Denver’s Mariposa District leads charge in changing the face of public housing

Mariposa District triples the amount of housing in Lincoln Park — some affordable, some not

Seven years ago, a turn down Osage Street from West Colfax Avenue would take you to an area with pretty much the same people it has now: mostly Hispanic, mostly women, and mostly low-income.

While the faces haven’t changed, the face of public housing has.

Colorful new apartments now stand in the mixed-income neighborhood, surrounded by parks, and a new pool that replaced the Denver Housing Authority’s severely depressed and obsolete South Lincoln Homes.


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