12.07.16

Gardner Announces $30 Million Grant for Denver’s Sun Valley Neighborhood

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Denver Housing Authority will receive a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant to build 750 mixed-income housing units, and increase business opportunities and access to jobs and education in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood. The Sun Valley neighborhood is the lowest-income neighborhood in Denver where 83 percent of households live below the poverty line. 

Gardner played an instrumental role in securing this grant for Denver. Gardner, in consultation with Mayor Hancock, advocated on behalf of the Denver Housing Authority and spoke with Secretary Julián Castro by phone to express his support for this project.

“I’m thrilled the Denver Housing Authority will receive $30 million to revitalize Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood,” said Gardner. “As the Department of Housing and Urban Development was considering this grant application, I spoke with Secretary Castro and explained how important this funding is to this Denver community. The local government and its key partners put together a major revitalization plan for this neighborhood and this grant will allow the plan to move forward. Whether it’s the 750 new housing units or the increase in access to quality jobs and education, we will see tangible benefits for individuals and families in this community as a result of this grant. I was proud to support this project and I look forward to seeing the results.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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