Let Cities Decide: End Colorado’s Prohibition on Rent Regulation

Dana Gilbert has lived in Denver, Colorado for twenty-eight years.[2] In addition to providing after-school childcare to her granddaughter, she works two jobs cleaning office buildings. Despite the fact that Dana can barely afford a studio apartment in Harvey Park[3]—the cheapest neighborhood on the outskirts of Denver—her landlord just sent a rent renewal lease for her apartment; rent is increasing from $800 to $1,050 per month for next year. This 31 percent increase puts the unit out of Dana’s price range. She secures a housing Continue reading →