Prepared every few years for CCLP by the Center for Women’s Welfare at the University of Washington, the Self-Sufficiency Standard calculates how much income a family must earn to meet basic needs without public or private assistance based on family composition in each of Colorado's 64 counties.
French v Centura Health - Amici Brief
In this issue brief, we examine changes in the stock of low-cost rental units in Colorado between 2010 and 2019. We also look at the types of rental housing that were most likely to be low-cost rentals, as well as a select economic characteristics of renters who lived in these housing units in 2019.
Based on the 2019 data, this edition of "Overlooked and Undercounted" reveals which Colorado families were struggling to make ends meet -- even before the start of the pandemic.
Each year, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Workforce Development Council release a Talent Pipeline Report that identifies areas of opportunity and demand in Colorado’s labor market and highlights outcomes of certain statewide workforce development programs. This issue brief breaks down the key takeaways and stand-out statistics from this year's report.
Barriers, Errors & Due Process Denied: A Review of Colorado’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Administrative Hearing Process
From October 2020 to February 2022, Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) conducted research on SNAP disputes and the processes and outcomes of the administrative hearing process in Colorado. CCLP staff combed through over two thousand pages of 2019 hearing decisions, analyzed state and federal data, and heard directly from Coloradans who experienced challenges with their SNAP benefits and the administrative hearing process firsthand. CCLP found that many SNAP beneficiaries encounter problems but do not successfully access hearings, and when they do, lose their hearings at rates that are much higher than national averages. Beneficiaries reported difficulty navigating the appeal process, a finding that was unsurprising given the technical and dense information provided to beneficiaries in notices and on websites. Vanishingly few beneficiaries have legal representation, and some who had limited English proficiency appeared without the benefit of trained interpreters.
Case Study: Experiences battling debt drive reform of hospital financial assistance laws in Colorado
This brief, co-published with Community Catalyst, tells the story of HB-1198 from conception through passage and the beginning of implementation. It is a story that begins with the experiences of the people in our communities who search in vain for hospital services they can afford, the people who are drowning in hospital bills after a sudden illness or injury, and the people who are suffering long-term financial distress because they were denied access to coverage or financial assistance.
Colorado Center on Law and Policy releases its annual report each year to share stories of impact from the past year, to affirm our mission and progress toward our vision of a Colorado in which everyone has what they need to succeed, to provide financial statements indicating the fiscal health of the organization, and to acknowledge the many funders and philanthropic organizations who make our work possible.
En esta guía, aprenderá qué hace que un aviso sea "suficiente legalmente", cómo solicitar una apelación y qué información se debe proporcionar, dónde y cuándo presentar su apelación, y quién puede estar disponible para ayudarlo con su presentación.
In this guide you'll learn what makes a notice “legally sufficient,” how to request an appeal and what information must be provided, where and when to file your appeal, and who may be available to assist you with your filing.