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Well-Intentioned Initiative 300 Will backfire on Denver’s Homeless — and on the Rest of Us

Denver voters are being asked to consider Initiative 300 — the “right to survive” — on the May ballot. 300 represents unprecedented and broad sweeping policy changes that will tangibly restrict our ability to deliver critical resources to homeless people and would have an immense impact on Denver and our state.   A new study, “Impacts on the Homeless and Society by...

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Denver Issue 300 leaves our homeless in the cold

Denver’s deceptive “Right to Survive” Issue 300 threatens to harm the homeless, the state’s economy and some of Colorado’s finest urban spaces.   “Every person has the right to survive, but this measure may ultimately prevent people in need of resources from receiving the help they need,” the mayor said in a written statement. “The city has devoted tens of millions of...

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Capitol Connection: March 15, 2019

House Bill 19-1228: Increase Tax Credit Allocation Affordable Housing   HB19-1228, sponsored by Rep. Shannon Bird (D-Westminster), Rep. Brianna Titone (D-Arvada), Sen. Jack Tate (R-Centennial) and Sen. Rachel Zenzinger (D-Aurora), increases the annual allocation of the state's Affordable Housing Tax Credit program (AHTC), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), from $5 million to $10 million from 2019 through 2024....

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Capitol Connection: March 1, 2019

House Bill 19-1096: Colorado Right to Rest   Earlier in the week, HB19-1096, titled Colorado Right to Rest, died in the Senate Finance Committee by unanimous decision. The bill would have allowed individuals to occupy public spaces for any duration without penalty, prohibiting state and local governments from enacting or enforcing laws, ordinances, rules or regulations related to public camping. CAR's Legislative...

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Capitol Connection: February 22, 2019

Next Stop, Governor's Desk: House Bill 19-1098: Deeds to Convey Real Property   CAR is thrilled to announce that HB19-1098, Deeds to Convey Real Property, is headed to the Governor's desk for his consideration. CAR worked with multiple industry stakeholders to develop and champion this legislation as a common-sense public policy solution that fixes a longstanding problem in real estate transactions. ### Under current...

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Denver Initiative 300: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space

Initiative 300 is a broad measure whereby supporters have asserted unimpeded use of public space for the purpose of erecting non-obstructive shelter, indefinitely, is a right to be extended to everybody including those experiencing homelessness. No city in the US has passed similar allowances. However, courts have ruled that cities cannot enforce certain laws that restrict access to public space...

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Capitol Connection – February 8, 2019

CAR Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol Focus on the Importance of Homeownership   Thank you to all our members and colleagues who attended CAR's Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol.  We had a busy two-day event with over 250 REALTORS® attending from across the state. At Tuesday's Economic Summit, members had the opportunity to hear from keynote...