LUN Quarterly Residents Meeting
September 10, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 PM
WHAT IS OUR CITY DOING TO ADDRESS HOUSING NEEDS?
In the aftermath of Initiative 300, titled “The Right to Survive”, which was defeated by Denver voters in May, LUN is taking a closer look at homelessness and affordable housing, and what our city is doing both citywide and on the neighborhood level. While voters did not support 300, most expressed concern for those experiencing homelessness, and a belief that Denver “can do better,” and our September meeting will be an important step in understanding solutions.
TOPICS AND PRESENTERS
Welcome Amanda Sawyer, Councilwoman, Denver City Council District
Lowry United Neighborhoods welcomes our new District 5 City Councilwoman Amanda Sawyer. LUN’s September 10th quarterly meeting will be our first opportunity to hear from Councilwoman Sawyer since she was sworn in July 15th and we look forward to hearing what she has learned during her first two months in office.
Robin Kniech, Denver Councilwoman-at-Large, New Housing Solutions
Denver’s current system of housing and services for the homeless has been described as fragmented and understaffed; yet many solid programs are already in place and a new Department of Housing and Homelessness will be launched in January 2020.
Councilwoman Robin Kniech will help us make sense of the full spectrum of programs that help the homeless, those caught in the gap between shelter and permanent housing, and those trying to find affordable home ownership paths. Some of these programs are already underway – and some successful programs already exist here in Lowry!
Crime/Safety Update, Denver Police Community Resource Officer
During this presentation, you will receive an update on recent area crime rates, what to do if you believe a crime is being committed, and commonsense steps to protect against crime.
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