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Oct 18, 2016

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FirstBank: Investing in Affordable Housing, Good Jobs, & Public Transit

by | Oct 18, 2016

FirstBank has been a member of Mile High Connects since 2012. The Bank’s core values align with Mile High Connects priority areas: increasing access to housing choices, good jobs, and essential public transit.

FirstBank supports affordable housing, both financially and through its innovative deposit and loan products. The bank has contributed to over 50 nonprofit organizations that support affordable housing and has invested $17 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit partnerships. Additionally, FirstBank employs nearly 800 people at its campus in Lakewood. These positions range from entry level to professional and allow an individual’s responsibilities and compensation to grow with them. The company is unique in that it’s a privately held and employees are majority owners.

FirstBank equips employees with EcoPasses, providing free and unlimited rides on all RTD transportation, ensuring distance/access to transportation  is not a barrier to employment. With the consulting help of Mile High Connects, FirstBank also established a transportation service that circulates from the closest RTD transit hub to the headquarters building, helping  those who are dependent on public transportation, easily make it to work.

FirstBank has been, and will continue to be a strong supporter of Mile High Connects.

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FirstBank Commuter Bus

Recent articles

Who gets the tax breaks in the 2023 Colorado Legislature?

Colorado is in a very odd situation.  Our legislators can’t raise taxes due to TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights). Those are decisions left to voters, who often favor only the taxes they themselves do not pay. On the other hand, both the voters and legislators can cut...

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Since March 2020, Coloradans enrolled in Medicaid and Child Health Plus (CHP+) have been able to maintain their health coverage. This policy has meant fewer gaps in care, less paperwork, and more peace of mind. States kept people enrolled in exchange for the...

2023 Legislative Preview Event Recap

Colorado’s Legislative Session came early this year, and CCLP was ready for it! Right on the heels of the holidays CCLP hosted our 2023 Legislative Preview on January 4th. CCLP staff presented some of our legislative priorities for the antipoverty movement.   Interim...