Rent control is a major topic in the 2020 legislative session. To implement rent control, limitations that have been in place for decades would need to be lifted. Colorado Public Radio explains:
“The Colorado Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that cities can’t force developers to include lower-cost housing units in new developments. The court found that the policy, known as “inclusionary zoning,” qualifies as a form of rent control, which is illegal under state law.”
“This year’s scaled-back effort could have a better chance of passing — but it’s likely to face questions and pushback from developers.”
“The question is, does inclusionary zoning come with public assistance or subsidies for the builders?” said Teo Nicolais, a real estate investor and instructor at Harvard Extension School.
Read more at Colorado Public Radio.