As many know, Denver was experiencing a severe housing crisis pre-COVID-19 as the 2nd top gentrifying city in the nation. In our city, more than 46% of renters are cost-burdened, and we have unprecedented rates of homelessness with a point in time count that listed 4,071 homeless people in Denver last year, housing costs have far outpaced wages and we have thousands of impending evictions that are only compounding under an eviction moratorium that will expire on March 31st.
One out of every four Coloradans are facing eviction right now.
Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca and her team are exploring ways to ensure that we avoid as many possible evictions (that will translate to homelessness) as we can once the eviction moratorium is lifted.
The purpose of this survey is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the issues, concerns and experiences of renters and landlords in our city so that we craft a bill that meets as many needs as we can address on both sides of the issue of displacement. Please share your thoughts honestly, openly and thoroughly to enable the best outcomes.