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.
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
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.
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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.
Colorado governor bans evictions for tenants who can prove financial hardship because of coronavirus
The order, which lasts at least 30 days, comes after the Democrat faced months of pressure from housing advocates
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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.
“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.
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.