“A grassroots effort to resist gentrification in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood has reached is fundraising goal of $50,000.
The fundraiser is called Buy Back the Block and it started last year with a goal of buying a building on Welton Street and creating a local goods emporium owned by long-time Five Points residents.
The fundraiser organizer, Akiala I, hoped the local goods emporium would be the first step in buying back the block and stopping gentrification.
However, the building Akiala I originally selected is no longer available.”
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Smith, Micah. Channel 7 News 10 September 2021.