By Emily Baker
Recently, my Price & Co partner and I were able to attend the Affordable Housing Forum hosted by All In Denver at the Mercury Cafe. The Forum sought to review the results of a recent poll of Denverites with the audience and then to answer any questions that arose.
The poll revealed that concerns for housing were peak among Denver voters, exceeded only by education. 32% of people said they would like the Mayor and City Council to address education, 30% said affordable housing, 30% also said homelessness, and 19% said cost of living. These were the top five concerns as shown by the poll.
Meanwhile, rent prices continue to rise and Denver voters have great concern about certain rights that landlords maintain. Currently, there are no caps on application fees and so Landlords have the ability to profit off of them. Some low-income renters can pay upwards of a month’s worth of rent on application fees alone before even being approved for a place to live.
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