Out-of-the-Box Solutions for Those Boxed In

Out-of-the-Box Solutions for Those Boxed In

Out-of-the-Box Solutions for Those Boxed In
We promote justice and economic security for low-income Coloradans

We promote justice and economic security for low-income Coloradans


Our Focus

We envision a prosperous and inclusive economy that improves economic security and health for all Coloradans, not just the wealthy few.

How We Work

Through research, education, advocacy and litigation, we remove barriers that prevent Coloradans from meeting their basic needs and being self‐sufficient.

Research & Policy Analysis

We inform the policy dialogue by understanding Coloradans’ challenges and identifying solutions.


We build support for policies that make a difference for families with low incomes.


We pursue legal action when the system fails those who lack resources.

Coalition Building

We nourish and cultivate strong and effective partnerships throughout Colorado.





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Legislative Update: March 15, 2019

Bill to Watch: HB 1210 The cost of living varies substantially across Colorado – making it even more challenging for many Coloradans to make ends meet. Though Colorado voters in 2016 approved an incremental increase in the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020,...

Small investments could generate big returns for Colorado workers

What did you need to prepare for your last job interview, or to avoid an emergency that might make you miss a day at work? An Uber ride? A suit and tie? Babysitting? For some Colorado workers, these seemingly minor considerations can be daunting barriers to securing...

Legislative Update: March 8, 2019

Bill to Watch: SB 180 According to the Legal Services Corporation, low-income Americans received inadequate or no legal help with 86 percent of their civil legal problems. Unfortunately, this situation is painfully evident in Colorado, where the affordable housing...

CCLP Testimony in Support of HB-1184

The following is testimony from Allison Neswood, Health Care Attorney at Colorado Center on Law and Policy regarding House Bill 1184. It was given in front of the House Finance Committee on March 4. Good afternoon. My name is Allison Neswood and I am a health care...

Legislative Update: March 1, 2019

Legislative Half-Time Report With roughly two months down and two months to go in the 2019 Legislative Session, we thought it would be a good time to review the status of bills Colorado Center on Law and Policy is leading this year. In our Family Economic Security...

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We depend on support from individuals to help us improve economic security and access to health care.

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Obtaining the basic skills needed to pursue training and education