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.
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 assists 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
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- Preservation & Eviction Prevention
- Eviction Prevention