Denver Housing Forum to Explore Stronger Solutions for Affordability

Fifth annual event brings together housing stakeholders, community leaders to advance strategies to make Denver more affordable and accessible for all 

Learn more and register now. This forum will provide an opportunity for residents and leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to convene and discuss policy tools and investment strategies to create, preserve, and promote affordable housing throughout the Denver metropolitan area and surrounding regions.

April 19, 2019, Hyatt Regency, Downtown Denver.

Denver is working harder than ever to advance affordability through record amounts of new funding, new investments and policy solutions. One of the city’s greatest strengths in tackling the affordability challenge is through its ability to convene – to gather local, regional and national leaders to explore best practices and craft possible new solutions.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Denver Office of Economic Development will convene the fifth annual Denver Housing Forum, April 19, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. The forum brings together more than 600 public, private, nonprofit sector and community leaders to discuss innovative policy tools and investment strategies to create and preserve affordable housing throughout the region.

“No one person, organization or city agency can address this issue all on their own, and many of our housing successes, like the dedicated affordable housing fund, have  happened because we joined together to think big, challenge assumptions, and advance our collective efforts,” Mayor Hancock said. “This annual forum brings those key stakeholders together to continue the conversation and drive actions to bring more equity to our housing market and create more affordable homes for Denver’s families.”

The day’s agenda includes both general and breakout sessions, with topics including public/private partnerships, innovative financing structures, displacement, permanent supportive housing and housing market outlook. Keynote speakers include Dr. Michael McAfee, president and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute focused on advancing racial and economic equity.

Breakout sessions include:

  • Structuring public-private partnerships to advance affordable housing
  • Innovative financing structures to meet housing needs in metro Denver
  • Tackling displacement in Denver: a discussion on solutions to prevent displacement of businesses, culture and housing
  • Ensuring high-quality affordable housing over the long-term: insightful solutions from other high-cost cities
  • Ideas for financing high-quality permanent supportive housing
  • Forecasting changes in the Denver housing market: identifying solutions to meet housing demand

More information, including registration details, are available at www.denvergov.org/housingsummit. A limited number of scholarships are available for community members, students and nonprofit organizations.