In Colorado, the cost of housing continues to increase as demand outpaces supply. In turn, the cost of rent is increasing almost as fast as the cost of housing units. This causes some Coloradans to struggle to afford rent. As a solution, some Colorado state legislators have proposed the idea of rent control. However, governmental price fixing does more harm than good. Rent control policies make the problem worse by reducing the incentives to build new housing units or improve existing housing units. The solution to Colorado’s housing shortage is to create more housing, preserve existing housing, and streamline the process of transferring housing from one user to the next.