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Reader: There's Nothing You Can Do to Fix It...That's Just the ’Fax

Danielle Lirette

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Danielle Lirette

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"East Colfax has the lowest income level, the lowest education level and the highest unemployment level of any neighborhood in the city," says Susman, who represents the area. "It's only four blocks from Lowry and five blocks from Stapleton, but it's kind of a forgotten place. So we're trying to put some attention there."

The neighborhood is currently "under study for an urban renewal area, to see if it can be eligible for financing for development," she adds. "So I think we're making some real progress on East Colfax."

Susman doesn't want the city's efforts to improve the lives of East Colfax residents to result in current residents being displaced. Low-income folks have gravitated to the neighborhood "because it has some of the most affordable housing in the city — and we want to protect that," she says. "As we restore Colfax to its main-street glory, we worry that it might push people out. But we want to assure that there will still be affordable housing in the area."

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