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Government Affairs

CAR Announce Legislators of the Year for 2022

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the state’s largest real estate trade association representing more than 30,000 members statewide, has announced Representative Shannon Bird (D-Westminster), and Representative Marc Snyder (D-Manitou Springs) as its “Legislators of the Year” for 2022. As a part of its annual recognition program, CAR extended thanks to Governor Jared Polis and honored Eleni...

Coloradoans to Vote on Affordable Housing November ‘22

If approved by Colorado voters, the fund would provide grants to local governments and loans to nonprofits for developing land for affordable housing; create homeownership programs that provide down-payment assistance; create grants for local governments to fully capacitate applications for zoning and land use permits; and much more. As of Aug. 19, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced that the...

2023 Chair-Elect Jason Witt Touts ‘Who We R®’

Cortez REALTOR® and 2023 CAR Chair-Elect Jason Witt (who will serve as CAR Chair in 2024) noted some interesting facts about his community and the role of REALTORS® in their own communities, as well as his role as an incoming leader for the Association. Witt says REALTORS® can play an important role in building health and sustainable communities, and he hopes...

LPC and CARPAC Accepting Member Applications through Sept. 15

REALTORS® need a voice in state legislation to ensure that public policy is supportive of a healthy real estate market for today and tomorrow. We encourage you to apply for CAR’s Political Action Committee (CARPAC) and Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) for 2023. The deadline to send applications is Thursday, September 15. More details about the individual committees can be found at...

HB 1282 Means Affordable Housing

Gov. Polis signed HB22-1282 on May 20, which allows for building high-quality, attainable modular and 3-D printed homes. “When Colorado leads the nation in driving innovative policy that creates new affordable housing units across the housing continuum but also brings new jobs to our state it’s a win-win for Colorado and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® are proud to see...

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Capitol Connection – May 12, 2022

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol Latest News on Green Energy Legislation HB 1362: Building Greenhouse Gas Emissions: (LPC Position: Amend) Sponsored by Reps. Tracey Bernett, Alex Valdez, and Sens. Chris Hansen, & Faith Winter STATUS: sent to Governor Polis Summary and Background: The original bill granted the Colorado Energy Office rulemaking authority to create statewide green building codes for electrification and solar capacity,...

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Capitol Connection – April 26, 2022

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol Breaking news on HB-1287 Mobile Home Park Legislation (Rent Control) Late last Friday evening, the state House, during their second reading on the House Floor, an amendment was added to the bill that removed rent control from the legislation. CAR, in earlier committee testimony submitted to the legislature, advocated removing this section. The amendment improves the legislation by removing...

Colorado Conversations About Affordable Housing

CAR’s Vice President of Government Affairs Liz Peetz was part of a panel addressing Colorado’s access to housing and affordability. The program was hosted by the Denver Gazette, which posed questions to panel members who included Ted Leighty, Colorado Home Builders Association; Jonathan Cappelli, Neighborhood Development Collaborative; Peter LiFari, Maiker Housing Partners; Karen Kallenberg, Habitat for Humanity Colorado; and Liz Peetz, CAR.  Many reasons for the problem...

CAR Mid-Year Legislative Videos Out Now

CAR’s Mid-Year Legislative reviews are out now, with reports from the Legislative Policy Subcommittees: Business and Taxation, Housing, Land Use, Regulatory, and Water. CAR’s Vice President of Government Affairs Liz Peetz gives five-minute updates on each industry area, including the positions CAR is taking on different pieces of legislation. During the session, the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) monitors the 12-week session’s house and senate bills, and...

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Capitol Connection – April 5, 2022

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol Affordable Housing Bills at the Capitol CAR Speaks Up For Homeownership Options It's been a very busy couple of weeks at the Capitol for housing legislation. There are several affordable housing bills at the Capitol, many stemming from the summer's transformative affordable housing taskforce work and some stemming from individual legislators themselves. House Bill 1242 - Regulate Tiny Homes...