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U.S. Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s action late Thursday ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the […]

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Colorado governor extends some eviction protections to residents still waiting for rent assistance

A day before the national eviction moratorium is set to end, Gov. Jared Polis gave struggling Colorado renters more time. Polis extended an order requiring landlords to give some renters 30 days notice, instead of 10 days, before a landlord can file an eviction action in court. The revised order issued Friday only affects tenants […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 rent assistance program sees delays, fraud as eviction moratorium is set to end Saturday

When her tenants lost their jobs or saw their income plunge early in the pandemic, Karen Arnold had a heart — and a curious mind. She reduced their rents and continued to work with them for the rest of the year. Then she heard about a Colorado assistance program that provided rent payments to landlords […]

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Thousands of Coloradans struggling to pay rent asked the state for help. $6.5 million later, phones are still ringing.

As the pandemic began affecting livelihoods last year, Stephanie Maney would sometimes catch a glimpse of her phone number on TV news broadcasts, news stories or communication from the state’s housing division or Gov. Jared Polis’ office.  Sometimes it was 303-864-7852. Other times 303-864-7810. Sometimes both. She was the only person answering calls from Coloradans […]

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How a court ruling undoing the CDC’s eviction ban affects Coloradans waiting for rental assistance, recovery

The national eviction moratorium keeping countless Coloradans housed during the pandemic is now in question after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its authority. A federal judge ruled in the case of the Alabama Association of Realtors v. the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that […]

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Colorado sees record $55 million in rent assistance requests in past month — more than all of 2020

A record number of applications seeking help with monthly rent or mortgage payments flooded Colorado’s rent-assistance programs in January after a state eviction moratorium ended.  More than $55 million was requested between Jan. 4 and Feb. 8, which was more than all of 2020, according to data from the state Division of Housing. But the […]