Affordable Housing

Restrictions on the Supply of Affordable, Entry-Level Housing in Colorado

March, 2017

This report explores the evidence and possible causes of restricted housing supply in Colorado and the potential economic impacts on individuals, the Denver metro area, and the state as a whole.


A partnership of public and private organizations announced in July 2013 the formation of a collaboration to provide Colorado lawmakers, policymakers, business leaders, and citizens, with greater insight into the economic impact of public policy decisions that face the state and surrounding regions. The parties involved include the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, the Colorado Bankers Association, Colorado Concern, Common Sense Policy Roundtable, and Denver South Economic Development Partnership. This consortium meets monthly to discuss pressing economic issues impacting the state and to prioritize and manage its independent research efforts.

March 27, 2017