Colorado Apartment Association
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.
Colorado renters and landlords are in a race with the eviction ban. Should the state intervene?
At least 80,000 Colorado renters are estimated to be behind on their rent, according to recent U.S. Census survey data. And the CDC ban on evictions is set to expire on June 30, if President Joe Biden does not extend it.
Colorado sees record $55 million in rent assistance requests in past month — more than all of 2020
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs is working through a months-long backlog of rent requests to provide payment to tenants and landlords
Eviction ban or not, Colorado tenants still worry about their rent while landlords struggle to survive
Federal unemployment benefits helped the jobless pay their bills. But as the pandemic drags on and the aid dries up, renters and their landlords are seeking other solutions.
“We have nowhere to go”: Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans at risk of eviction
For one Aurora family, eviction could come as soon as this week. The case against them was filed before Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order pausing evictions went into effect.