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LWVCO  | Published on 4/3/2021

ACTION ALERT! SUPPORT SB21-173
 RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS
Sponsors: Sens. Gonzales and Moreno & Reps. Caraveo and Gonzales-Gutierrez

 

One in four Colorado renters spend more than 50% of their income on housing and this financial burden can be exacerbated by excessive late fees, putting many Coloradans at risk of eviction.  Colorado tenants facing eviction need to have due process of law. The current eviction court requirement that renters post a bond before they can assert their right to a habitable home as an eviction defense is not attainable by many low-income renters. The current recourse for a tenant experiencing an illegal lockout is to seek legal advice and to file a lawsuit against the landlord. These actions are out of reach for many tenants, especially low-income and undocumented tenants. Please urge your Senator to support this important legislation and establish penalties for landlords who illegally lock out tenants without a court order.

 

SB21-173 is scheduled for second reading on the Senate Floor on Tuesday April 6.

TAKE ACTION! Contact your Senator to urge them to vote YES on SB21-173.

 

CALL YOUR Senator TODAY – Members of the State Senate will decide whether this bill moves forward and advances to the House of Representatives.  Call your Senator to tell them how important this issue is to you and your community and urge their YES vote on SB 173.

 

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