Affordable Housing

  2020 was the first year of implementation of the Colorado Springs affordable housing plan. All elements of the plan I would continue to advocate for with special emphasis on implementing the Cares Act to help individuals and families at the most risk of being without housing. Homelessness puts a burden on many systems such… Continue reading Affordable Housing

There is a Shortage of Housing in Colorado

According to Colorado National Low Income Housing Coalition (2021), across Colorado, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than… Continue reading There is a Shortage of Housing in Colorado

What does it mean to live below the Poverty Line?

According to the Census Bureau’s 2018 poverty threshold, the poverty level for a household of four is an annual income of $25,100 (Lino, 2017). The federal poverty level is the indicator the U.S. government uses to determine who can receive assistance. Being poor means basic material needs like rent, utilities, food, and clean water, aren’t… Continue reading What does it mean to live below the Poverty Line?