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The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on Colorado’s housing challenges, with many good people coming up with bad ideas. It’s important that the policy prescriptions we adopt in Colorado aren’t knee-jerk reactions. In the short term, the best way to help renters who are struggling — and t…

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For most families, their single largest living expense is housing. In Colorado, rents continue to rise as wages have remained mostly stagnant. Many of our elected officials in Colorado have been working diligently to ensure that a portion of new housing built in Colorado is affordable. We ne…

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Months and years before COVID-19 effectively derailed the economy, the affordable housing crisis throughout Colorado was a grave concern, and evictions were being filed at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, the crisis has only intensified during the pandemic.

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At the start of March, the metro-Denver residential real estate spring market was showing signs of being one of the strongest on record. When COVID-19 hit and ensuing shutdowns took effect, the market halted for a brief window of time but almost immediately rebounded. In July, the metro-Denv…

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The past six months have certainly been difficult for our state. Colorado — and our state’s citizens, businesses, schools and nonprofits — have risen to the challenge to contain this pandemic, keep our communities safe and healthy, and maintain our economy.

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Experiencing homelessness is absolutely incompatible with the current public health crisis we are in. You can’t “stay home” when you don’t have one. Further, living in congregate shelter facilities or encampments can increase exposure to and the spread of COVID-19.  The crisis of homelessnes…

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Although we don’t yet know when we will emerge from its economic and health disruptions, we do know that COVID-19 has dramatically reshaped transportation in two major ways: behavior and resources. Fully understanding the array of impacts of COVID-19 is a key step to getting Colorado and its…

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Colorado’s once robust economy is flagging. Storefronts are shuttered, job losses are mounting and families are hurting. COVID-19 has slammed the brakes on the world’s economy, hampering entire industries from restaurants and food service, to tourism, and yes, to oil and natural gas.