Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Boulder

Boulder: Council Pushing for Middle Income Affordable Housing

The Boulder City Council reviewed a variety of regulatory tools and incentives to create middle-income deed restricted affordable housing units. Although the plan is not fully developed, at a recent study session the Council agreed its major goal is to increase the City’s inclusionary zoning requirement from 20 to 25 percent for new housing developments.… Continue reading Boulder: Council Pushing for Middle Income Affordable Housing

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Boulder

Boulder County: Affordable Housing Advocates Publish Draft Plan

The Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership is recommending a regional goal of 15,000 to 22,000 diverse housing units affordable to low and middle-income households by 2035. This range represents 10 to 15 percent of the anticipated housing inventory at that time. Cities and towns have already secured nearly 6,000 units, so 9,000 to 16,000 homes… Continue reading Boulder County: Affordable Housing Advocates Publish Draft Plan

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Boulder

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 percent… Continue reading Boulder: City Planning Amendments to Inclusionary Housing

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Study Says Middle Class Shrinking in Colorado

According to the Pew Research Center, middle-income households are declining in Colorado. Middle-class households in the Denver area decreased from 58 percent in 2000 to 53 percent in 2014. Lower income households increased by four percentage points during that same time. Pew researchers note the decline took place in all five Colorado metropolitan areas, including… Continue reading Colorado: Study Says Middle Class Shrinking in Colorado