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City Shuts Down Affordable Housing, Tenants Now Living In Park (CO)
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
City Shuts Down Affordable Housing, Tenants Now Living In Park
"DENVER (CBS4) – The City of Denver has shut down an apartment building in the Curtis Park neighborhood to “protect the residents,” but now those residents have found themselves living in the park with nowhere to go.
The building, located at 2736 Champa Street, was one of the last in the area with “affordable rent.” Tenants paid an average of $435 a month, according to the owner Art Vasquez.
But City of Denver Environmental Health records show the building has been cited with numerous code violations over the past two years.
The neighborhood has undergone an evolution. Old historic homes have been restored and new residences are going up..."