Property taxes would more than triple for Colorado short-term rental owners under statehouse proposal
State Sen. Chris Hansen, a Denver Democrat, said the change is aimed at ensuring schools and fire departments have enough local funding
The affordable housing crisis on Colorado’s Western Slope is showing no sign of easing
The housing gap is wide in Mesa County, which is short 3,736 rental units affordable for people making less than $25,000 per year.
How bad is the housing crunch in Colorado’s high country? Just look at census vacancy data.
The numbers reflect what many high country residents already suspected: a lot of second home owners, vacation rentals and investment buyers
Opinion: It’s time to lock in affordable housing stock before the market snaps it all up
One tool to use: tax breaks for landlords of smaller, lower-income apartment buildings
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.
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.
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.
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.
Developers working on affordable housing in Colorado’s mountains offer suggestions for pending wave of funding
High country homebuilders, housing advocates, businesses and leaders are preparing for an unprecedented flow of state and federal housing support as the affordability crisis worsens.
Colorado cities will be able to require developers to build affordable housing in new rental projects
A bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis Friday reverses a 20-year-old court precedent, allowing cities and counties to require affordable housing as a part of new rental developments.
Housing in Boulder County — and across Colorado — is expensive. But affordable homes are more than a fantasy.
Even with myriad solutions on the table, and many people eager and able to make change, closing the affordability gap is proving to be a monumental task
Here are some of the radical ideas to help alleviate Colorado’s high-country housing crisis
In Crested Butte, workers ponder a midsummer strike while Frisco leaders weigh a first-ever emergency declaration as the lack of affordable housing in Colorado communities threatens communities.
Modular housing is getting a second look as Colorado confronts a lack of affordable homes
New Fading West home-building factory in Buena Vista can deliver two houses a day and is drawing interest from communities around the state.
Extended-stay motels quietly fill the gaps in Gunnison’s chronic housing shortage
Gunnison County is in the midst of a housing crisis, years in the making and intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout.