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Renters would be protected from eviction by a new Denver landlord tax

 
Denver voters will decide in November whether to enact a new tax on landlords to provide lawyers for people facing evictions following two COVID-19-addled years during which federal and state intervention prevented an even worse situation for many renters.

Denver's No Eviction Without Representation Denver Ordinance 305 proposes a $75 per unit annual tax on landlords who own most rental housing in Denver. Tax revenues would be used to establish a legal defense program for renters at risk of losing their housing during eviction proceedings, which would increase with inflation.

Those in support of the measure say it would prevent more people from becoming homeless amid the housing crisis facing the country, state and city. It is expected to raise just under $12 million in its first year.
“It’s about keeping people in their homes,” housing activist Wren Echo, one of the lead organizers for the 305 campaign, said.

The Apartment Association of Metro Denver, on the other hand, claims that the new tax would simply be passed on to renters who are already strapped for cash.

“It’s totally unnecessary,” said Drew Hamrick, the association’s senior vice president of government affairs. There is a $75 fee no matter how poor you are ... and you have access to (the legal defense) no matter how wealthy you are. I don’t think the government should subsidize lawyers in civil matters.”


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