DENVER– The Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD) and housing nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment are bringing together property owners, housing experts and prospective tenants to forge solid new partnerships over the next year.
Thanks to AAMD’s generous grant of $5,000 in early December, and Brothers Redevelopment’s expertise in making homes attainable for Denver Metro residents, the collaboration promises to bring practical solutions to a challenging rental market.
“We’re always looking for ways to build strong relationships within our community,” said Nancy Burke, vice president of government affairs. “Brothers Redevelopment’s growing success with its Landlords Opening Doors (LOD) initiative demonstrates that strategic thinking and great representation can carry residents across new thresholds.”
Through LOD, Brothers Redevelopment works with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance and with the Colorado Division of Housing to recruit landlords and property owners willing to rent their apartments or homes to individuals with housing vouchers.
“Today’s housing market is challenging, but we are working on ways to decrease uncertainty and problems for landlords and property managers,” said Jeff Martinez, president of Brothers Redevelopment. “We are entirely committed to removing barriers to attainable housing for Colorado’s vulnerable population. This partnership is a win for our communities.”
Brothers Redevelopment’s track record in making successful connections between landlords and renter-ready tenants has enabled it to develop an even bigger pipeline for voucher programs dedicated to removing barriers to housing for vulnerable populations.
Through their partnership, the Apartment Association of Metro Denver and Brothers Redevelopment will also help renters understand their rights and responsibilities. AAMD and Brothers Redevelopment’s housing navigators will work together to develop best practices for matching diverse residents with properties and creating successful and stable leasing arrangements. Brothers Redevelopment’s deep experience in consumer and specialized housing education — and experience as an administrator of Denver’s Temporary Rent and Utility Assistance program — will provide insight for landlords into potential tenants as well as resources and expertise.
Conversely, Brothers Redevelopment’s housing navigators are eager to hear from landlords and property managers about their goals, needs and concerns. The housing navigators are working in conjunction with AAMD educational offerings to assist landlords who may seek additional education or advice on a variety of topics.
This promises to be a valuable and innovative collaboration that could go a long way toward making housing attainable for more Front Range residents as well as prepare apartment-seekers to be better tenants, ultimately creating an underlying foundation of trust and understanding in our community for both renters and landlords.
About the Apartment Association of Metro Denver
The Apartment Association of Metro Denver is among the largest multifamily housing trade associations in the country, representing and supporting over 336,000 apartment homes in Denver.
For more information about AAMD, please visit aamdhq.org.