Colorado has no problem attracting residents, and for those of us that grew up here, like me, there is a lot that keeps us here. Yet, there is so much more that we need to do so that all of our residents can continue to live here and prosper from our state’s opportunities.
Finding an affordable place to live is a monumental struggle for too many. This is especially true in both Routt and Eagle County but is also becoming the reality across the state. Our legislature cannot solve this problem on its own, but there is much more that it can be doing to help spur the availability of affordable housing.
During my time in the legislature, I have led efforts that resulted in historic investment in affordable housing, helped open up more child care spots, and increased the minimum wage. Recovering from COVID-19, the legislature will play an important role in looking out for protecting the middle class and ensuring that people can afford to live and work here.