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Legislative Committee Bill Report

Learn more about the current bills presented in the legislative session that impact the housing industry and what position Housing Colorado is taking on each bill.

Affordable Housing Funding

Fact sheet: Funding for affordable housing is poised to be at the forefront of policymakers’ minds this legislative session. There are a range of approaches to securing this funding, so we’ve developed a fact sheet that explains the legislation anticipated to be introduced under the dome in 2016. 

Call to action template: Taking action to further these crucial affordable housing funding proposals by reaching out to your legislators is key to success – and simple, with our call to action template. If you care about or are impacted by funding for affordable housing in your community, this is a great place to start. 

SCR 16-004- Real Estate Transfer Tax

SCR16-004 removes the prohibition on new or increased transfer tax rates on real property from the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) in the state constitution, and establishes a real estate transfer tax of one-tenth of one percent of the value of real property transferred. These revenues would be directed to a statewide affordable housing trust fund administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and be used for a variety of affordable housing needs. As a referred measure, SCR16-004’s passage simply puts the tax issue on the ballot for voter approval, as required under TABOR.


Colorado General Assembly

Housing Colorado carefully monitors all legislation introduced during the regular session of the Colorado General Assembly.  Using the annually-adopted policy priories of the organization, the Legislative Committee evaluates each bill for its direct and indirect impact on the affordable housing industry.  When necessary, Housing Colorado mobilizes members and partners throughout the state to take action on legislation by contacting their state representatives.
In addition to the activities of the General Assembly, Housing Colorado also monitors statewide ballot issues through the initiative and referendum process.  We follow regulatory hearings and other procedural business throughout the year to keep our members informed and ensure our members interests are represented every step of the way.

Federal Policy & Congress

As a state coalition partner of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, we keep our members informed of key developments in Congress, include the annual budget development process and allocations to critical federal programs that directly impact resources available to the affordable housing industry. View a complete list of primary policy issues currently monitored by NLIHC

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