Rent control reduces the incentive to build new homes, hurting the people it is trying to help. Instead, Colorado needs more housing options.
Lawmakers may limit local land-use directives to promote housing density. Also on the docket: rent control, eviction limitations and transit-oriented development.
So many job openings, so few “affordable” houses for sale. Colorado Realtors met to discuss. Plus: Workers aren’t “on the couch,” labor demographics are changing, more!
Push for rural affordable housing runs into battle to preserve wildlife, open space and agriculture
Population growth is going to happen. We can expand housing and preserve our landscape, if we loosen zoning and accept density.
That’s a politically potent combination, but it requires broadening access to people who don’t fit the traditional molds.
During the pandemic, the Brighton Housing Authority started new programs to tutor school children and find emergency housing for victims of domestic violence
A proposed ballot initiative for 2023 would impose a fee on all real estate deals to fund affordable housing
Already this fall, the city of Denver has helped nonprofits buy three motels that eventually will provide hundreds of housing units for those living on the streets
Proposition 123 will set aside up to 0.1% of taxable income each year for affordable housing. That’s estimated to be $145 million in the current fiscal year — which ends June 30, 2023 — and $290 million in 2023-24 and subsequent fiscal years.