Flooded with tourists, Colorado mountain towns are starting to limit short-term rentals to combat housing crisis
Colorado resort towns are limiting vacation rentals as communities weather waves of tourists, a housing crisis and a labor shortage.
What you need to know in Colorado as the federal freeze on evictions ends
The CDC's federal moratorium on most evictions expires July 31
Colorado mountain towns say they can’t handle any more tourists amid labor, housing crises
Colorado tourism cheerleaders hasten their transition from destination marketing to management as resort town locals call for more housing and less promotion.
What’s Working: When a 6% unemployment rate feels like 2.5% — is there a labor shortage in Colorado?
Plus: Job perks and flexible schedules point to employers doing more to attract workers; the PUA reset; housing crises on Western Slope; and Colorado Jumpstart pays $4.1 million to the newly employed
Minturn wrestles with the decade-old promises of a big-dream developer
In 2008, resort developer Bobby Ginn offered Minturn residents $162 million in perks if they annexed his mountaintop project, which he never built. So what about those million-dollar promises?
Shipping container hotel in Florence sparks new ideas for Colorado housing
Two entrepreneurs building homes out of shipping containers in an industrial zone hope to seed an affordable community as innovators flock to Florence.
Storage units becoming as hard to get as affordable housing as wealthy remote workers take over the high country
Waitlists are growing for tens of thousands of storage lockers in mountain communities as new homeowners arrive, residents relocate and local workers scramble for rental homes.
As the cost of Colorado housing increases, so does homelessness
About 51% of renter households are "cost burdened" in Colorado, which has some of the highest housing costs of landlocked states, comparable to urbanized coastal regions.
Second mudslide from Grizzly Creek burn scar closes I-70 through Glenwood Canyon
Fire managers last summer warned the scar left 32,000-acre fire in and above Glenwood Canyon was a threat to the highway in some areas.
What’s Working: The benefits of employing remote workers living in Colorado’s rural communities
Plus: More companies are excluding Coloradans from their jobs, interesting unemployment trends and a survey showing What’s Working readers are finding work.
Struggling renters get one more month — likely the last — to postpone monthly rent payment
The national eviction moratorium was set to end on Wednesday. But even as Colorado’s rent-assistance program pays rent for the unemployed, the program has thousands still waiting.
Survey of Colorado’s high-country residents a “wake-up call” on the devastating implications of the affordable housing crisis
The consequences of workers and permanent residents being priced out include mountain communities being forced to rethink their relationship to the tourism economy.
A new Colorado law gave them an opportunity to buy their mobile home park. They took it.
Resident co-ops closed on Boulder County’s Sans Souci property and a Durango park on the same day. More deals could soon be in the pipeline.
Colorado Mountain College to spend $40M to build housing for students getting priced out of mountain towns
Housing accounts for most of the cost of a CMC degree, so 40 units each are planned for campuses in Breckenridge, Edwards, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs.
The most expensive home sale in the Aspen area just closed. Here’s how much was spent.
The property was purchased by Patrick Dovigi, a Canadian who was a former professional hockey player who is now founder, president and CEO of Green for Life Environmental
How emergency declarations in Colorado’s high country housing crisis smooth the path to more homes for locals
A "disaster" resolution over housing in Crested Butte enables the town to bypass codes, buy a hotel, remove limits on downtown camping and curtail short-term rentals. More communities are planning similar declarations as high country housing crisis reaches a crescendo.
Crested Butte purchases hotel for seasonal workers as it declares housing an emergency
Rooms in the $2.3 million Ruby Bed & Breakfast will be available to six seasonal employees in both the public and private sector.
Colorado farmworkers could get easier access to medical care under new “bill of rights”
Agricultural workers living in employer-owned housing can have trouble getting health care. It’s a symptom of bigger gaps in worker protections that the pandemic spotlighted, say proponents of a newly passed Colorado bill for farmworker rights.
Thousands of Coloradans struggling to pay rent asked the state for help. $6.5 million later, phones are still ringing.
Nine months into the pandemic, Colorado’s housing assistance office spent $1 million to hire an out-of-state contractor to process applications for rent and mortgage help. The cost has grown as HORNE added 100 workers, of which slightly more than half live outside of Colorado.