District 1

Victoria Aguilar

HOUSING


Do you support or oppose the housing investments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

If you were to redistribute these allotments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan, how would you do so?

Did not answer

How much of a priority is it that housing is provided for individuals falling into 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI) on a scale from 1-10 where 10 equals the highest possible priority and 1 equals not a priority at all.

7

Will you commit to seeking a permanent housing project for individuals or families experiencing homelessness in your home district in your first 100 days in office?

Yes   |  No

MAKING HOUSING AFFORDABLE


Please rank the following new or expanded strategies for creating a broader range of housing choice in Denver, 1 being the highest:

[ 1 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 4 ]  Co-housing
[ 1 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 4 ]  Zone for higher density across denver
[ 3 ]  Rent controlled housing

SERVICES


In August of 2018, Denver’s Road Home published its Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan. The analysis suggests a reconfiguration of the current shelter system. Among other things, the plan recommends that the city:
• Create 24-hour shelters, where individuals can access care around work-schedules and other commitments/priorities.
• Eliminate arbitrary limits on how long people may stay
• Bring more services to shelters
• Expand shelter beds by building dormitories rather than warehouse-style shelters
• Lease apartments where families can live, rather than sending them to motels
• Create more options for young people, women, transgender people, couples, people with pets and others

Have you reviewed the Denver’s Road Home Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan?

Yes   |  No

Do you support or oppose the creation of a 24/7 walk-in rest and resource center for people experiencing homelessness in Denver established in partnership between the city and existing service providers?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

In your view, how well does the shelter system as it exists meet the needs of subpopulations of those experiencing homelessness in Denver, including the following:

Very well  |  Somewhat well  |  Not very well  |  Doesn’t meet needs at all

Women  ( Not very well )

LGBTQ Individuals  ( Not very well )

Families  ( Not very well )

Couples  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Working People  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

People with different abilities or physical disabilities  ( Not very well )

People with pets (companion/service animals)  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Individuals with mental health differences  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Which of the underserved subpopulations would you prioritize?

Women  |  LGBTQ Individuals  |  ( Families ) |  Couples  |  ( Working People )   |  People with different abilities or physical disabilities  |  People with pets (companion/service animals)  |   ( Individuals with mental health differences )

Do you support or oppose supervised use sites?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Supervised use sites are legally sanctioned, medically supervised facilities designed to provide a hygienic and stress-free environment in which individuals are able to consume intravenous drugs.

Do you support expanding access to public restrooms throughout the city?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

FUNDING SOLUTIONS


Would you personally be willing to pay additional municipal taxes to raise this money?

Yes   |  No

Would you support expanding the half mill levy that currently generates part of Denver’s affordable housing fund to a full mill?

Support   |  Warrants Further Study  |  Oppose

A mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to assess value of property. One mill is one dollar per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

Do you support or oppose creating a regional housing trust fund with metro municipalities?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose creating a city government owned Public Bank in Denver?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose expanding the Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond program?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Diverts costs from criminal justice and other downstream social systems to fund Permanent Supportive Housing.

JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS


Do you support or oppose a repeal of the urban camping ban?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose the Right to Survive Ballot Initiative?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: housing is a human right.

Strongly agree   |  Agree  |  Neutral  |  Disagree  |  Strongly disagree

Briefly, is there anything above you would like to clarify?

Did not answer

Sabrina D’Agosta

HOUSING


Do you support or oppose the housing investments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

If you were to redistribute these allotments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan, how would you do so?

Denver’s affordability crisis can only be solved with both more affordable housing units and increased wages. The housing investments outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver Plan need to do more to protect our very lowest income earners from falling into homelessness, and more to move those experiencing homelessness into transitional housing with accessible wraparound services. We have 60,000 people (at least) in our city who cannot find any housing that is affordable to them, and yet, we have 20,000 luxury apartments sitting vacant today. We must shift who we are building for, and that doesn’t require subsidies to renters and homeowners, it requires a shift in how we manage growth and development. By doing so, I believe we can use much more of the funding we do have to help our lowest income earners and those experiencing homelessness more. I would like to see the city increase the amount of funding it puts toward those making less than 30% AMI by at least 15% (to 55-65%). I would like to see the remainder of that funding restricted to those making 31-80% AMI, whether for assistance with renting or with homeownership. Again, we can use more of the funding for our most vulnerable populations and still help those with more moderate incomes by working harder to create more affordable units and by connecting people who want to buy homes with already existing programs for first-time and low-income homeowners. The problem in Denver is that we don’t have enough affordable units in that price range, and City Council can do much more to prioritize and creatively incentivize developers to create housing units that are affordable entry-level and working-class homes. If we do that, it helps move more moderate-income earners out of rentals and into homeownership, and that both keeps rental pricing lower and frees up additional rental units. Finally, I will again say that City Council needs to simultaneously raise the minimum wage in Denver so that we don’t have working people making less than $31,000 a year where affordable housing is nearly impossible to find.

