But with the softening economy, these apartments now sport thehighest vacancies. And landlords increasingly are offeringincentives to fill their units.

Eric Tupler, a vice president of L.J. Melody & Co.'s Denveroffice, says he expects to see more developers switch from fullymarket-rate units to affordable units.

Affordable units typically are built for people who earn 80% orless than the area median income.

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