The cost of rent in Colorado has increased. This results in unaffordable rental properties for Coloradans. As a solution, some Colorado state legislators have proposed the idea of rent control. However, government price fixing, as it’s sometimes called, does more harm than good. Rent control policies make the problem worse by reducing the incentives to build new rental units or improve the existing units. The solution to Colorado’s rental shortage is to create more rental properties, preserve existing properties, and streamline the process of transferring housing from one user to the next.