How much of a priority is it that housing is provided for individuals falling into 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI) on a scale from 1-10 where 10 equals the highest possible priority and 1 equals not a priority at all.

10

Will you commit to seeking a permanent housing project for individuals or families experiencing homelessness in your home district in your first 100 days in office?

Yes   |  No

MAKING HOUSING AFFORDABLE


Please rank the following new or expanded strategies for creating a broader range of housing choice in Denver, 1 being the highest:

[ 3 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 4 ]  Co-housing
[ 1 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 2 ]  Zone for higher density across denver
[ 5 ]  Rent controlled housing

SERVICES


In August of 2018, Denver’s Road Home published its Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan. The analysis suggests a reconfiguration of the current shelter system. Among other things, the plan recommends that the city:
• Create 24-hour shelters, where individuals can access care around work-schedules and other commitments/priorities.
• Eliminate arbitrary limits on how long people may stay
• Bring more services to shelters
• Expand shelter beds by building dormitories rather than warehouse-style shelters
• Lease apartments where families can live, rather than sending them to motels
• Create more options for young people, women, transgender people, couples, people with pets and others

Have you reviewed the Denver’s Road Home Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan?

Yes   |  No

Do you support or oppose the creation of a 24/7 walk-in rest and resource center for people experiencing homelessness in Denver established in partnership between the city and existing service providers?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

In your view, how well does the shelter system as it exists meet the needs of subpopulations of those experiencing homelessness in Denver, including the following:

Very well  |  Somewhat well  |  Not very well  |  Doesn’t meet needs at all

Women  ( Not very well )

LGBTQ Individuals  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Families  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Couples  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Working People  ( Not very well )

People with different abilities or physical disabilities  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

People with pets (companion/service animals)  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Individuals with mental health differences  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Which of the underserved subpopulations would you prioritize?

Women   |  LGBTQ Individuals   |  Families   |  Couples   |  Working People   |  People with different abilities or physical disabilities   |  People with pets (companion/service animals)   |  Individuals with mental health differences

Do you support or oppose supervised use sites?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Supervised use sites are legally sanctioned, medically supervised facilities designed to provide a hygienic and stress-free environment in which individuals are able to consume intravenous drugs.

Do you support expanding access to public restrooms throughout the city?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

FUNDING SOLUTIONS


Would you personally be willing to pay additional municipal taxes to raise this money?

Yes   |  No

Would you support expanding the half mill levy that currently generates part of Denver’s affordable housing fund to a full mill?

Support   |  Warrants Further Study  |  Oppose

A mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to assess value of property. One mill is one dollar per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

Do you support or oppose creating a regional housing trust fund with metro municipalities?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose creating a city government owned Public Bank in Denver?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose expanding the Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond program?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Diverts costs from criminal justice and other downstream social systems to fund Permanent Supportive Housing.

JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS


Do you support or oppose a repeal of the urban camping ban?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose the Right to Survive Ballot Initiative?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: housing is a human right.

Strongly agree   |  Agree  |  Neutral  |  Disagree  |  Strongly disagree

Briefly, is there anything above you would like to clarify?

As someone who experienced intermittent homelessness as a teenager, I have volunteered serving others who have experienced homelessness my entire life, including with Denver’s Road Home, Urban Peak and at Academy of Urban Learning. I am deeply committed to working toward preventing homelessness, and helping those experiencing homelessness transition back into housing. I look forward to working with you more and being an advocate for housing as a human right.

Michael Somma

HOUSING


Do you support or oppose the housing investments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

If you were to redistribute these allotments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan, how would you do so?

I would not redistribute these allotments–but I would argue for increasing the overall allotment.

How much of a priority is it that housing is provided for individuals falling into 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI) on a scale from 1-10 where 10 equals the highest possible priority and 1 equals not a priority at all.

9

Will you commit to seeking a permanent housing project for individuals or families experiencing homelessness in your home district in your first 100 days in office?

