March 10, 2021
Update from the Executive Board
Today is a big day! The CLLC along with many property managers and landlords will be giving testimony regarding rent control on new construction through government controlled zoning restrictions. The CLLC is strictly opposed to any legislation involving rent control. Cross your fingers!
While this update does not touch on everything we are doing, I hope that it gives you some valuable insight as to what we have been working on since my last email.
HB21-1121 (oppose): We are very pleased with the positive impact we were able to have on this bill. However, we are still concerned about the provision that prohibits more than one rental rate increase in a 12 month period. We feel strongly that parties should be free to contract. Even though CAR (Colorado Association of Realtors) and CAA (Colorado Apartment Association) took a neutral position (because of the bill sponsor’s amendments/concessions), we plan to remain actively opposed as this bill continues to work its way through the processes.
HB21-1117 (oppose): This bill would effectively allow rent control on new construction through government controlled zoning restrictions. I’m assuming you saw the CTA we did to CLLC and NARPM members. This bill is being heard in committee today at 1:30pm and we will be offering testimony. The apartment association is hitting this one hard, and is planning to show up in force to help us to combat it. Unfortunately, we have the impression that the committee members have already made up their minds (by-in-large). We are not convinced that any amount of testimony is going to sway them enough to keep this one from passing today in committee. Hopefully we’re wrong. Please push your NARPM chapter members and clients to participate in the call to action!
HB21-1028 (support): We are taking a support position and will be involved with testimony today. We want to show that we are behind bills which seek to positively impact the affordable housing crisis, which do not scare landlords out of the market (making it worse).
CO Eviction Moratorium Bill: Still waiting for this one to drop. We’ve been involved as stakeholders. Updates to come.
Please visit our website on a regular basis where you will find Position Statements, resources and information that we have posted for Immediate Release. https://coloradolandlordlegislativecoalition.org/
Be on the lookout for Calls to Action in the coming weeks as we will need your help making contact with your Legislators and rest assured that the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition is putting all of our efforts forward to make a positive impact for Colorado Housing Providers.
Thank you again,