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An estimated 569 homeless veterans live in the Denver metro area, and Freddie Sprankel used to be one of them. After more than three years in the U.S. Army — including an almost year-long duty tour in Iraq — Sprankel got an honorable … more
Deciding to leave the family home of 30-plus years and move to a retirement community isn’t easy. Our homes are filled with memories and a familiarity we tend to hold on to as we grow older. But memories don’t make dinner conversation, trigger a … more
More than a century ago, a custodian — paid at a rate of $13 per month — chopped wood so students at a one-room schoolhouse on 44th Street in Wheat Ridge could stay warm. This week, the first resident moved into a former school on the property … more
Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more
There are a lot of challenges that come from being one of the oldest cities in the Denver metro region. Not oldest in the sense of been around the longest, but one with the oldest population. A population that is growing. According to … more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that the undeveloped 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood are suitable for use by homeless organizations. On Sept. 25, HUD released a letter announcing the … more
Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more
The 20th annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Festival will be July 29, at a new location in Edgewater. Patrons from throughout the Denver metro area will gather at Citizens Park in Edgewater to enjoy local music, craft beer and local food and … more
Like homeowners across Colorado, I received a notice of valuation from our county assessor earlier this year. I heard from many Jeffco residents that they were shocked to see the huge increases in property value, but honestly, I wasn’t all that … more
A nearly seven hour meeting on June 27 concluded in a yes vote from all three Jefferson County commissioners to continue to accept federal money for affordable housing. The monies in consideration … more
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