Boulder and Denver Faced With Steady Loss of Affordable Housing
Cities around the Front Range serve as examples of the housing crisis, reports Emilie Rusch:
According to a 2014 study by the city's housing authority [pdf], Boulder is losing about 1,000 units of market affordable for-sale and rental housing every year and adding back an average of 123 units of permanently affordable housing.
The article notes the same study's dire predictions about the future of affordable housing in Boulder should that trend continue, but also notes that Boulder is the vanguard in a broad trend that extends to other cities in the region, especially Denver. The article concludes by examining examples of policy responses to the loss of affordable housing in Boulder and Denver.