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Colorado’s COVID rent-assistance program is now paying out five times more following changes

A struggling renter’s last hope is now the Emergency Rental Assistance Program following last week’s abrupt end to the national eviction moratorium. A renter can receive up to 15 months of unpaid back and future rent through ERAP, thanks to two rounds of federal relief packages. But six months after launching, Colorado’s program had paid […]

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U.S. preparing new 60-day eviction ban due to COVID spread

By Josh Boak, Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will put in place a new eviction moratorium that would protect areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives, a turnaround after progressive lawmakers pushed the White House to do more to prevent some 3.6 million Americans from losing […]

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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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Struggling renters get one more month — likely the last — to postpone monthly rent payment

With thousands of Coloradans still waiting to be approved for — or receive — available rental assistance, some relief came Thursday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the national eviction moratorium another month to July 31.  The CDC said this is likely to be the last time it extends the order, which […]

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Colorado renters and landlords are in a race with the eviction ban. Should the state intervene?

By Hayley Sanchez and Andrew Kenney, Colorado Public Radio Gail Steger Mock has been a landlord for 35 years. She got into the rental business because she wanted to do something that would have a positive impact on people. “You get to help them have a decent place to live, and that’s where I come […]