Economic Development and Housing

Policy Value:

  • Obtain the “American dream” of home ownership for Latinos and the opportunity for Latino businesses to thrive. Homes are the biggest transition of intergenerational wealth, often a means for funding retirement and college education.

2014 Policy Platform

  • Increase home ownership with appropriate support including home ownership literacy

  • Reduce home foreclosures and predatory lending practices

  • Increase the minimum wage in Colorado

  • Prohibit wage discrimination based on sex, race, or national origin among employees for work in “equivalent jobs”

  • Develop and implement strategies for incubating new businesses, including access to legal services, access to capital, access to markets, and training

  • Increase community college job training for expanding industries and workforce training and development

  • Support local government investment in cooperative small business development programs