On April 30th, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order banning evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Had the governor not enacted the order Colorado eviction rates would have skyrocketed during the pandemic as Americans find themselves unemployed at unprecedented rates since the Great Depression.
Many renters in Colorado are hourly employees in the hospitality and retail industries that have been among the hardest hit businesses during the shutdown from Coronavirus. In fact, just recently Polis stated that bars may not reopen until after July. Large Summer employers like Water World have decided to stay close for the 2020 season. Restaurants have started to reopen in Colorado this week but only at 50% capacity. Therefore many restaurants have opted to stay closed as they state they cannot earn enough revenue at 50% capacity to make it worth reopening.
Current Laws and Colorado Eviction
If you are out of work and struggling to pay rent you should know that landlords are currently prohibited from charging late fees or penalties in the Month of May. This provides relief to thousands of Colorado renters but what about the landlord that now cannot pay his/her mortgage?Obviously a halt on rental payments can only last so long so if you can make your rental payment you should.
A halt of eviction does not wipe the debt that you owe. Is simply delays the payment and only briefly. There are hundreds of eviction notices waiting to be served in counties across Colorado.
Hopefully you have already applied for unemployment. And remember even self-employed Coloradans can get some unemployment relief during Covid-19.
If you are one of the many renters that have been unable to make you rent payments because of Covid-19 you probably have bills mounting up in multiple areas. We have put an entire segment of blog articles together to help those that are facing what may feel like insurmountable debt. If you need help with your Colorado mortgage payments click here. We have put together a list of the top auto companies and what they are offering their customers during the pandemic. Or maybe your credit card bills are skyrocketing as many other Americans.
Colorado Eviction Programs To Help You
- Department of Local Affairs – https://cdola.colorado.gov/housing-covid19-eviction
- We offer a free bankruptcy consultation. Simply give us a call at 303205-7870 or use the form below.
- The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project is providing free legal help renters facing eviction