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Capitol Connection – January 14, 2022

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol Welcome to the Second Regular Session of the 73rd General Assembly Welcome back to public policy season. On Wednesday, the Legislative Session commenced and we will be working on important policy at the Capitol related to REALTOR(R) Party issues for the next 120 days. The Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) will begin reviewing bills next week, so if you...

Take Action Now! Urge Congress to Not Extend the Eviction Moratorium

We need your help immediately! House Democratic leadership is working on legislation, extending the CDC Eviction Moratorium through December 31, which is moving quickly and could happen TODAY! We need Congress to hear our position: REALTORS® are opposed to any "unreasonable effort by Congress to extend the eviction ban without assistance for small housing providers." Forcing landlords to provide free housing for vaccinated Americans may...

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Legislation Unlocking the Doors to Homeownership Crosses the Finish Line

There is a lot to celebrate this year as CAR honors our 100 years of service to Colorado consumers and looks ahead at how to serve our clients and communities in the century ahead. Over the past several months, CAR and Habitat for Humanity worked to push forward four legislative solutions aimed at helping improve homeownership opportunities for all Coloradans....

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Capitol Connection – April 23, 2021

This Week at the State Capitol: Housing Development Grants Hotels Tenancy Support Program (SB21-242) Senate Bill 242 transfers $15 million from the General Fund to the Housing Development Grant Fund within the Division of Housing for rental assistance, tenancy support service programs and grants and loans to purchase underutilized hotels, motels and other properties for temporary housing. The bill expands those who...

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Capitol Connection – April 9, 2021

Celebrate Fair Housing Month Colorado REALTORS® promote fair housing and anti-discrimination policies and practices in our advocacy and day-to-day business. This year, CAR introduced the Century of Opportunity Legislative Package that aims to remove barriers to homeownership, and increase opportunity for economic mobility for all Coloradans, especially Colorado's communities of color who represent less homeownership across our state. Those solutions include: 1....

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Capitol Connection – March 19, 2021

Government Affairs Update Today marks a big legislative win for the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. Colorado's policymakers introduced a proposal that would allow inclusionary zoning practices and open the door to rent control at the local level. CAR successfully amended the bill to clarify that a local government cannot enact rent control policies on existing units. As REALTORS® know, our state...

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Capitol Connection – Feb. 12, 2021

We've past groundhog day and it's another four months of legislative session to go, this time into June after the General Assembly took a month long Covid-19 pause. While the air may be chilly this President's holiday weekend, our Legislative Policy Committee is gearing up for a very busy session starting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 where we might see...

Colorado Leaders Launch Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery, a project developed by the Colorado Business Roundtable and Common Sense Institute, brings together dozens Colorado leaders from a wide range of industries and backgrounds to develop recommendations for getting Colorado back to work. “While COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges in terms of health and safety for Coloradans and the business community, the disruption has brought an opportunity to rethink...

CDC Releases Eviction Moratorium Executive Order

Owners Need Relief, Too. The CDC has released an Executive Order placing a moratorium on all evictions through the end 2020 (see the Executive Order Here).  In short, this moratorium creates a number of issues and questions that NAR and coalition partners are working to find answers to.  The eviction moratorium will run through Dec. 31. It applies to renters who earn...

Governor Polis Extends Eviction Notice Order to 30 Days

On Monday, Governor Polis issued an extension to an Executive Order requiring landlords to serve a 30-Day Demand for Rent or Possession. This new Order is in effect until Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Executive Order 2020-162 encourages property managers to take steps to limit evictions for tenants who have made a good faith effort to make rental payments or establish a repayment agreement. The Order, however, is not a...