Housing the “Missing Middle”

Denver Business Journal

Kate Tracy

“As a developer, you have a choice right now. You can just keep your head in the sand … or you can be part of a new solution…” Mark Falcone on the population known as the “missing middle,” individuals who make too much to qualify for low-income housing tax credits, but not enough to buy a house. The high cost of land in Denver and the city’s slow permitting process make it hard for workforce or affordable housing developers to secure state or federal funding for their projects. That is why Continuum Partners worked with Goshen Development to establish the Middle Income Housing Authority, signed into law by Gov. Polis last June, to build rent-stabilized workforce housing financed by the state.

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