Monday, May 23, 2011

Housing News Digest, May 23

HomeAid Colorado Gives Colorado's Female Veterans a Place to Call Home
DENVER, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- No one deserves to be homeless, but it seems especially unfair to see those who have served our country in the military without a permanent roof over their heads. As we recognize our soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice this coming Memorial Day, we also want to celebrate this Tuesday, May 24, 2011 the completion of a home that will house up to 5 female veterans and their children.

U.S. Census: More than 200,000 people moved to Colorado between 2009 and 2010

Colorado saw an influx of 210,939 people from other states and abroad between 2009 and 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today.
The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield metro area also picked up 89,883 people from other states and abroad during that time period, said the bureau.
The city of Denver saw a total of 21,436 new residents from other states and abroad from 2009 to 2010.

Denver project gets $22 million from HUD

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $22 million to revitalize the South Lincoln Homes public housing development.

The current 182 units will be redeveloped and replaced with 457 units of new public, low-income housing, and affordable homeownership units. South Lincoln is a 15.1-acre site bordered by West 11th and 12th avenues and Mariposa and Osage streets. It is in the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood.

1800 Larimer, 5 others lauded by Partnership
1800 Larimer, the most energy efficient building ever built in downtown Denver and DaVita Inc., which is constructing its $101 million headquarters downtown, were among the six award winners Thursday night at the 50th Annual Downtown Denver Awards Dinner.

The event, sponsored by Polsinelli Shughart PC in the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, drew about 900 business leaders.

Survey Finds First-Time Buyers in Short Supply to Absorb Distress
Currently, first-time homebuyers make up merely one-third of what is considered their “normal” market share of home purchases, according to the research firm Campbell Surveys, which conducts monthly assessments of sales activity and mortgage usage patterns.