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
Unemployed Coloradans won’t see federal jobless aid for weeks despite Trump signing coronavirus relief bill
The lag is due to potential changes in guidelines by the U.S. Department of Labor and the need to reprogram Colorado’s unemployment computer system
What’s Working: Colorado resources for the unemployed, those in need or those who’d like to support them
After another up-and-down week for unemployment benefits as new federal relief seemed final and then not, let’s focus on what’s important: People
$900 billion coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress, sent to Trump
Deal includes direct payments to individuals, including $600 per dependent child in a family. Money should be hitting bank accounts early next week, White House says.
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.
What’s Working: As coronavirus cases increased, so did the number of Coloradans filing for unemployment
Plus: How Colorado restaurants are figuring out how to stay open outdoors, a free feast this Thanksgiving and the Dec. 26 doozy
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.
What’s Working: A new $375 stimulus, small business grants and tales from Colorado’s unemployment queue
Also: A very important form for renters facing eviction; unopened emails; and a child-at-home mistake
What’s Working: Colorado unemployment rate drops to 6.4%, $19 million for small businesses, plus “Lost Wages” leftovers
It’s the last day to certify for the $300 LWA, but if you’ve been stuck in the state’s unemployment system, there’s still $180 million left.
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
“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
CDC directs halt to most evictions through 2020 to prevent more coronavirus spread
Colorado officials said they were reviewing the order. Gov. Jared Polis' office said it was trying to determine "if it will really help Coloradans or is just empty words."
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’s governor extends order requiring 30-day warning before an eviction
While the extended order doesn't outlaw evictions, it's aimed at giving tenants more time to secure enough money to prevent being removed from their homes.
“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.
Fearing economic uncertainty, residents seek to buy their Boulder County mobile-home park to avoid evictions
Sans Souci park residents hope to find backing to become their own landlords and stabilize rent during the coronavirus crisis. Their biggest hurdle: A willing seller.
Colorado governor slashes state spending, outlaws evictions and keeps ski areas closed in series of late-night orders
Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado does not have the money “to carry on the functions of the state government.” He also directed his administration to funnel money toward nursing homes, which have been hard hit by the coronavirus
Opinion: Why Colorado needs an immediate statewide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures
When coronavirus eases up in Colorado, 450,000 renters could face eviction, study says
Some local jurisdictions in Colorado have informal, temporary bans on evictions through actions putting off any non-emergency court hearings or sheriff’s enforcement of orders