Posted inHousing, News

These Coloradans faced foreclosure not from their mortgage lender, but from their HOA

By Brittany Freeman, Rocky Mountain PBS. Data analysis by Sophie Chou and research by Mariam Elba, ProPublica This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. AURORA — In a year when it felt […]

Posted inGrowth, News

Fearing economic uncertainty, residents seek to buy their Boulder County mobile-home park to avoid evictions

With rents rising precipitously, stoking fears of “economic eviction” within their long-established community, residents at the Sans Souci mobile home community in Boulder County sought to embrace a relatively new strategy in Colorado: Buy the park from its owner and run it themselves. A handful of other parks have done it, from Cañon City to […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, COVID, News, Politics and Government

RVs are housing health care workers worried about giving their families coronavirus. But some Colorado cities, HOAs put up roadblocks.

Boulder Community Hospital nurse Ernest Illo and his wife grew anxious that the COVID-19 outbreak would soon creep from Illo’s work into their Gunbarrel condo and infect their 5-year-old son. When the virus started spreading across the country, many medical front-line workers moved out of their homes to shelter in motels, or at the homes […]

Posted inBusiness, Health, Politics and Government

Why Jared Polis vetoed 5 bills, and what it could mean for thousands of licensed professionals in Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis is advocating for the repeal of state licensing requirements for some professions, a move he said “will allow more people to work,” but one that critics from his own party argue would erode consumer protections. The Democratic governor made his argument in three vetoes issued late Friday that rejected new legislation to […]