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A new fund seeks to close the racial wealth gap by helping Black families buy homes in metro Denver

The Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth aims to give 500 Black families up to $40,000 in down payment assistance to increase their wealth by at least $100,000 within 10 years.


What’s Working: What we learned after a week of Colorado paying pandemic unemployment benefits

One week down, countless more to go as Colorado's unemployment office fixes Phase 1 problems on the fly while people still waiting on Phase 2 benefits lose hope. Plus, the Paycheck Protection loan program isn’t perfect, either.


New form isn’t the “blanket forgiveness” some Colorado businesses hoped for in federal paycheck loan program

Months after the federal Paycheck Protection Program ended, some lenders are still waiting on guidance to forgive Colorado’s 109,170 pandemic relief loans


What’s Working: “Lost wages” gets a new deadline, overpayment forgiveness, small business updates and more

Do the 70,000 to 80,000 folks eligible for “Lost Wages” not want their $300-$1,800? Plus, the latest on small business loans, housing help and the new unemployment portal.


A mission-minded loan source that doesn’t care if you’re a startup with no experience, revenues or credit

CDFIs, like Colorado Enterprise Fund, provide underserved communities with capital when banks say no. The niche is attracting investors seeking impact, including Google and Netflix


Colorado’s final count: 109,170 businesses approved for $10.4 billion in federal coronavirus loans

As Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness gets started, changes that made loans more palatable to business owners meant less focus on workers


Opinion: Colorado’s overlooked but mighty small businesses still have time to grab a lifeline

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5 charts showing where federal coronavirus loans went in Colorado, which industries benefited the most

Counties with the largest number of loans were on the Front Range and dominated by Denver, with more than 18,000 loans


Federal coronavirus loans slow as Colorado businesses wonder if they’ll actually be forgiven

With rules being updated frequently, there’s a growing range of interpretations to that basic guideline — and it’s scaring the small businesses that need the money the most