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Government Affairs

Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order Providing Assistance for Tenants at Risk for Eviction Due to COVID-19

On April 20, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2021 088, Providing Assistance for Tenants at Risk for Eviction Due to COVID-19. The Executive Order Suspends C.R.S. §  13-40-104(1)(d) that require landlords to serve 10-Day Demands For Rent or Possession.  Instead, landlords must provide tenants with thirty (30) days’ notice of any default for nonpayment that occurred...

Coalition Tackles Housing Affordability Crisis with Introduction of Four Bills Aimed At Improving Short- And Long-Term Opportunities For Homeownership For All Coloradans

DENVER – With a growing list of housing affordability issues surfacing across the state, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Colorado to introduce a package of legislation designed to help improve the state’s long-term homeownership scenario and economic growth by addressing issues of housing affordability and access. Working with the support of a broad range of housing industry...

Amendments Bring Balance to Renter’s Rights Bill

Senate Bill 173 ("Rights In Residential Lease Agreements") is in a much more balanced place after two rounds of amendments. And the bill now cleared the Senate and is on its way to the House of Representatives for their review. CAR, along with our housing industry colleagues, made a significant advocacy presence to AMEND the bill to ensure it creates a...

Looking To Get More Involved with RPAC? Look No Further – Join Our Councils

We have two new volunteer opportunities for you and members passionate about the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) to represent their local association and help achieve our RPAC fundraising goals for the year. This is a great opportunity to connect with and brainstorm with your peers across the state on ways to increase RPAC participation and expand the Major Investor...

CAR Provides Fair Housing Solutions with Century of Opportunity Legislative Package

In 1959, Colorado became the first in the nation to pass statewide fair housing laws and to this day has some of the strongest protections against housing discrimination in the country. The Federal Fair Housing Act was signed nine years later. The Colorado Association of REALTORS® continues to promote fair housing and anti-discrimination policies and practices in our advocacy and...

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium to June 30

On Monday, March 29, the CDC announced it is extending the federal eviction moratorium for an additional 3 months, through June 30, 2021. The moratorium prohibits housing providers from evicting a tenant who is unable to pay rent as a result of financial hardship due to COVID-19, but does not forgive the rent that is due. In addition to extending...

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Capitol Connection – March 5, 2021

Government Affairs Update This week, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® is happy to announce that CAR's Century of Opportunity campaign is moving forward, and three of our four homeownership opportunity bills are introduced and will be discussed by the legislature. We will continue to update you on the progress of these bills and won't stop until homeownership is an opportunity...

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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...

Office of Consumer Counsel advises Colorado Natural Gas Customers of Potential Bill Increases and Encourages the Public to Participate in the Regulatory Proceeding

DENVER - The Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) is advising Colorado Natural Gas (CNG) customers of CNG’s filing with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) seeking approval to implement a System Safety and Integrity Rider, or SSIR.  If approved, the SSIR would allow CNG to recover the costs of specific pipeline safety and integrity projects, through a separate rider on...

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...