Affording America: Denver’s Albus Brooks Wants Cities to Incentivize Equitable Development

The Denver city council president–turned–private developer advocates for density, affordability, and bringing everyone to the table.

Albus Brooks has worn many hats. He moved to Colorado from California to play college football, put down roots in Denver, and then became a minister, heading a nonprofit urban leadership group. Brooks went on to serve two terms on the city council, where he helped establish the city’s first affordable housing fund. Last year, he lost his seat in a primary (by fewer than 800 votes), and although he is often mentioned as a future mayoral candidate, he is now a vice president at Milender White, a construction and development company. 

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