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Rents and vacancies drop slightly across Metro Denver, indicating stabilizing market

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Rents and vacancies drop slightly across Metro Denver, indicating stabilizing market

Average rents decreased slightly to $1,506 during the third quarter of 2019, according to the Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent survey published today. The total reflects a 2.8% increase in average rents from the same quarter last year. This marks the fourth consecutive year in which... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
10/23/2019


IN RESPONSE: Rent control will hurt the Coloradans it is meant to help

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IN RESPONSE: Rent control will hurt the Coloradans it is meant to help

Denver City Councilwoman Robin Kniech recently expressed concern about housing affordability in Colorado in a commentary published by Colorado Politics ("Let's restore local governments' power to regulate rent," Aug. 30). We share Kniech’s concerns about the lack of attainable housing in the... Continue Reading

by Terry Simone
09/10/2019


Limiting New Construction Will Reverse Progress in Affordable Housing

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Limiting New Construction Will Reverse Progress in Affordable Housing

The record-breaking amount of new apartment construction in the last several years has yielded exactly what economists would predict: rent growth has fallen from double digit highs earlier this decade to below the rate of inflation over the last 12 months. You read that right: average rents are... Continue Reading

by Teo Nicolais
08/27/2019


AAMD Hosts Event to Educate Housing Professionals on Economic Drivers of the Housing Industry

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AAMD Hosts Event to Educate Housing Professionals on Economic Drivers of the Housing Industry

The Apartment Association of Metro Denver hosted its annual conference Summer Econ 2019. Every year, the conference attracts industry leaders and professionals as participants, presenters and sponsors, and serves as an educational opportunity to understand the Colorado housing environment. This... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
07/26/2019


AAMD Launches Housing4Colorado.org, New Public Education Resource for Renters

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AAMD Launches Housing4Colorado.org, New Public Education Resource for Renters

In conjunction with the 2019 Education Conference and Trade Show, the Apartment Association of Metro Denver officially launched Housing4Colorado.org, a platform which provides various resources, housing news, and frequently asked questions to help Colorado renters and home seekers find attainable... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
05/23/2019


End of Session Report for the Colorado Apartment Association

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End of Session Report for the Colorado Apartment Association

The First Regular Session of the Seventy-first General Assembly convened on Jan. 4, 2019 and adjourned on May 3, 2019. Below please find a recap of the 120-day legislative session. Highlights Despite adjourning quietly late on Friday afternoon, the 2019 legislative session will be remembered for... Continue Reading

by Destiny Bossert
05/6/2019


CAA Announces Support of Four New Bills that Address Affordable Housing Crisis

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CAA Announces Support of Four New Bills that Address Affordable Housing Crisis

The Colorado Apartment Association Maintains Opposition to Rent Control Legislation Today, the Colorado Apartment Association announced its support of four new pieces of legislation that aim to address the state’s housing affordability and access crisis, while maintaining firm opposition to... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
04/17/2019


Green Building Rules and Regulations Update

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Green Building Rules and Regulations Update

The Board of Public Health & Environment will hold a public hearing and vote on adopting the Rules and Regulations Governing the Green Building Ordinance at their meeting on May 9th (NOTE NEW DATE). Click here for the latest Draft Green Building Rules and Regulations. Only very minor... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
04/15/2019


New Public Polling Indicates Strong Public Opposition to Rent Control to Address Housing Crisis

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New Public Polling Indicates Strong Public Opposition to Rent Control to Address Housing Crisis

The Colorado Apartment Association today released the results of a poll commissioned in late March that indicates strong public opposition to the enactment of rent control policies as a solution for addressing housing affordability in Colorado. The results come on the heels of a rent control bill,... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
04/2/2019


Rents decline for second consecutive quarter as vacancy increases continue six-year streak

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Rents decline for second consecutive quarter as vacancy increases continue six-year streak

Average rents declined to $1,456 and average vacancy increased to 5.8% in the Denver metro area during the fourth quarter of 2018 according to the Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent survey published today. The construction of 12,324 new apartments in 2018 – a volume nearly three... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
01/22/2019


Denver's New "Source of Income" Ordinance

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Denver's New "Source of Income" Ordinance

As of January 1, 2019, if a Section 8 voucher holder is a good candidate, most Denver Landlords will be required to accept the voucher and cooperate with the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) rules, HUD regulations, inspections and policies. Many Landlords do not accept Section 8 voucher holders, as... Continue Reading

by Deborah Wilson
01/14/2019


Plain and Simple: Colorado Needs More Housing

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Plain and Simple: Colorado Needs More Housing

We face real challenges to the affordable housing issue. In both the public and political arena, the increase in demand for attainable housing, coupled with hurdles to create more housing, is a growing problem. Limited government funding, headwinds of increased regulatory requirements such as... Continue Reading

by Nancy Burke
11/26/2018