Week of June 3, 2022
Did You Know? Fifty-seven percent of households in Centennial are one- or two-person households. In comparison, only 13 percent of homes sold in Centennial in 2020-2022 are studios or units with one or two bedrooms.
Question: When you think about your housing situation, where would you hope to be in five years?
a) I hope to be in the same home; b) I hope to be in a larger home; c) I hope to be in a smaller home; d) I hope to be in a home with a similar size but different layout or amenities; e) I hope for something different, or I am undecided; How would this new housing situation better meet your needs? What could Centennial do to help you achieve this goal? Tell us here.
Number of Responses Received (as of 6/15/2022):41
“Not planning on moving, but if I did, I guess the next logical steps considering we are seniors, would be a place with no outdoor work; level entry; garage or public transportation.”
“I would prefer not to see large multiple story apartments built. Maybe a few condominiums that people could purchase. I'm not pleased about Southglenn's expansion into more apartments.”
“Centennial should allow smaller (tiny home type) to be built on same property. Seniors can’t afford to move.”
Week of May 16, 2022
Did You Know? Approximately 78% of homes in the City of Centennial are single-family detached homes. For comparison, 50% of homes in the City of Lone Tree are single-family detached homes.
Question: What types of housing options would you like to see more of in the City of Centennial?
a) Single-family detached homes; b) Duplexes or triplexes; c) Townhomes; d) Multifamily apartments and condominiums; e) Other; You can still respond and tell us here.
Number of Responses Received (as of 6/15/2022):57
“Something affordable for young families. Or put some kind of limit on how many houses investors can own. I want my kids and grand kids to be able to live somewhere safe. The price of housing and investors do now allow for that. Houses are purchased in cash and swooped up before regular people have a chance. It’s sad.”
"I wanted to select more than one, but I'd love more Townhomes and Duplex/triplex options! As a single mother with young children, it would be very nice to have more affordable home options that were not a single-family detached home.”
“The whole point of Suburbia is to not be Denver.”
“I live in a single family detached home, but I understand that not everyone can afford a home of this size. It would be really good for younger folks, or older persons looking into downsizing, to have more multi family apartments and condos AND townhomes (I could only select one).”
Week of May 2, 2022
Did You Know? Approximately 18% of homes in the City of Centennial are for-rent housing options. For comparison, 40% of homes in the City of Lone Tree are for-rent housing options.
Question: The City of Centennial has for-rent housing options that fit your income, needs, and lifestyle. Agree? Disagree? You can still respond and tell us here.
Number of Responses Received (as of 6/15/2022): 33
“To afford rent in Centennial - as a single person - I have to work 2 jobs possibly even 3 jobs - - I don't have spouse and do not want roommates. Which unfortunately is the situation I had to go to in order to afford to rent. Rent in Colorado as a whole has gone up since the pandemic over 21%?! If you were not a home owner before, you can't even afford to become one now.”
"I am 77 and had looked for reasonable accommodations as a senior. 55 and over had cost of $2-3000. That would use my savings in a too short time.”
“Centennial has a severely inadequate supply of affordable rental units for low income and middle income residents and workers seeking to live where they work.”
“Perhaps I am reading into this too much, but I get the impression that you have an objective of increasing the amount of affordable housing in Centennial. I believe you should focus on improving the income levels of people so they can afford to live in Centennial. Work on attracting high paying jobs. Work on lowering taxes and inflation so people have more money in their pockets. Teach people how to save and spend their money wisely. Let’s not continue to enable poverty.”
Week of April 18, 2022
Did You Know? Approximately 82% of homes in the City of Centennial are for-sale housing options. For comparison 60% of homes in the City of Lone Tree are for-sale options.
Question: The City of Centennial has for-sale housing options that fit your income, needs, and lifestyle. Agree? Disagree? Tell us here.
Number of Responses Received (as of 6/15/2022): 57
“Centennial needs more rentals, more of a mix of housing at different price points and much more affordable housing, including low income housing options.”
“Less apartments and more options for people to buy in the community. Owners are going to have more at stake than someone looking for the cheapest rent for a few years.”
“We are newly retired, have good retirement income but still, if we had to move now, we would be lucky to find anything to fit our income and future aging needs. I don't even think this is an opinion…”