A proposed state law would protect rule-abiding tenants from being forced out of their rentals and into the brutal housing market.
What’s Working: When Colorado’s tight labor market met the state’s housing affordability issue
So many job openings, so few “affordable” houses for sale. Colorado Realtors met to discuss. Plus: Workers aren’t “on the couch,” labor demographics are changing, more!
Zornio: Let Colorado’s local residents decide if rent control is right for them
Repealing a statewide ban on rent control makes sense given local policy factors into success as much as state policy
Carman: The illusory promise of rent control is a deal with the devil
Research suggests rent control actually “decreases affordability, fuels gentrification and creates negative spillovers”
Opinion: A ballot measure that won’t help renters, but lawyers are sure to love
The Denver proposal would force landlords to fund lawyers for tenants in case of eviction. Rents will go up as a result.
Time is running out on Colorado’s rent assistance program
Thousands of Colorado households — and their landlords — benefited from the $690 million in federal Emergency Rental Assistance. The state’s application portal closes Nov. 15.
Opinion: Proposition 123 will help working families stay in Colorado
Without it, housing costs will remain out of reach, and people will leave
Zornio: Colorado renters need better protections and more enforcement
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs has taken a blunt approach to defining its role in assisting renters with landlord troubles: On a mostly empty webpage, five words direct you to a non-government phone number with subsequent bold text that reads, “The Colorado Division of Housing does not enforce any housing codes nor mediate landlord/tenant […]
What’s Working: As recession concerns grow, Colorado building permits are on the rise
Inflation is still a hot topic but this week, we took a peek at what’s on the way in terms of new housing. And the easiest way to see the future? Residential building permits. This is Week 3 of a special version of What’s Working Housing. There are still some inflation updates below, plus a […]
Opinion: Renters deserve a place in Colorado’s affordable-housing strategy
The Colorado General Assembly is considering a slate of bills based on the recommendations of the state’s Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force that would collectively direct just over $400 million in federal and state resources to addressing Colorado’s affordable housing crisis. Many policymakers and advocates have focused on directing these funds to build new, affordable […]