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Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Colorado Department of Local Affairs

As 2020 winds down, renter programs get more money as Colorado’s state eviction moratorium is set to end

Funds to help people struggling with rent and mortgages payments are replenished as landlord applications for aid quadruples. Meanwhile, the federal eviction ban was extended to Jan. 31 as part of the new federal relief bill

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.

Six months after eviction, a Denver woman wonders if she’ll ever have stable housing again

With winter approaching and COVID-19 cases on the rise, renters in arrears and housing advocates are all grateful for the eviction moratoriums, but say it’s far from enough.

Spurred by the threat of wildfires, an Estes Park broadband project moved at the speed of light

More than a dozen agencies, organizations and even competitors came together one weekend to make sure the internet would not go out as the Cameron Peak fire inched closer

Durango’s ridiculed Bridge to Nowhere suddenly has clear road ahead

After a decade of delays and legal fights, the largest project in the history of that region of southwest Colorado will ease traffic and safety problems

Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

The new 481-mile rural Project Thor network is complete -- and run by a regional government council. It’s the opposite of what a state law intended 15 years ago

Colorado is now under a stay-at-home order. But what about those without homes?

With state efforts lagging, Springs Rescue Mission invests in “isolation” shelter to slow the spread of coronavirus, protect people experiencing homelessness -- a move that’s “definitely a test of our faith.”

Colorado’s volunteer search and rescue teams are overwhelmed and there are fears it’s going to get worse

The state’s 2,800 rescue volunteers -- a shrinking pool -- respond to 3,600 calls for help each year. Colorado’s natural resources boss said that’s “a train wreck happening before our eyes” and wants the legislature to help.

Colorado’s tiny fire, metro and other districts control billions of dollars with little voter input

More than 2,000 local elections were canceled in Colorado in 2018. In one district, hundreds of thousands of dollars were embezzled before anyone noticed.

Colorado’s plan to embed arts space into historic districts may be slow to take shape. But towns are fine with that.

Creative industries are big business, but little towns are taking their time sketching plans to develop housing alongside studio space

As Colorado nears 100% broadband access, funds for rural support shrink

86% of Colorado's rural communities now have fast internet, but only because of public subsidies. Now the flow of money toward grants is slowing.

What will make you believe in global warming? How about a life-altering flood, study asks

The collective community experience in northern Colorado -- not personal property damage -- caused the most change in beliefs