Denver is a great place to live. With more and more people moving to our beautiful city, one negative effect is the impact it’s having on our housing market. We keep reading about the rising costs of housing in Denver, the lack of affordable options, and the impact this is having on lower and middle income residents. A recent Denver Post article shared that an earner now needs to make $35 an hour — more than four times the minimum wage — in order to afford the median priced rental in Denver. This cost is out of reach for so many people in our community. For our January Unified Promise, we had 9 volunteers give 67.5 total volunteer hours to support of our local Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. We repaired homes across two locations, Globeville and Sheridan. Because of our commitment, low-income homeowners can continue to live in safe and affordable homes.