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In the News: Colorado Chamber Press Roundup

9 News: Polis announces executive order to address housing challenges

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) announced Monday he is issuing executive action aimed at addressing housing challenges in the state. “We wanted to show that we’re doing what we can to move forward and to remove barriers from housing,” Polis said.

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Governor Polis Takes Action to Help Address Colorado’s Housing Challenges

“We strongly support Governor Polis’ directive to his executive agencies to assess current funding programs intended to support statewide housing needs.  State competitiveness data we’ve collected shows that Colorado has one of the highest housing costs compared to other states.  It’s critical that all tools in the toolbox are used to reduce the housing shortage and affordability crisis that Colorado is experiencing,” said Loren Furman, President & CEO, Colorado Chamber of Commerce.

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The Center Square: Gov. Polis directs Colorado government to address housing affordability

Colorado’s housing shortage is at a critical stage, according to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, and he ordered state agencies to make changes to help solve the problem.

“Colorado is at a crossroads, we can take action to help create more housing now or we can go the way of California where home prices are upwards of $1 million,” Polis said in a statement accompanying an executive order on Monday. “The choice is clear: Coloradans want a rejection of the status quo, which is why I am taking the actions that I can within my authority to streamline and speed up approval and ensure the government is not a barrier to housing being built while helping save people money.”

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Moffat County Proud Radio: Civics Bee W/ Mercy Fontenot & Ryun Pressgrove

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