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Colorado renters may have eviction records even though they’ve never been evicted. Lawmakers want to change that.

Every time an eviction case is filed by a landlord in Colorado, it produces a court record, even if the tenant wins and gets the case dismissed. Those eviction filing records are swiftly scraped up by third-party tenant screening companies that use them to produce rental reports for landlords that aren’t always accurate.  “And so […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: House Bill 1118 could help renters avoid eviction

One consequence of Colorado’s tight housing market is an escalating homelessness crisis. This affects all communities and is not something that can be ignored. Forced evictions — which displace families and often lead to homelessness — are an unfortunate symptom to a spreading community ill. Under current Colorado law, a landlord is only required to […]