Housing Boulder County – We Make the Way

Several non–profits have come together to host a series of virtual sessions on affordable housing in Boulder County.  The hosts are:  Together Colorado, NAACP Boulder County, the Boulder Valley Labor Council and the East Community Housing Opportunity Coalition.  I attended the first session in January and it was interesting and informative.  They had two speakers that discussed historical housing policies that have led to some of our land use patterns of today.  They specifically highlighted the practice of red lining.  If you are not familiar with the term, redlining is the practice of refusing to offer credit or insurance in a particular community on a discriminatory basis (as because of the race or ethnicity of its residents).   This practice is illegal today but has had a lasting impact.  After the speaker, you are virtually broken into small groups for a discussion.  The sessions last from 6:30pm  – 8:00pm and anyone interested in housing is welcome to come.   In case you are interested, below are the dates and times of  upcoming sessions:

  • Feb 8, 2021 06:30 PM   Topic:  What’s the Local Reality?
  • Mar 8, 2021 06:30 PM   Topic:  Why is Affordable Housing so Hard to Accomplish?
  • Apr 12, 2021 06:30 PM  Topic:  How do we take Action?

For information about signing up contact Meghan Carrier at Together Colorado for the zoom link  meghan@togetherco.org   There is no charge for the sessions.