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.
How a court ruling undoing the CDC’s eviction ban affects Coloradans waiting for rental assistance, recovery
The latest ruling that the CDC overstepped with a national eviction moratorium echoes similar legal decisions, but tenant advocates say the bans are still needed as renters wait for financial relief.
Opinion: Colorado leaders must enact lasting reform to prevent evictions and promote an equitable recovery
Our housing affordability crisis long preceded COVID-19 but has been illuminated and exacerbated by the pandemic.
Colorado faces a 20,000-applicant backlog in requests for rent help as federal eviction ban is extended
The national eviction ban was extended to June 30, and that could calm some worries of Coloradans who have been waiting months for state rental assistance.
Colorado’s mortgage relief program will pause after funds are used up
The state has started a separate rent-assistance program to utilize new federal relief, which provided no assistance for homeowners.
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
Two paychecks from eviction: Coronavirus shined a light on Colorado housing instability
Renters’ advocates are reviving efforts to change Colorado law in order to help keep people housed, even when they’re late on rent
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.
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.
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.
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