Colorado Futures Center Research

Economic Impact of Affordable Housing in TODs in Metro Denver

This project assessed the economic impact of affordable housing located in transit oriented developments (TODs) on the metro Denver economy in 2017. Similar to other studies, this approach looked only at the impact of the construction and rehabilitation of affordable units. To assess the economic impact of the affordable housing development we applied RIMS [...]

April 22nd, 2020|Housing|

Doubled-Up Households in Colorado

In January 2018, The Colorado Futures Center, in partnership with Shift Research Lab, released Exploring Colorado’s Housing Affordability Challenges, which revealed a largely unexplored phenomenon: more Coloradans are living with friends, roommates and family members in “doubled-up” households. This brief, the first in a two-part series, explores the data on doubled-up households in Colorado, [...]

March 31st, 2020|Housing|

Housing Unaffordability

Housing unaffordability has become an increasing concern in Colorado. This research is designed to help policymakers, advocates and housing experts better understand the many factors contributing to the state’s housing crisis by providing insight into unfavorable trends impacting the housing system. In the report  Exploring Colorado’s Housing Affordability Challenges in All of Their Complexity, the authors [...]

March 15th, 2020|Housing|

Family Economic Security

The Colorado economy is evolving, and as it does the labor market is evolving along with it. In a pattern similar to that of the US overall, Colorado has been losing middle income jobs, albeit less steeply that nation-wide. As a result, fewer of Colorado’s jobs support household self sufficiency.  Since housing is the single [...]

March 1st, 2020|Housing|

The 2013 Colorado Sustainability Study

The Colorado Sustainability Study released December 3, 2013 reveals the budgetary health of the state of Colorado through the year 2030. The 2013 Sustainability Study is an update to earlier research published in 2011. The 2011 study is available here: General Fund Revenues and Expenditures: A Structural Imbalance Learn more about the findings of the Sustainability Study with [...]

December 3rd, 2014|Sustainability|
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