Young People and Housing Affordability
March 13, 2023
We hear (and talk) a lot about the rising cost of living in Colorado. When creating the Youth Agenda, creating a more just economy was one of young people’s top priorities. From rent control to land grants, young people support a range of policies to create more affordable, sustainable, and safe places for people to live. With policy ideas like rent control being tested by the lawmakers during the 2023 legislative session, we asked ourselves: what does renting look like for young people across the state? How much of their income are young folks spending on rent? What can these numbers tell us?
It’s clear across Colorado: the rent is too damn high. Check out the map below to see where young people can—and can’t—afford to live where their lives are.