District 11

Christine M. Alonzo

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. I believe the experts in housing have done the necessary work here to determine where we have the most need, and will distribute based on where the need is the highest.

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
[ 2 ]  Co-housing
[ 1 ]  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  ( 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  ( 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?

I just wanted to clarify , I went online to read the Denver’s Road Home report and I was unable to find it. I also wanted to further clarify that all the underserved communities are equally important to me as a priority. One homeless person is one too many!

Stacie Gilmore

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 believe the allotments are fine where they are at since we are early in the program. I am open to talking about redistribution if that is something that stakeholders would like to revisit.

 

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:

[ 1 ]  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
[ 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  ( Not very well )

Families  ( Not very well )

Couples  ( Not very well )

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?

In committing to seeking a permanent housing project for individuals or families experiencing homelessness in your home district, I also believe that my community needs to have an opportunity to be engaged in this process. I would like to also include financial empowerment services as a resource as well to support individuals to stabilize their lives.

Shayla Richard