MPA alum Melinda Pollack is vice president at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes affordable housing. She wrote the op-ed “Affordable housing is crucial Denver area’s economy” in the Sept. 8, 2015, edition of the Denver Post.
“More broadly, the crisis threatens our economy, too. Over the next five years, we’ll see more than 300,000 new residents flock to the region as the economy continues to improve and new businesses and jobs move here. But our economic growth could be hampered if innovative businesses and people choose to settle elsewhere because of a lack of affordable homes. The bottom line is that despite the economic opportunities Denver offers, businesses and talent will stop coming here if employees can’t find affordable places to live.”