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Denver Nonprofit Displacement Assessment
Student Researcher: Alicia Leitgeb
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Nonprofit organizations are an essential part of a community’s fabric. They provide key services and often act as a bridge between citizens and public sector agencies. However, much like households, nonprofits can experience displacement as real estate costs rise. In order to gain a better understanding of the current landscape of nonprofit real estate needs and potential displacement pressure in Denver, a survey is conducted biennially. This iteration of the Nonprofit Displacement Survey is open to the entire Denver metropolitan region, as the impacts of gentrification can spill across municipal borders and result in regional displacement pressure. This report serves as Phase I of the assessment and focuses on how to best spatially display the data collected to answer the questions: Where were nonprofits located? Where are they located now? Why have they moved? Where are they going next?