Skip to main content
Community Circle: Resources for the Colorado rental market
Email share

The Colorado rental market has become a mystery and source of frustration to many. 

The Rocky Mountain Public Media Community Circle hosted a panel Oct. 27 to help Coloradans decode the rental market and answer burning questions like "How did we get here?" and "What do we do now?"

Dana Knowles, a multimedia journalist with Rocky Mountain PBS, moderated the panel of experts from Neighbor to Neighbor, NEWR Denver and Love Thy Neighbor who shared their perspectives on the current market and ideas for ways we can help make Colorado a more equitable place to live. 

View the full conversation here: 

Community Circle: Rental Market

Joseph Dominguez, Founder: Love Thy Neighbor

Joseph Dominguez is the founder of Love Thy Neighbor, a counter-cultural community-serving real estate company.  He has helped numerous people with low-moderate income access affordable, stable housing to build wealth through homeownership.  He is an advocate, educator and consultant for affordable housing.  Joseph has worked closely with the city, community groups, and non-profits to help the community find pathways into homeownership.

About Love Thy Neighbor: Love Thy Neighbor is a multi-tool real estate company on a mission to make homebuying more accessible. They promote, educate and advocate for affordable housing, and guide clients through each step of the homebuying process in a compassionate, comprehensive manner. Of their many specialties, one of their most successful has been helping clients find and utilize down payment assistance programs. 

Contact Love Thy Neighbor

Joseph and Jessica Dominguez

Phone: 303-591-0225


Wren Echo: Outreach Organizer, NEWR Denver (No Eviction without Representation)

Wren Echo is a local housing activist and lifelong resident of Five Points. She is an outreach organizer for the No Eviction Without Representation campaign and currently serves as Housing Justice Chair for the Denver DSA, where she has spent the past two years working with unhoused residents and tenants at risk of eviction in the fight to achieve housing for all.

About NEWR Denver (No Eviction without Representation): Initiated Ordinance 305 would give all renters in Denver free legal support to navigate the eviction process by providing free legal representation for those facing evictions. Learn more here


Contact NEWR Denver: Reach out to the team via their contact page

Kelly Evans: Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor 

Kelly joined Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) in 2012. She has over 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, including over 15 years as Executive Director. Under Kelly’s leadership, N2N has grown from 10 to 60 employees, has earned Neighborworks American’s highest national rating of Exemplary, BBB Nonprofit of the Year (2022), increased distribution of emergency housing assistance by over 1000%, and serves as a community advocate for housing access and equity. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and Harvard University’s Achieving Excellence Executive Education Program.

About Neighbor to Neighbor: Neighbor to Neighbor provides sustainable housing, supportive services and education to residents in Larimer County. Their services are designed to meet people where they are, from homelessness through home ownership. 

Contact Neighbor to Neighbor:

Fort Collins Office

1550 Blue Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Loveland Office

1511 E 11th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Make sure you're in-the-know about the next Community Circle by following Rocky Mountain Public Media on Eventbrite!


For additional resources and events, sign up for our weekly newsletter:

Related Stories

Spotlight Newsletter

Community stories from across Colorado and updates on your favorite PBS programs, in your inbox every Tuesday.

Sign up here!