Vail Resorts wants to build housing on the parcel. Town wants to protect the local bighorn herd. A prolonged legal battle now looms as the only resolution.
The San Luis Valley has at least 150 abandoned homes. A nonprofit is fixing them for people who need housing.
A valleywide coalition is purchasing and renovating abandoned homes and schools to reduce the region’s affordable housing crisis.
Aspen City Council limits short-term rentals, imposes fees on home construction and eases path for affordable housing
The Aspen City Council this week approved strict regulations limiting short-term rentals and easing the process for developing affordable housing, concluding seven months of work to rein in a real estate market frenzy that has homes selling for as much as $6,000 a square foot. “Are we a community or a commodity?” Aspen councilor Rachel […]
Colorado high country commissioners blast Airbnb report that disconnects short-term rentals from housing crisis
A group of 15 commissioners from seven mountain counties is blasting a recent study commissioned by short-term rental giant Airbnb that dismissed the idea that short-term rentals are eroding worker housing in Colorado’s high country. “Airbnb narrowly focused on positive impacts, and facts appear selected to craft a story that is not entirely true, especially […]
After 50 years, homeownership gap between white and Latino Coloradans narrows. But for Black Coloradans, it’s widened.
Michael Diaz-Rivera hoped $25,000 in savings and a good credit score would give him enough leverage to buy a home. But his low teacher’s salary made that nearly impossible. “The prices in Denver were just a little too steep for me and the market was just too high,” he said in late April. “Every time […]
Nicolais: My stepdaughter won in the housing lottery that is the Colorado real estate market
Earlier this month my stepdaughter and her boyfriend bought their first home. They ended up in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house near Columbine. It has a two-car garage and decent size yards in front and back. Feel free to gasp at their accomplishment in the current market. They are both in their mid 20s, recently completed […]
VIDEO: Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis
From the mountains to the cities to the plains, Colorado is dealing with an affordable housing crisis. Colorado Sun reporters Tatiana Flowers and Jennifer Brown talked with experts to learn what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to creating affordable housing options. We’ll talk zoning, public-private partnerships and government incentives. Panelists included Brian Connolly, […]
An automated factory that’d pump out modular homes in Grand Junction could help ease Colorado’s housing crisis
GRAND JUNCTION — On a baked patch of clay next to a growing hospital, a group of investors plans to ease the Western Slope’s housing crisis with a $45 million automated factory that could turn out 100 ready-to-assemble apartment units a month. “No one has ever built something like this in the U.S.” said Ted […]
Vail Resorts promises to fight Town of Vail after council condemns parcel planned for affordable housing
The largest resort operator in North America is going to war with its namesake town. The Vail town council late Tuesday voted to condemn a parcel where Vail Resorts plans to spend $17 million to build affordable housing for 165 workers. Dozens of Vail Resorts executives, employees and managers crammed into the council’s chambers Tuesday […]
Colorado lawmakers are betting millions that factory-built homes are a solution to the housing crisis
Colorado lawmakers are aiming to increase the state’s stock of modular homes amid a statewide housing shortage that’s left many residents priced out of the market. House Bill 1282, known as the Innovative Housing Incentive Program, would create a $40 million loan program that modular homes manufacturers could use to pay workers and cover operating […]