Yes   |  No

MAKING HOUSING AFFORDABLE


Please rank the following new or expanded strategies for creating a broader range of housing choice in Denver, 1 being the highest:

[ 5 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 5 ]  Co-housing
[ 2 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 3 ]  Zone for higher density across denver
[ 1 ]  Rent controlled housing

SERVICES


In August of 2018, Denver’s Road Home published its Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan. The analysis suggests a reconfiguration of the current shelter system. Among other things, the plan recommends that the city:
• Create 24-hour shelters, where individuals can access care around work-schedules and other commitments/priorities.
• Eliminate arbitrary limits on how long people may stay
• Bring more services to shelters
• Expand shelter beds by building dormitories rather than warehouse-style shelters
• Lease apartments where families can live, rather than sending them to motels
• Create more options for young people, women, transgender people, couples, people with pets and others

Have you reviewed the Denver’s Road Home Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan?

Yes   |  No

Do you support or oppose the creation of a 24/7 walk-in rest and resource center for people experiencing homelessness in Denver established in partnership between the city and existing service providers?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

In your view, how well does the shelter system as it exists meet the needs of subpopulations of those experiencing homelessness in Denver, including the following:

Very well  |  Somewhat well  |  Not very well  |  Doesn’t meet needs at all

Women  ( Not very well )

LGBTQ Individuals  ( Not very well )

Families  ( Not very well )

Couples  ( Not very well )

Working People  ( Not very well )

People with different abilities or physical disabilities  ( Not very well )

People with pets (companion/service animals)  ( Not very well )

Individuals with mental health differences  ( Not very well )

Which of the underserved subpopulations would you prioritize?

Women |  LGBTQ Individuals  |  ( Families )   |  Couples  |  Working People  |  ( People with different abilities or physical disabilities )   |  People with pets (companion/service animals)  |  Individuals with mental health differences

Do you support or oppose supervised use sites?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Supervised use sites are legally sanctioned, medically supervised facilities designed to provide a hygienic and stress-free environment in which individuals are able to consume intravenous drugs.

Do you support expanding access to public restrooms throughout the city?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

FUNDING SOLUTIONS


Would you personally be willing to pay additional municipal taxes to raise this money?

Yes   |  No

Would you support expanding the half mill levy that currently generates part of Denver’s affordable housing fund to a full mill?

Support  |  Warrants Further Study   |  Oppose

A mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to assess value of property. One mill is one dollar per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

Do you support or oppose creating a regional housing trust fund with metro municipalities?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose creating a city government owned Public Bank in Denver?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose expanding the Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond program?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Diverts costs from criminal justice and other downstream social systems to fund Permanent Supportive Housing.

JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS


Do you support or oppose a repeal of the urban camping ban?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose the Right to Survive Ballot Initiative?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: housing is a human right.

Strongly agree   |  Agree  |  Neutral  |  Disagree  |  Strongly disagree

Briefly, is there anything above you would like to clarify?

I am running because I have more experience as a resident of this district than anyone who has served in years. As a firefighter I have laid my life on the line for this community–as a councilmember I will continue to serve this community without fear or favor, as I have done for decades.

Scott Alan Durrah

HOUSING


Do you support or oppose the housing investments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

If you were to redistribute these allotments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan, how would you do so?

I support the housing investment allotments as outlined in the Inclusive Denver Plan.

How much of a priority is it that housing is provided for individuals falling into 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI) on a scale from 1-10 where 10 equals the highest possible priority and 1 equals not a priority at all.

7

Will you commit to seeking a permanent housing project for individuals or families experiencing homelessness in your home district in your first 100 days in office?

Yes   |  No

MAKING HOUSING AFFORDABLE


Please rank the following new or expanded strategies for creating a broader range of housing choice in Denver, 1 being the highest:

[ 2 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 4 ]  Co-housing
[ 2 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 3 ]  Zone for higher density across denver
[ 2 ]  Rent controlled housing

SERVICES


In August of 2018, Denver’s Road Home published its Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan. The analysis suggests a reconfiguration of the current shelter system. Among other things, the plan recommends that the city:
• Create 24-hour shelters, where individuals can access care around work-schedules and other commitments/priorities.
• Eliminate arbitrary limits on how long people may stay
• Bring more services to shelters
• Expand shelter beds by building dormitories rather than warehouse-style shelters
• Lease apartments where families can live, rather than sending them to motels
• Create more options for young people, women, transgender people, couples, people with pets and others

Have you reviewed the Denver’s Road Home Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan?

