In the News
The articles below are divided into updates on the Pikes Peak Housing Network, news local to the Pikes Peak Region, state news, and federal news related to housing affordability. If you would like to link an article for consideration, please contact us here!
This page is updated weekly.
Note: Pikes Peak Housing Network is previously known as the Affordable Housing Collaborative.
PIKES PEAK HOUSING NETWORK NEWS & UPDATES
Surveys shed light on housing availability
November 30, 2022-The Affordable Housing Collaborative endorsed the passage of Proposition 123, which passed by a 52.6% to 47.4% statewide margin. It dedicates 0.1% of
Colorado Springs is not Aspen: New ‘workforce housing fund
March 16, 2021– To ward off Colorado Springs becoming like Aspen or Vail — where ski industry employees often can’t afford to live in the community
Retool COS Update
Fall 2020 Newsletter Article by BJ Scott, co-founder of the Affordable Housing Collaborative and longtime health care expert across the Pikes Peak Region. Colorado Springs
LOCAL NEWS & UPDATES
Surge in home prices making it tough for first-time homebuyers
October 12, 2021 – Data shows home prices for Colorado Springs increased 24 percent over the last year. Tatiana Bailey, Director of the UCCS Economic
$35M affordable housing project approved for Southeast
August 2, 2021– El Paso County commissioners have approved tax breaks for a 137-unit affordable housing apartment complex in the city’s Southeast. Colorado Springs Urban
Colorado Springs receives $111M for housing needs; City Council looks to do more
July 12, 2021 -The Colorado Springs City Council critiqued how the city staff proposed spending $76 million in federal coronavirus relief aid on Monday, calling
STATE NEWS & UPDATES
Colorado governor, Democrats unveil major effort to boost housing by directing local land-use policy. Here’s what it would do.
March 23, 2023- The measure would prevent Colorado’s largest cities from limiting construction of accessory-dwelling units, duplexes and triplexes and require them to let multifamily
Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis Requires Expanding Rental Assistance and Adding Housing Units
October 27, 2022– Rents have increased over the last two years at a historic rate. Between December 2017 and September 2022, the median rent for
Colorado has a record-breaking affordable housing plan. Will state lawmakers push for growth and density, too?
February 8th, 2022- When the pandemic arrived, Colorado was dragged into an intense new phase of its housing shortage. “You can almost draw it exactly
FEDERAL NEWS & UPDATES
At this time, we do not have any federal updates to share!