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Background on Metro Districts

Background on Metro Districts Metropolitan districts are a type of Colorado special district that provides at least two types of services – fire, mosquito, parks and recreation, safety protection, sanitation, solid waste disposal, street improvement, television relay, transportation, water – and are created in accordance with the Special District Act (Title 32, Article 1, C.R.S.).…

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2019 MHC Election Guide – Now Available!

The MHC interviews and supports political candidates based on permit activity and issues within our territory covering thirty-four municipalities and eight counties in the metro Denver region. *Those who elect to interview with the MHC and those who support a vibrant and affordable housing market are those who receive an endorsement and/or a contribution from…

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HBAs, Xcel announce change to line extension policies

After two years of collaboration and hearings at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, the Colorado Association of Home Builders and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver are pleased to announce that Xcel Energy-Colorado will implement new changes to its gas and electric line extension policies. The changes, which will go into effect on Tuesday…

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Stop DOE from hijacking building codes!

  Please call or write your Senator and urge them to oppose S. 2137, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. This legislation would allow the Department of Energy (DOE) to hijack the ICC’s consensus-based code development process. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have introduced legislation that would result in costly and aggressive…

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Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

Today marks the beginning of the annual National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction. NAHB is once again partnering with OSHA to encourage home builders to participate in the week of fall safety awareness. The safety stand-down is designed to raise awareness about the hazards of falls, which are responsible for the highest number of deaths…

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Capitol Close-Up April 23, 2019

Affordable Housing Bills introduced in Legislature The Colorado Association of Home Builders participated in a stakeholder process during three meetings this past fall that sought to address affordable housing. That process has led to the following bills being introduced in the House, HB1228, which expands the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). These bills have the…

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CAHB Capitol Close Up 03.26.19

CAHB Capitol Close Up 03.26.19 CAHB Testifies on Oil and Gas Legislation As part of the Colorado Association Home Builders’ opposition to Senate Bill 181, the oil and gas legislation moving quickly through the General Assembly, CAHB CEO Ted Leighty testified in both the Senate Finance and House Energy and Environment committees, expressing concern about…

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Westminster staff recommends early end to development moratorium

During the Westminster City Council Study Session on Monday, March 4, staff recommended an end to a 12-month moratorium on the acceptance of new development applications for projects proposed for the area generally north of 92nd Avenue in Westminster. The moratorium on new development applications included the area served by the Big Dry Creek Sewer…

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Households Priced-Out by Higher House Prices and Interest Rates

Increases in house prices and interest rates clearly have an impact on housing affordability. Often, stakeholders are interested in increases due to changes in government regulation. NAHB’s “priced-out” estimates provides a convenient way of putting these changes in context. The following overview summarizes the full article on HousingEconomics.com. Price Increases NAHB’s latest estimates show that nationally, a $1,000 increase…

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