Urban Affordable & Free Housing Found in Unexpected Places
Urban areas of Denver and Aurora are getting creative in funding and finding affordable housing. Denver’s City Council approved a rezoning effort along East Colfax to allow for Accessory Dwelling Units “ADU”, sometimes called, “Granny Flats.” This rezoning change allows property owners to use their garages, attics, or even new builds to rent, without having to seek the city’s permission first. East Colfax now has 2,058 more property owners that might benefit from being able to rent out these spaces. Churches are also using their property to host free or low-income housing in Aurora. The Sentinel cited CAR Market Trends as a resource to report that the City of Aurora funded the construction of 30, 64-square-foot pallet homes at the Salvation Army. Additionally, The Havana Heights neighborhood will soon have 20-homes for sale on a piece of property owned by the Mountain View United Church, which is being developed in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.