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Colorado’s ambitious tenant rights bill has been whittled down by industry groups. Here’s where it stands.
An ambitious tenant rights bill that was introduced in Colorado’s Legislature this year has been significantly whittled down by landlord industry groups. Senate Bill 21-173, as introduced, sought to permanently strengthen legal protections for renters by putting substantial limits on how much a landlord can charge in rental late fees, extending the grace period for […]
Colorado’s laws historically have favored landlords over tenants. A bill at the Capitol could balance the scales.
Any time Cesiah Guadarrama Trejo’s phone rings early in the morning or late into the night, she knows it isn’t good. The calls to Guadarrama Trejo, who is associate state director for the working women’s advocacy group 9to5 Colorado, are almost always from panicked renters or mobile-home owners who are facing eviction or at risk of […]
Rising rents, stagnant wages leave many Colorado tenants struggling to meet basic needs
When Laura Rodriguez’s lease was up for renewal in the middle of the pandemic, she was informed by her landlord that her rent was increasing by $200 dollars a month. “We are now paying $1,800 and our landlord already announced that next August 2021 our rents will go up to $2,200 a month,” said Rodriguez, […]
Statewide eviction moratorium ordered by Gov. Polis
Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday issued an executive order establishing a 30-day statewide eviction moratorium after months of pressure from housing advocates and in response to recommendations put forth by his own Special Eviction Prevention Task Force. The order reaffirms and clarifies a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium. The state had previously […]
70,000 more Colorado households will be severely rent burdened in coming months, state estimates
An estimated 70,000 more Colorado households will be severely rent burdened — spending more than half of their income on housing costs — in the coming months as assistance programs wind down and savings accounts dry up, according to a state housing analyst. As of July, 165,567, or 22% of Colorado renters, were considered extremely […]