Colorado tenant Nichole Collins has initiated a class action lawsuit against Greystar, a national apartment management company. The lawsuit, filed Jan. 9, accuses Greystar of imposing unlawful and concealed “junk fees” that inflate the cost of living for tenants, further exacerbating the state’s housing affordability crisis.
Colorado’s legislators returned to the Capitol yesterday, answering the Governor’s call for a special session to address skyrocketing property taxes following voters rejection of Prop HH. Progressives criticized the initiative in part for offering insufficient aid to the third of Coloradans who rent rather than own. In the first hearing of the session, House legislators debated a bill to create a $30M rental relief fund administered by the Division of Housing in partnership with housing nonprofits.
Last week the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) issued a statement notifying that they had fired Officer Drew Matthews.
Earlier this month, The Denver Post reported that the metro Denver area is now the eighth least affordable city nationwide. We feel this every day as the cost of daily necessities rises, and it becomes more and more difficult to live and thrive in our city. Policymakers must act swiftly and boldly to meet the needs of our community.
The Keep Coloradans Housed Bill will help Colorado families stay in stable homes. Under consideration by the Colorado Senate, it will protect working families from bad actor landlords who charge excessive late fees and move to illegally evict struggling tenants.
“I just want to start off this training by saying that this is not the world that I want,” said Jason Legg. “The rules and laws I’m going to talk about are how the world is right now.”
Colorado’s middle class is rapidly shrinking, according to a new report that raises concerns about growing income inequality in the state.