Sun Valley, one of Denver's formally recognized neighborhoods is bound by Colfax Avenue and the Broncos Stadium on the north, Federal Boulevard on the west, 6th Avenue and the light industrial district on the south, and the South Platte River on the east. Currently, the disconnected street grid and concentrated poverty isolate Sun Valley from economic opportunity and area amenities, creating one of the lowest income neighborhood in Denver with 80% of residents living in poverty.
In 2016, Denver Housing Authority (DHA) was awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Implementation Grant from HUD for the Sun Valley Eco District (SVED) and DHA to implement the Sun Valley Neighborhood Transformation Plan. The resulting development plan includes the replacement of 333 obsolete public housing units with newly constructed, energy efficient developments on and off-site throughout the neighborhood. In total, the Plan will create over 800 mixed-income units in four phases.
At the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), we prioritize the health and safety of our communities and want to ensure the well-being of our housing residents, program participants and staff. As the outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, continues to impact the Denver area, DHA is taking extra precautionary measures to limit in-person interactions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and requesting that communication with DHA staff happen by phone, e-mail, USPS mail or online rather than visiting offices. As a result, DHA staff will be completing as much work as possible remotely.
We are committed to maintaining essential business operations and providing essential services to our residents and community. We ask for and appreciate your patience and cooperation as we implement temporary contingency plans.
Denver Housing Authority Offices, Community Centers, and Property Management Offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. Please call or email staff directly if you have questions, need service, or additional information.
During this time, only a limited number of essential personnel will be available to respond to emergencies and essential business services. Many non-essential services are being suspended at this time. All correspondence must be sent via U.S mail to Denver Housing Authority, P.O. Box 40305, Denver, CO 80204.
Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding, and flexibility. DHA hopes the changes outlined above will protect our staff and residents and help minimize the virus impact on the larger Denver community.
For more information on COVID-19 and response efforts please see the following links:
Denver Housing Authority: http://www.denverhousing.org/Pages/default.aspx
Denver Housing Authority Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DenverHousing/
Centers for Disease Control: http://www.denverhousing.org/Pages/default.aspx
Please visit the Resource page for additional resources and information during this time.