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Denver community workers struggle with housing

Author: Mike McKibbin - October 5, 2016 - Updated: October 5, 2016

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Many of Denver's community workers — teachers, patrol officers, janitors, licensed nurses and full-time retail associates — cannot afford to either rent or buy a home, according to a study released last week by the National Housing Conference. Commissioned by Housing Colorado, and a supplement to the NHC’s Paycheck to Paycheck Report, the study profiled the five professions in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley and Pueblo. It was designed to showcase how Colorado compared to other housing markets analyzed in the Paycheck to Paycheck Report.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email mike@coloradostatesman.com.