Our Issues

Housing Dignity

UNE is working to ensure that renters in Colorado are able to live in dignity in safe and stable housing where they can put down their roots without fear of displacement. Our work seeks to create a more even playing field for renters to take on corporate landlords and gain access to the policy tools necessary for renters to have affordable rents and dignified housing:

  • Enable Local Housing Solutions by Repealing the Ban on Rent Stabilization
    Work to ensure that local governments have the ability to effectively address housing issues in their communities by removing the statewide ban on local solutions such as rent stabilization.
  • Pass Local Rent Control Policies
    Build healthy and livable local communities by passing city and/or county ordinances that ensure tenants have predictable and reasonable rents.
  • Ensure People Can Stay in Their Homes by Requiring Real Just Cause for Evictions
    Promote stable communities where tenants can grow roots by requiring landlords to have serious and concrete grounds in order to evict.

Fiscal Reform

UNE is working to advance a tax code in Colorado that addresses historic inequities in three ways (a) ensure that corporations and wealthy individuals pay their fair share for our collective good (b) create a processes for spending tax revenue that prioritize the well-being of low-income people, people of color and immigrants (c) create a broad understanding amongst low income people and people of color of the impact of fair taxes on their lives. 

Civic Engagement

UNE is working to increase the number of low income people and people of color participating in our elections and democracy so that our political systems are more accountable to our communities.