Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

Here’s an update on some of the positions adopted by the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) – SB-85 “Increase Documentary Fee & Fund Attainable Housing” OPPOSE. This bill would raise the doc fee for recording or filing to five dollars. The first dollar would go towards electronic filing costs under existing law and the remaining fourContinue reading “Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update”

Boulder: City Planning Amendments to Inclusionary Housing

Recently City of Boulder staff provided the City Council with an assessment of the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program, which has been in existence since 2000. At that time the share of permanently affordable (deed-restricted) housing was 3.1 percent (1,270 units). Now it is 7.3 percent (3,319 units). The City’s goal is to make 10 percentContinue reading “Boulder: City Planning Amendments to Inclusionary Housing”

Greeley: Cash in Lieu Report Released

BBC Research & Consulting has finished its study of Greeley’s Cash in Lieu (CIL) water policy. The consultants say the volume of water Greeley requires from residential developers is very close to the average across the region.  However, “the cost to developers of approximately $25,000 per home is above average” compared to the average priceContinue reading “Greeley: Cash in Lieu Report Released”

Denver’s Failed Affordable Housing Program

According to a recent editorial in the Denver Post, the City’s “affordable housing ordinance has been a failure…. In the past five years, for example, it has resulted in only 16 affordable units being built.” Twelve years ago Denver approved an inclusionary zoning ordinance (similar to the ordinance that was revoked in Longmont a fewContinue reading “Denver’s Failed Affordable Housing Program”