23 episodes

The Colorado Dream shares stories of Coloradans who are overcoming obstacles to create a better life for themselves and their families in an effort to achieve the American Dream.

New season coming August 5 - Newcomers Welcome. Aurora is home to thousands of immigrant residents from the continent of Africa. As the city strives to become an inclusive home for all, is it truly helping those most in need? Join host Stephanie Daniel as she explores the Black immigrant experience in Aurora as told through the eyes of one African immigrant — and the city itself.

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The Colorado Dream shares stories of Coloradans who are overcoming obstacles to create a better life for themselves and their families in an effort to achieve the American Dream.

New season coming August 5 - Newcomers Welcome. Aurora is home to thousands of immigrant residents from the continent of Africa. As the city strives to become an inclusive home for all, is it truly helping those most in need? Join host Stephanie Daniel as she explores the Black immigrant experience in Aurora as told through the eyes of one African immigrant — and the city itself.

    Housing Wanted: Building Homes to Build Community

    Housing Wanted: Building Homes to Build Community

    The town of Breckenridge is building a new neighborhood specifically for local workers. But with just 61-units for sale which residents will end up with a home? Plus, Summit County is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service on a first-of-its-kind housing development that’s been 60 years in the making.

    • 27 min
    Housing Wanted: When Housing Fails Teachers

    Housing Wanted: When Housing Fails Teachers

    Episode 5: A lack of affordable housing is causing a severe staffing crisis in schools in Eagle County, prompting the school district to break into the affordable housing development business.

    • 26 min
    Housing Wanted: Loved to Death

    Housing Wanted: Loved to Death

    Steamboat Springs created three different zones to regulate short-term rentals, including a red zone where no new permits for those rentals can be issued. Three people living within that zone share their experiences with how the regulations have shaped their lives.

    • 26 min
    Housing Wanted: Yampa Valley Curse

    Housing Wanted: Yampa Valley Curse

    Steamboat Springs nurse Sanaya Sturm wants to buy a home. She’s put in over a dozen offers but gets outbid by cash offers, or the house she wanted is converted into a short-term rental. Meanwhile, the local housing authority wants to build over 2,000 homes by 2040. Will this plan solve the housing crisis for her and thousands of other residents?

    • 26 min
    Housing Wanted: Small Town, Big Answers

    Housing Wanted: Small Town, Big Answers

    Breckenridge is a little over five square miles. Despite its size, preserving the past is a priority for Breckenridge—the town has 249 Historic District structures and seven historical exhibits and museums. Preservation also is an important part of the town’s plan to curb the housing crisis, now and in the future. One initiative is called Housing Helps, which helped locals Anne and John Lowe buy their dream home. But the town's housing initiatives might not work for everyone.

    • 26 min
    Housing Wanted: Mountain Dreamers

    Housing Wanted: Mountain Dreamers

    There is a housing crisis in Colorado’s mountain resort communities And it’s left longtime locals, like 29-year-old Summit County resident Javier Pineda Rosas, unable to find a stable living situation. A recent survey taken by county residents shows just how dire the situation has become. The county will need over 2,300 rental and for-sale units - at all price points - to meet the housing demand. Local officials and employers are working to solve this housing crisis that Pineda Rosas says is “super bad.”

    • 26 min

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