This document provides a summary of major legislation pertaining to property and housing considered by the General Assembly during the 2014 legislative session.
The Public Benefits and Services Resource Manual is intended to serve as a reference guide for information on some of the state’s programs that provide direct benefits or services to members of the public. The manual is divided into four sections to make it easier for the reader to access...
Tiny houses are increasing in popularity as a housing option across the country. This issue brief provides a general overview of the various legal obstacles sometimes faced by individuals who want to own and live in a tiny house in Colorado. It also provides several examples of local and state...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, approximately 10.3 percent of Colorado’s population reported having a disability in 2015. Many of those individuals use a service animal or assistance animal to cope with their disability. This issue brief defines the...
A homeowners’ association (HOA) is an organization that makes and enforces rules for properties and common areas within a planned community. Anyone who purchases a property in the community is automatically an HOA member required to pay dues, which typically go toward paying for communal...
During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to affordable housing, landlord-tenant agreements, construction defects, and homelessness.
This memorandum provides information on five types of programs that provide property tax and/or rental cost relief to seniors.
Report No. 2019-TE7
Interactions between landlords and their tenants was a major topic during the 2019 legislative session. This was evident in bills that made changes to the eviction process, unfit rentals, rental applications, and mobile home parks.
This issue brief provides background information on mobile homes and an overview of the Mobile Home Park Act, including recent changes to the law with regard to county ordinances, registrations, the dispute resolution and enforcement program, and evictions.
Report No. 2020-TE17
Some U.S. cities have adopted legislation to limit or restrict the use of natural gas systems in new construction, instead requiring building systems or appliances to be powered by electricity. In response to these natural gas prohibitions, some states have enacted legislation prohibiting...
Interactions between landlords and tenants, funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and construction were major topics during the 2020 legislative session.
This issue brief focuses on additional strategies that local governments and communities in Colorado are using to meet the housing needs of residents.
This memorandum provides an overview of housing assistance programs and resources offered by federal, state, and local governments and nonprofit agencies throughout Colorado during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Report No. 2021-TE8
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly focused on continued impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, landlord-tenant relations, and affordable housing.
Colorado has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform its affordable housing system and make sure it works for Coloradans in every corner of the state. The $400 million in unallocated funding from the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” (ARPA) offers us a chance to make one-time...
Report No. 2022-TE25
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly considered housing bills to address affordability, homeowner associations, and families without housing.
Report No. 2022-TE32
Report No. 2022-TE33
Since 2019, the state legislature has updated the Mobile Home Park Act several times. This issue brief provides background on mobile homes and an overview of the Mobile Home Park Act, including recent changes to the law regarding purchasing mobile home parks, evictions, and leases.
This issue brief provides an overview of the CCIOA provisions that regulate HOAs.