The Need for Local Control of Rents

This report investigates the role corporate landlords have had in raising rents at alarming rates and making housing less and less affordable for low and middle income renters across Colorado.

Through industry lobbying groups, including apartment associations, corporate landlords have rigged the rules to create a more favorable legal environment for corporate property owners, while everyday renters are left with few legal protections to guarantee their right to a safe, affordable, and dignified home for themselves and their families. This report urges lawmakers to repeal the statewide preemption on local control of rents so that localities can pass policies that support and protect their communities.

This report was authored by United for a New Economy with key contributions from the Colorado Fiscal Institute (CFI).

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