Colorado Housing Stability Project
In major cities across the country eviction rates have returned to pre-pandemic levels and BIPOC and women renters are disproportionally impacted (Pewtrust, 2022: Evictions Rise to Pre-Pandemic Levels). Enterprise Community Partners is taking a coordinated and comprehensive approach to protect renters from eviction and displacement and to ensure that all landlords can continue providing America’s renters with stable, affordable homes.
The Power of Housing Stability
Many people who work hard, even those who have savings, can encounter unforeseen challenges that lead them to experience housing instability. These hardworking Denverites never imagined they would face eviction. And when the time came, they felt conflicted about asking for help. They are sharing their stories to let others know how the process works, and the relief they now feel after receiving assistance.
A New Normal: How Eviction Court Filing Data Can Advance a More Stable Housing Ecosystem for all Coloradans
Based on a new analysis from the Colorado Futures Center, A New Normal: How Eviction Court Filing Data Can Advance a More Stable Housing Ecosystem for all Coloradans makes robust data about state eviction court filings available to the public for the first time. The report highlights the seriousness of housing instability in the state and the need for consistent data on evictions and recommends long-term measures to reduce evictions and their impact, advance housing stability and create a more equitable housing ecosystem statewide.
Housing Resource Catalog
This is a comprehensive guide created and maintained by Enterprise Community Partners containing information on various resources for service providers seeking to assist individuals with navigating affordable housing-related issues in the Denver Metro area.
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Webinar Series on Eviction Prevention
Eviction Prevention as a Preservation Strategy: What is the connection between eviction prevention and the preservation of affordable housing stocks? What are the risks faced by small landlords? What does the preservation of affordable housing mean for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) renters? Click here to find out more.
How To Harness the Legal System to Prevent Evictions? As the nation grapples with the rising toll of evictions and urgently seeks to prevent renters from losing their homes, the legal and judicial system offer a viable path to effective eviction prevention strategies. Click here to find out more.
Landlords as Stewards of Housing Stability: It is estimated that at least 6 million renters are at risk of eviction nationally (Enterprise Community Partners, 2021). Landlords and property owners have experienced great financial losses because of the pandemic, however, they have a vested interest in supporting the housing stability of their renters to avoid furthering their financial strains. To find out more, click here.
A Roadmap to Prevent Eviction and Promote Housing Stability: The pandemic exacerbated the issues of housing instability and eviction, even while in many communities, evictions were at crisis levels before Covid-19 struck. This comprehensive resource arranges various strategies to help prevent eviction and mitigate its harms at various stages of the eviction cycle: 1) upstream, 2) after arrears/pre-filing, 3) post-filing and 4) after eviction. It also includes links to related information and examples of strategies at work on the ground. For access to this resource click here.
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Additional Information and Readings
According to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority more than 50% of its residents living at or below 30% of the AMI are cost burdened. This means many of these households are cost-burdened, spending more than 30% of their net income on housing (CHFA, The Gap Map 2021)). They are also more likely to forgo necessities to pay for rent and are most likely to experience housing instability such as eviction.) For additional information, visits these resources:
- Opinion: Renters deserve a place in Colorado’s affordable-housing strategy
- From the Brookings : The coming eviction crisis will hit Black communities the hardest
- Tenant Protections and Emergency Rental Assistance During And Beyond the Covid -19 Pandemic
- Eviction And Health: A Vicious Cycle Exacerbated By A Pandemic
- Tenants Waiting on Rental Assistance Should Not Face Eviction
- No State Has an Adequate Supply of Affordable Rental Housing for the Lowest Income Renters
- Families With Children at Increased Risk of Eviction, With Renters of Color Facing Greatest Hardship
- Rocky Mountain
- Preservation & Eviction Prevention
- Eviction Prevention