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Government Affairs

New NAR Ads Share Rental and Mortgage Assistance Resources

NAR has launched a series of communications targeted to renters, housing providers, state/local elected officials, and opinion leaders about the availability of rental assistance in Denver beginning Friday, Sept. 10th. The message of the online ad underscores that Congress has allocated $46.55 billion in emergency rental assistance relief for renters and housing providers who are struggling due to the impact of...

Colorado REALTORS® Announce Legislators of the Year for 2021

ENGLEWOOD, CO. – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the state’s largest real estate trade association representing more than 29,000 members statewide, named four Colorado policymakers as “Legislators of the Year” for 2021: House Minority Leader Hugh McKean (R-Loveland), House Majority Co-Whip Kyle Mullica (D-Northglenn), Representative Shannon Bird (D-Westminster), and Representative Marc Snyder (D-Manitou Springs). This group of legislators worked tirelessly to enhance public policy that will provide current...

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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Housing Colorado: Register Now – Statewide Outreach & Engagement

Announcing - Statewide Engagement & Outreach Join Housing Colorado, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) for a presentation on state legislation and programming to assist communities. Participants will hear from each agency on policies, programs, and recent housing-related legislation. Through facilitated discussions, participants will provide perspective and opinions on how...

DOLA launches new rental assistance website, awards $6.025M in affordable housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Brett McPherson brett.mcpherson@state.co.us | 303-656-7464 Colorado Department of Local Affairs launches new rental assistance website, awards $6.025M in affordable housing Denver, CO – July 1, 2021 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH) has published a new website to simplify obtaining emergency rental assistance as well as upcoming homeowner relief, and awarded $6.025M through the Colorado State Housing Board (SHB) for affordable...

NAR Breaking News: SCOTUS Upholds Property Rights

High Court Says CDC Lacks Authority In a 5-4 ruling Tuesday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lacked authority to implement a blanket, nationwide eviction moratorium. Although the court declined to lift the ban immediately, the ruling means the current moratorium will expire at the end of July. “This is a massive victory for property rights,”...

Legislation Unlocking the Doors to Homeownership Signed by Governor Polis

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. We are excited to announce that after all our work with other housing stakeholders and legislators, HB 1271 was first to be signed by the Governor over the weekend in Basalt....

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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....

Developers working on affordable housing in Colorado’s mountains – Offer suggestions for pending wave of funding

The unprecedented housing crisis in Colorado will soon see an equally extraordinary flood of cash. In Colorado's high country, where affordable housing is a decades-long issue that exploded into a catastrophe last year, an army of developers on the front lines of a complex campaign to build workforce housing are ready to help guide the sudden influx of funding. Once the...

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Capitol Connection – June 11th, 2021

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol 2021 Legislative Session Comes to an End The 2021 legislative session came to a close late Tuesday. Over the past 116 legislative days, the Colorado legislature tackled several huge issues such as statewide transportation funding that has plagued the state for many years. Policymakers also allocated large state and federal stimulus dollars as our state works toward pandemic...