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Colorado has paid out just 7.4% of its federal rent-assistance funds
The Department of Local Affairs, which oversees the rental housing assistance program, switched vendors to speed up pandemic payments.
Colorado’s COVID-19 rent assistance program sees delays, fraud as eviction moratorium is set to end Saturday
Some tenants and landlords were approved for COVID-19 rental relief months ago but have still not received a payment.
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.
How a court ruling undoing the CDC’s eviction ban affects Coloradans waiting for rental assistance, recovery
The latest ruling that the CDC overstepped with a national eviction moratorium echoes similar legal decisions, but tenant advocates say the bans are still needed as renters wait for financial relief.
Colorado faces a 20,000-applicant backlog in requests for rent help as federal eviction ban is extended
The national eviction ban was extended to June 30, and that could calm some worries of Coloradans who have been waiting months for state rental assistance.
Colorado cities can’t force developers to build affordable housing. Democratic lawmakers want to change that.
New state legislation would reverse a 20-year-old court decision and allow cities and counties to require affordable units in new developments.
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
Two paychecks from eviction: Coronavirus shined a light on Colorado housing instability
Renters’ advocates are reviving efforts to change Colorado law in order to help keep people housed, even when they’re late on rent
A national eviction ban will help Colorado renters stay housed until March 31, but there are asterisks
State’s rental assistance programs receive $247 million in federal aid. Tenants can now apply for three months of future rent, which has property owners saying there’s no need for moratoriums.
Colorado has money to help struggling renters, but some landlords won’t play ball
“Some landlords are not willing to do this, and if they’re not willing to do it, we can’t help them, that client, which is heartbreaking,” said Kristen Baluyot, with The Salvation Army.
“COVID is still affecting everything”: Fears still mounting over a forthcoming Colorado eviction surge
Colorado eviction courts are seeing a buildup in cases now that moratoriums have expired
Why Colorado’s housing market looks so hot even though coronavirus is ravaging the economy
Home prices are up, the mortgage industry is thriving and 93.9% of renters paid July rent. But sudden unemployment caused a widening of cracks that have been there all along.
Colorado renters may have eviction records even though they’ve never been evicted. Lawmakers want to change that.
The push in Colorado comes after a handful of laws passed last session focused on addressing affordable housing, homelessness and renter’s rights.
It’s the Year of the Renter at the Colorado statehouse, from rent control to less stringent eviction timelines
Several bills are on Colorado Democrats’ agenda to fix what tenants call an imbalance of power, while landlords say too much, too fast could worsen housing crisis