Yes   |  No

Do you support or oppose the creation of a 24/7 walk-in rest and resource center for people experiencing homelessness in Denver established in partnership between the city and existing service providers?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

In your view, how well does the shelter system as it exists meet the needs of subpopulations of those experiencing homelessness in Denver, including the following:

Very well  |  Somewhat well  |  Not very well  |  Doesn’t meet needs at all

Women  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

LGBTQ Individuals  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Families  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Couples  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Working People  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

People with different abilities or physical disabilities  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

People with pets (companion/service animals)  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Individuals with mental health differences  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Which of the underserved subpopulations would you prioritize?

( Women ) |  LGBTQ Individuals  |  ( Families )   |  Couples  |  ( Working People )   |  People with different abilities or physical disabilities  |  People with pets (companion/service animals)  |  Individuals with mental health differences

Do you support or oppose supervised use sites?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Supervised use sites are legally sanctioned, medically supervised facilities designed to provide a hygienic and stress-free environment in which individuals are able to consume intravenous drugs.

Do you support expanding access to public restrooms throughout the city?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

FUNDING SOLUTIONS


Would you personally be willing to pay additional municipal taxes to raise this money?

Yes   |  No

Would you support expanding the half mill levy that currently generates part of Denver’s affordable housing fund to a full mill?

Support  |  Warrants Further Study   |  Oppose

A mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to assess value of property. One mill is one dollar per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

Do you support or oppose creating a regional housing trust fund with metro municipalities?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose creating a city government owned Public Bank in Denver?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support   |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose expanding the Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond program?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Diverts costs from criminal justice and other downstream social systems to fund Permanent Supportive Housing.

JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS


Do you support or oppose a repeal of the urban camping ban?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose the Right to Survive Ballot Initiative?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: housing is a human right.

Strongly agree  |  Agree   |  Neutral  |  Disagree  |  Strongly disagree

Briefly, is there anything above you would like to clarify?

I am running for City Council because our government needs fresh faces and real experience. I have seen the impact on housing shortages and homelessness in LA and Bostons’ emerging economies. I have been involved in my neighborhood organizations and it is time for someone with large emerging city experience to build bridges to a sustainable, economically equitable future for our region.

Prajwal Kulkarni

HOUSING


Do you support or oppose the housing investments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

If you were to redistribute these allotments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan, how would you do so?

Did not answer

How much of a priority is it that housing is provided for individuals falling into 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI) on a scale from 1-10 where 10 equals the highest possible priority and 1 equals not a priority at all.

8

Will you commit to seeking a permanent housing project for individuals or families experiencing homelessness in your home district in your first 100 days in office?

Yes  |  No

MAKING HOUSING AFFORDABLE


Please rank the following new or expanded strategies for creating a broader range of housing choice in Denver, 1 being the highest:

[ 3 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 4 ]  Co-housing
[ 3 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 5 ]  Zone for higher density across denver
[ 1 ]  Rent controlled housing

SERVICES


In August of 2018, Denver’s Road Home published its Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan. The analysis suggests a reconfiguration of the current shelter system. Among other things, the plan recommends that the city:
• Create 24-hour shelters, where individuals can access care around work-schedules and other commitments/priorities.
• Eliminate arbitrary limits on how long people may stay
• Bring more services to shelters
• Expand shelter beds by building dormitories rather than warehouse-style shelters
• Lease apartments where families can live, rather than sending them to motels
• Create more options for young people, women, transgender people, couples, people with pets and others

Have you reviewed the Denver’s Road Home Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan?

Yes  |  No

Do you support or oppose the creation of a 24/7 walk-in rest and resource center for people experiencing homelessness in Denver established in partnership between the city and existing service providers?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

In your view, how well does the shelter system as it exists meet the needs of subpopulations of those experiencing homelessness in Denver, including the following:

Very well  |  Somewhat well  |  Not very well  |  Doesn’t meet needs at all

Women  ( Somewhat well )

LGBTQ Individuals  ( Not very well )

Families  ( Not very well )

Couples  ( Somewhat well )

Working People  ( Not very well )

People with different abilities or physical disabilities  ( Not very well )

People with pets (companion/service animals)  ( Not very well )

Individuals with mental health differences  ( Not very well )

Which of the underserved subpopulations would you prioritize?

Women  |  LGBTQ Individuals  |  ( Families )   |  Couples  |  ( Working People )   |  People with different abilities or physical disabilities  |  People with pets (companion/service animals)  |  ( Individuals with mental health differences )

Do you support or oppose supervised use sites?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Supervised use sites are legally sanctioned, medically supervised facilities designed to provide a hygienic and stress-free environment in which individuals are able to consume intravenous drugs.

