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November 16, 2022

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2023 Affordable Housing Study Group

This is the 15th year of the Rodger Hara class on affordable housing.  The content covers the range of the development process from the dirt to occupancy with a few side trips for context. Most of the classes will feature guest speakers who are at the top of their fields and generously give of their time to share their knowledge and experience with students. This is a survey class that has no prerequisites, per se, but does require more than a passing understanding of the affordable housing finance and development process. The class is aimed at those who have been working in a job for an organization that is involved in some aspect of the affordable development process who want to learn more and grow. The content is intended to provide participants with a broad knowledge and understanding of the process and the roles the different entities/parties/organizations play in that process.

Participation in the study group requires submission of an essay of 500 words or less that will tell Rodger and his selection committee a bit about yourself, why you want to take the class, what you hope to get from it and what you will do with that knowledge.  Essays are due by November 23rd. The first class will be on January 5, 2023, from 4-6 PM.  If selected, tuition is a bottle of Irish or Scotch whiskey/whisky from a list that Rodger will provide.  Rodger also donates whiskey/whisky baskets for silent auctions.

Questions: 720.323.0253


CHFA and Metropolitan State University of Denver Affordable Housing Curriculum Survey

Please complete a survey from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and Metropolitan State University of Denver to provide data for the creation of an affordable housing curriculum at MSU.  The mission of MSU is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education, and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global, and technological society.

This survey is part of an MSU initiative to determine how MSU can help prepare students for careers in real estate, social work, and health care with an emphasis on the affordable housing industry.  Information is being sought to inform the creation of courses that will prepare candidates seeking employment within the property management, development, asset management, compliance, and tenant supportive services segments of that industry, as well as the training and development of employees already working there to promote advancement and retention.  Responses to the survey are anonymous.


RTD Seeks Customer Feedback

RTD received feedback from customers that fares are expensive and difficult to understand. In response, RTD implemented a Systemwide Fare Study and Equity Analysis to reexamine the RTD fare system holistically, taking into consideration equity, affordability, and simplicity. RTD is taking a customer-centric approach to this study, with opportunities for customers as well as stakeholders and the community members that we serve to help shape the direction of this study. RTD will explore and evaluate potential changes to the fare structure and pass programs throughout 2022, with consideration of study recommendations by the RTD Board of Directors planned for early 2023.


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