CPLP News & Media
We are proud of the work our team and volunteers do. The following publications have covered our efforts to increase access to justice and legal representation for marginalized, underserved, low-income individuals in Colorado.
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Mobile Home Park Residents Granted Rent Victory
After having their mobile home park sold, rent rates hiked 70% and a series of frustrations such as water supply interruptions, residents of a local mobile home park north of Gunnison took legal action against their new owners and last week secured an initial victory in the case. Gunnison District Court granted the residents of Ski Town Village mobile home park, formerly named Country Meadows, a preliminary injunction request to prevent the rent increase until the lawsuit is settled.
Rental scams are trickier than ever in Colorado’s housing crunch
In one of Denver’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Lower Highlands, 40-year-old Jessica Puzio was home when she heard a knock at her front door last fall. The elderly couple on her doorstep wanted to see the duplex rental they found on Craigslist at her address.
“I had no idea what they were talking about,” Puzio said.
The couple told Puzio they found her 750-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath house listed for about $1,000 less than typical rents in the area. This was the first time someone mistook her house for a rental from an online listing — the first of many.
Evictions spiking as assistance, protections disappear
Jada Riley thought she had beaten homelessness.
The 26-year-old New Orleans resident was finally making a steady income cleaning houses during the pandemic to afford a $700-a-month, one-bedroom apartment. But she lost nearly all her clients after Hurricane Ida hit last year. Then she was fired from a grocery store job in February after taking time off to help a relative.