Do you support expanding access to public restrooms throughout the city?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

FUNDING SOLUTIONS


Would you personally be willing to pay additional municipal taxes to raise this money?

Yes  |  No

Would you support expanding the half mill levy that currently generates part of Denver’s affordable housing fund to a full mill?

Support  |  Warrants Further Study   |  Oppose

A mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to assess value of property. One mill is one dollar per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

Do you support or oppose creating a regional housing trust fund with metro municipalities?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose creating a city government owned Public Bank in Denver?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose expanding the Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond program?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Diverts costs from criminal justice and other downstream social systems to fund Permanent Supportive Housing.

JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS


Do you support or oppose a repeal of the urban camping ban?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose the Right to Survive Ballot Initiative?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: housing is a human right.

Strongly agree  |  Agree  |  Neutral   |  Disagree  |  Strongly disagree

Briefly, is there anything above you would like to clarify?

Did not answer

David Sabados

HOUSING


Do you support or oppose the housing investments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

If you were to redistribute these allotments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan, how would you do so?

While the overall plan is both helpful and well-intentioned, I am concerned that not enough is being done for those in the “missing middle.” Even 80% of AMI is not enough to purchase a home in most parts of the city, and we also need to address housing for that demographic.

Ultimately, the city should explore alternatives for how these funds are spent as well – reducing costs by facilitating more low interest loans can reduce builders’ costs, which can bring units to market for less, reducing the need for longterm subsidies. By spending smarter, we can be more effective. The percentages would likely be adjusted if the city uses existing funds better.

How much of a priority is it that housing is provided for individuals falling into 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI) on a scale from 1-10 where 10 equals the highest possible priority and 1 equals not a priority at all.

8

Will you commit to seeking a permanent housing project for individuals or families experiencing homelessness in your home district in your first 100 days in office?

Yes   |  No

MAKING HOUSING AFFORDABLE


Please rank the following new or expanded strategies for creating a broader range of housing choice in Denver, 1 being the highest:

[ 2 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 4 ]  Co-housing
[ 5 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 1 ]  Zone for higher density across denver
[ 3 ]  Rent controlled housing

SERVICES


In August of 2018, Denver’s Road Home published its Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan. The analysis suggests a reconfiguration of the current shelter system. Among other things, the plan recommends that the city:
• Create 24-hour shelters, where individuals can access care around work-schedules and other commitments/priorities.
• Eliminate arbitrary limits on how long people may stay
• Bring more services to shelters
• Expand shelter beds by building dormitories rather than warehouse-style shelters
• Lease apartments where families can live, rather than sending them to motels
• Create more options for young people, women, transgender people, couples, people with pets and others

Have you reviewed the Denver’s Road Home Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan?

Yes   |  No

Do you support or oppose the creation of a 24/7 walk-in rest and resource center for people experiencing homelessness in Denver established in partnership between the city and existing service providers?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

In your view, how well does the shelter system as it exists meet the needs of subpopulations of those experiencing homelessness in Denver, including the following:

Very well  |  Somewhat well  |  Not very well  |  Doesn’t meet needs at all

Women  ( Somewhat well )

LGBTQ Individuals  ( Not very well )

Families  ( Somewhat well )

Couples  ( Not very well )

Working People  ( Not very well )

People with different abilities or physical disabilities  ( Somewhat well )

People with pets (companion/service animals)  ( Not very well )

Individuals with mental health differences  ( Not very well )

Which of the underserved subpopulations would you prioritize?

Women  |  LGBTQ Individuals  |  Families  |  Couples  |  Working People  |  People with different abilities or physical disabilities  |  People with pets (companion/service animals)  |  Individuals with mental health differences
Did not answer

Do you support or oppose supervised use sites?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Supervised use sites are legally sanctioned, medically supervised facilities designed to provide a hygienic and stress-free environment in which individuals are able to consume intravenous drugs.

Do you support expanding access to public restrooms throughout the city?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

FUNDING SOLUTIONS


Would you personally be willing to pay additional municipal taxes to raise this money?

Yes   |  No

Would you support expanding the half mill levy that currently generates part of Denver’s affordable housing fund to a full mill?

Support  |  Warrants Further Study   |  Oppose

A mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to assess value of property. One mill is one dollar per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

Do you support or oppose creating a regional housing trust fund with metro municipalities?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose creating a city government owned Public Bank in Denver?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose expanding the Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond program?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Diverts costs from criminal justice and other downstream social systems to fund Permanent Supportive Housing.

JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS


Do you support or oppose a repeal of the urban camping ban?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose the Right to Survive Ballot Initiative?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: housing is a human right.

Strongly agree   |  Agree  |  Neutral  |  Disagree  |  Strongly disagree

Briefly, is there anything above you would like to clarify?

I left the question about prioritizing subpopulations blank for several reasons. As written, it pits different groups in need against each other. A comprehensive plan could address everyone’s needs.

Regarding 300, I strongly support longterm housing with wraparound services. Simply allowing people to legally die on our streets isn’t a solution and while I understand the frustrations that led to the measure I wish more attention was given to real solutions.

Amanda Sandoval

HOUSING


Do you support or oppose the housing investments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

If you were to redistribute these allotments as outlined in the Housing an Inclusive Denver plan, how would you do so?

30-40% of housing resources to serve residents experiencing homelessness
30-40% of housing resources be invested to serve people earning 31%-80% AMI

How much of a priority is it that housing is provided for individuals falling into 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI) on a scale from 1-10 where 10 equals the highest possible priority and 1 equals not a priority at all.

3

Will you commit to seeking a permanent housing project for individuals or families experiencing homelessness in your home district in your first 100 days in office?

Yes   |  No

MAKING HOUSING AFFORDABLE


Please rank the following new or expanded strategies for creating a broader range of housing choice in Denver, 1 being the highest:

[ 2 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 4 ]  Co-housing
[ 1 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 3 ]  Zone for higher density across denver
[ 3 ]  Rent controlled housing

SERVICES


In August of 2018, Denver’s Road Home published its Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan. The analysis suggests a reconfiguration of the current shelter system. Among other things, the plan recommends that the city:
• Create 24-hour shelters, where individuals can access care around work-schedules and other commitments/priorities.
• Eliminate arbitrary limits on how long people may stay
• Bring more services to shelters
• Expand shelter beds by building dormitories rather than warehouse-style shelters
• Lease apartments where families can live, rather than sending them to motels
• Create more options for young people, women, transgender people, couples, people with pets and others

Have you reviewed the Denver’s Road Home Three-Year Shelter Expansion Plan?

Yes   |  No

Do you support or oppose the creation of a 24/7 walk-in rest and resource center for people experiencing homelessness in Denver established in partnership between the city and existing service providers?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

In your view, how well does the shelter system as it exists meet the needs of subpopulations of those experiencing homelessness in Denver, including the following:

Very well  |  Somewhat well  |  Not very well  |  Doesn’t meet needs at all

Women  ( Somewhat well )

LGBTQ Individuals  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Families  ( Not very well/Doesn't meet needs at all )

Couples  ( Doesn't meet needs at all )

Working People  ( Not very well )

People with different abilities or physical disabilities  ( Not very well )

People with pets (companion/service animals)  ( Not very well )

Individuals with mental health differences  ( Somewhat well )

Which of the underserved subpopulations would you prioritize?

( Women ) ( LGBTQ Individuals )   |  ( Families )   |  Couples  |  ( Working People )   |  ( People with different abilities or physical disabilities )   |  People with pets (companion/service animals)  |  Individuals with mental health differences

Do you support or oppose supervised use sites?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Supervised use sites are legally sanctioned, medically supervised facilities designed to provide a hygienic and stress-free environment in which individuals are able to consume intravenous drugs.

Do you support expanding access to public restrooms throughout the city?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

FUNDING SOLUTIONS


Would you personally be willing to pay additional municipal taxes to raise this money?

Yes   |  No

Would you support expanding the half mill levy that currently generates part of Denver’s affordable housing fund to a full mill?

Support   |  ]Warrants Further Study]  |  Oppose

A mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to assess value of property. One mill is one dollar per one thousand dollars of assessed value.

Do you support or oppose creating a regional housing trust fund with metro municipalities?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose creating a city government owned Public Bank in Denver?

Strongly support  |  Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose expanding the Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond program?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Diverts costs from criminal justice and other downstream social systems to fund Permanent Supportive Housing.

JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS


Do you support or oppose a repeal of the urban camping ban?

Strongly support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

Do you support or oppose the Right to Survive Ballot Initiative?

Strongly support  |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose   |  Strongly oppose

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: housing is a human right.

Strongly agree   |  Agree  |  Neutral  |  Disagree  |  Strongly disagree

Briefly, is there anything above you would like to clarify?

Did not answer

Raven Porteous