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NAR: SCOTUS Ruling Delivers ‘Victory for Fairness’

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on Monday to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination in the workplace by expanding protections from the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The Civil Rights Act already bans discrimination in employment based on race, religion, national origin, and sex. The court voted in favor of the LGBTQ...

Denverite: CAR Foundation Funds Rent and Mortgage Assistance in Response to the Pandemic

Last week, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation donated $125,000 to three Colorado non-profit organizations to help those Coloradans in need of housing assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We just knew that there were people needing assistance, and we wanted to get this done in a timely manner,” said Chris Djorup, Denver-area REALTOR® and Foundation Chair. “The...

Colorado REALTORS® Respond to COVID-19 Housing Crisis

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation Awards Disaster Relief Grants Totaling $125,000 to Three Colorado Non-Profits ENGLEWOOD, CO – May 15, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Coloradans unable to make rent and mortgage payments due to layoffs and furloughs. In this time of unprecedented crisis, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation announced this week it is awarding $125,000 in...

Department of Local Affairs Grants $9.5M for New Affordable Housing and Recovery-Oriented Housing, Allocates $3M in Housing Services for COVID-19 Relief

Denver, CO – April 27, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH) awarded $9.5M through the Colorado State Housing Board (SHB) for affordable housing and 80 new recovery-oriented housing vouchers with $144,000 of support services in March and April, and received $3M to provide COVID-19 housing relief across Colorado. Governor Polis signed Executive Order...

Executive Order Issued in Response to COVID-19

On March 20, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 012, which, among other things,  temporarily limits evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections, providing support to unemployed Coloradans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Coloradans in a variety of ways, including some Coloradan's ability to meet the financial obligations related to housing. In response, Governor Polis...

Updated Public Health Order for Colorado to Include Real Estate as Critical Business

March 26, 2020 Your REALTOR® Voice Has Been Heard Today, Governor Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment has released an updated public health order in accordance with yesterday’s executive order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order, in effect from March 26 through April 11, 2020. The public health order was updated to include a number of critical services that includes Professional Services, such as legal, title companies,...

Fill Out Your 2020 Census Form

The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to count everyone living in the country every 10 years. The tally must include people of all races and ethnic groups, all citizens and non-citizens, all adults and children, regardless of age. As a result, the Census provides important information that can determine our representation in the U.S. Congress. Responding to the Census is really important because it establishes...

CAR, 35 Other Colorado Groups Call on Lawmakers to Prioritize Transportation Funding

CAR has joined forces with a diverse coalition of 35 other Colorado organizations calling on state legislators to prioritize funding to improve the quality of the state's roads and reduce traffic. The coalition, A Way Forward, is comprised of the construction, shipping, and real estate, among other industries. It recently sent a letter to lawmakers making the case for action during...

Booming Job Market and Cheaper Housing are Luring Millennials to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs' has been experiencing a two-decade long population boom; the city's population has grown by 37 percent since 2000. New arrivals have been attracted to the city's booming economy and lower cost of living compared to other cities. Eleanor Kasper told Colorado Public Radio, “Colorado Springs was significantly less expensive than the area in which we were living...