Limits on Growth Get Attention During Affordable Housing Discussion
CAR hosted a panel discussion on housing affordability at its REALTOR Day at the Capitol & Economic Summit, held Feb. 13-14, 2020 in Denver. Growth limits, including a November 2020 ballot initiative aimed at curbing construction of residential housing, were among the topics discussed.
Panelists included Alison George, director of the state Division of Housing; Karen Kallenberg, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Colorado; Ted Leighty, chief executive officer of the Colorado Association of Home Builders; and Elizabeth Peetz, vice president of government affairs for the Colorado Association of Realtors.
“It’s not the housing that’s causing the traffic,” Peetz said. “It’s the regulatory barriers that are preventing our governments from funding what communities need.”