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Gov. Polis signs executive order ending protections for renters

Credit: KOAA - Southern Colorado
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Gov. Polis signs executive order ending protections for renters
Gov. Polis signs executive order ending protections for renters

An executive order signed by Governor Polis ends temporary protections for renters who are at risk of being evicted.

During the height of the pandemic, the Governor issued an order that required landlords to give renters at least thirty days notice as opposed to ten days notice for non-payment of rent, or those who have a pending application for rental assistance.

NEW AT TEN.AN EXECUTIVE ORDER SIGNED BYGOVERNOR POLIS ON SUND.

..AYENDS TEMPORARY PROTECTIONS FORRENTERWHS O ARE AT RISK OF BEINGEVICTED.DURING THE HEIGHT OF THEPANDEMIC...THE GOVERNOR ISSUED AN THATREQUIRED LANDLORDS TO GIVERENTERS AT LEASTHIRT TY DAYSNOTICE...OPPOSED TO 10 DAYS NOTICE FORNON PAYMENT OF RENT, OR WHO HAVEA PENDING APPLICATION FOR RENTALASSISTANCE.THE DIVISION OF HOUSING SAYINGTHIS MOVE WAS MADE BECSEAUSIGNIFICANT PROGRESS, THEYCLAIM..HAS BEEN MADE IN CLEARING ABACKLOG OF REQUESTS FORASSISTANCE.HOWEVER...NEW LEGISLATION WAS PASSED THISYEAR AND SIGNED BY THEGOVERNOR IN JULY,...THAT PROVIDES RENTERS WITHEW NRIGHTS.THAT JUST TOOK EFFECT A FEW DAYSAGO.IT DOES A HANDFUL OF THINGS...LIKE LIMITING THE AMOUNT ALANDLORD CAN CHARGE IN LATEFEES, AND WHEN THEY CAN BECHARGED...AND ALLOWING PEOPLE TO CATCHP UON THEIR RENT -- UP UNTIL THEIREVICTION JUDGEMENT DAY.COLETTE BORDELON HEARING FROMBOTH SIDES OF THIS CONTENTIOUSISSUE TONIGHT.OK RQNAT: CAR DRIVING BYSOT: "OBVIOUY SLTHERE WAS ANENORMOUS AMOUNT OF RISK FORRENTERS DURING THE PANDEMIC, ANDSTILL TODAY, BECAUSE OF E THPANDEMIC."TRACK: BUT JUST A FEW DAYS AGO-- GOVERNOR JARED POLIS,OFFICIALLY ENDED RENTALPROTECTIONS CONNECTED TO THECOVID-19 PANDEMIC...SAYING THE MOMENT FOREXTRAORDINARY EXECUTIVE ACTIONHAS PASSED.

..AS LIFE STARTS TO RETURN TO A"NEW NORMAL." GRAPHICSOT: "WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE THOSEPROTECTIONS CONTINUED, THEY HELPOUR CLIENTS, THEY GIVE THEM MORETIME.AT THE SAME TIME, SB 173 WILLBACKFILL THAT TIME.TRACK: ZACH NEUMANN IS THECOVID-19 EVICTION DEFENSEPROJECT...A NON-PROFIT OERFFING FREEEG LALSERVICES TO THOSE AT RISK OFEVICTION -- CALLS SENATE BILL173 -- AN AMBITIOUS LONG TM ERFIX OF COLORADO'S RENTERS LAWS.SOT: "THIS FEELS LIKE A ST IN EPTHE DIRECTION OF SANITY, AND ASTEP IN THE DIRECTION OF REALLYBUILDING A FRAMEWORK FOR A STATETHAT IS INCREASINGLY FACING ANAFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS."TRACK: THE LAW MEANS LANDLORDSCAN'T CHARGE LATE FEES UNT AILWEEK AFTER A MISSED RENTALPAYMEN..T.AND THE AMOUNT TY HECAN BILL, IS CAPPED -- PLUS, ITUSED TO BE THAT TENANTS HAD TENDAYSO TPAY BEFORE FACINGEVICTION -- NOW, THEY CAN PAY UPUNTIL THE JUDGEMENT DAY.SOT: NOW WE HAVE A SITUATIONWHERE TENANTS CAN PAY ALL THEWAY UP TO JUDGEMENT, SO E THSTATE RENTAL ASSISTANCE DOLLARSHAVE MORE OF A CHANCE TO WORKAND MORE OF A CHANCE TOSTABILIZE FAMILIES THAT ARE ATRISK OF LOSING THEIR HOUSING."TRACK: BUT A LOCAL LANDLOR..WHO RENTS OUT A COLORADO SPRINGSCONDO -- SAYS THIS LAW MAKES ITHARDER FOR LANDLORDS, TO MAKE ALIVING.SOT: "THEY FORGET THE OTHER DESIOF IT.THE LANDLORDS, WE HAVE MORTGAGESTO PAY.TRACK: TONY GIOIA SAYS IT COULDLEAD THIO GHER RENTS, BECAUSELANDLORDS CAN'T ABSORB THE COSTNOFOT GETTING PAID.SOT: "THE RENTERS HAVE AN OUT,IT'S JUST MAKING OWNERSHIP MOREAND MORE EXPENSIVE." TRACKHE:ALSO SAYS IT COULD MAKE ITHARDER FOR PEOPLE WITH BADCREDIT OR AN ECTVIION IN THEIRPAST, TO FIND A SPACE TO LIVE --BECAUSE MANY LANDLORDS MAYE BEVEN MORE WARY OF TAKING THATRISK, WITH THE NEW LAW.SOT: WE ARE TRYING TO LPHEOTHERS AS WELL, BUT THELEGISLATURE IS MAKING IT HARDERAND HARDER TO DO THAT, WHICHS IREALLY JUSTSELF-DEFEATING.THEY WANT TO HELP RENTERS, ANDBY DOING THIS, BY HURTINGOWNERS, THEY END UP HURTINGRENTERS."RIGHT NOW -- THE DIVISION OFHOUSING IS AVERAGING AROUND SIXMILLION DOLLARS A WEEK BEINGPAID OUT IN STATE AND FEDERAY LLFUEDND RENTAL ASSISTANCE...PROVIDING NEARLY 40-THOUSANDHOUSEHOLDS WITH THAT SUPPO.

RTIF YOU NEED HELP...PIKES PEAK UNITED WAY OFFERSASSISTANCE TOANYONE APPLYING FOR THEEMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCEPROGRAM...FOR TENANTS -- AND PROPEY RTOWNERS.WE'LL HAVE THAT INFORMATION...AND ANSWERS TO COMMONLY ASKEDQUESTIONS...IN COLETTE'S WEB STORY,..AT KOAA-DOT-CO

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