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Denver program gives landlords and property managers opportunity to help out homeless

Initiative gives those down on their luck another chance and landlords a secure income

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Takeaways: Denver landlords can receive financial incentives of up to $1,600 in repairs and rent if there is a vacancy. More than a dozen cities in the Denver metro area have contributed $52,000 to recruit landlords. 53 landlords have showed their interest in taking part in the program. Areas throughout the country are seeing skyrocketing rent making it increasingly challenging for low-income and homeless individuals to get back on their feet. Denver is one city that's particularly eager to change the paths of those individuals by incentivizing property managers and landlords who are willing to lower their rent for the opportunity to give a home to someone in need. The Denver Metro Mayors Caucus, Brothers Redevelopment, Metro Denver Homeless Initiative and Colorado Housing Connects have all partnered for a program that will pair qualified individuals with a participating landlord. The program is particularly helpful for homeless veterans who have previously had ...