District 10

Christopher Hinds

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:

[ 4 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 3 ]  Co-housing
[ 2 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 1 ]  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  ( Not very well )

Families  ( Not very well )

Couples  ( Not very well )

Working People  ( Somewhat 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?

I agree with CCH on RTS. Rent has increased 80% in 9 years, rent control might have been higher priority 9 years ago. Everyone I’ve interviewed on the street would live in a tiny home if they could.

Wayne New

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.

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:

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

City needs to provide greater resources to address homelessness. See my position on Initiative 300.

Tony Smith

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 increase the allotment of resources for those experiencing homelessness by reducing slightly the amount invested to serve residents seeking to become homeowners. I would also further seek expert and updated advice in these matters, as these figures were early 2018.

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:

[ 2 ]  Investing in privately owned land trusts
[ 3 ]  Co-housing
[ 1 ]  Expand city-owned land use for affordable housing
[ 4 ]  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  ( Somewhat well )

LGBTQ Individuals  ( Somewhat 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 )

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 support   |   Somewhat support  |  Somewhat oppose  |  Strongly oppose

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

“The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.” —Mahatma Ghandi. I will always be an advocate for Denver’s most vulnerable citizens. We must fight for policies that effectively address mental illness, drug use, and homelessness as matters of public health.

Patrick Key & Antonio Amable Mendez