Sun Valley Transformation Plan
Sun Valley is a geographically central neighborhood in the metro Denver region. Today, 94% of the neighborhood’s housing market is subsidized, with only 5% the homes occupied by their owners. Additionally, over 80% of the population is living below the poverty line. Sun Valley residents represent over 33 different cultural backgrounds and speak more than 28 languages. 25% of Sun Valley’s residents identify as first-generation immigrants, 4% as second-generation immigrants, and 20% as refugees. DHA is poised to create a new model of community transformation, replacing 333 units of public housing in the development of over 950 new homes in the neighborhood, serving upwards of 2,500 residents. An additional 10 acres of land are set to be developed, bringing an additional 500 – 800 new residences. To support the increase in housing, DHA is re-integrating the grid through large scale infrastructure improvements, and building an 11 acre Riverfront Park along the South Platte.
Denver Housing Authority