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Going Green Without Gentrification

A key focus among advocates and decision-makers in the housing sector are policies and programs geared towards supporting communities that are safe, thriving, and affordable for the residents who inhabit them. But efforts to improve quality of life are often a...

CCLP honors Colorado Champions of Economic Justice & Equity recipients

CCLP’s Colorado Champions of Economic Justice & Equity Award recipients will be honored during our Communities Against Poverty virtual event from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 19. Details on the event, registration and sponsorship are available here. Every year since 2013,...

Why we support Proposition 118 and oppose 116 and 117

Though the presidential and U.S. senate races are getting the most media attention and “air time,” Colorado voters will have dozens of choices to make during this election cycle. In total, there are 11 statewide ballot questions -- in addition to numerous local...

Guidelines on the CDC Eviction Moratorium

The following explanation of the CDC's eviction moratorium was provided by the Eviction Lab on Sept. 4, 2020:  Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new order, effective from Sept. 4 through Dec. 31, 2020, that provides protection from...

Congress must extend unemployment insurance benefits

This is the last week the nearly 240,000 Coloradans who are on or currently applying for unemployment insurance will receive an expanded $600-a-week benefit. Officially known as Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC), this benefit was designed to ensure the...

STATEMENT: The Role of the ‘White Moderate’

I wanted to reach out during this time of great unrest and change with an update on what is happening, and how that is reflected in the changing work of Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Historic disparities and systemic racism have long plagued Colorado and our...

ACTION ALERT: Ask legislators to act on a plan

With the COVID-19 crisis straining our health care system, putting Coloradans out of work and creating a climate of anxiety and uncertainty with long-term ramifications statewide, you might think the situation in Colorado couldn’t get any worse. Unfortunately, that...

Re-imagining our vision: CCLP looks to the future

After more than 20 years of forging pathways from poverty, Colorado Center on Law and Policy recently embarked on a new strategic plan that requires us to ask difficult questions of ourselves and each other. Building on our strong reputation as an effective advocacy...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Burnes Institute partners with CCLP

A generous gift from Donald W. and Lynn K. Burnes will give Coloradans more insights on how public policies can improve outcomes for Coloradans experiencing poverty. The Burnes will provide Colorado Center on Law and Policy with funding and Don will provide his...