DENVER – The Denver City Council’s Business Committee on Wednesday approved a rental licensing program that requires landlords to pay for long-term licenses to rent their properties.
By requiring long-term licenses, the “Healthy Rent for All” program aims to improve rental conditions, help the city track its housing stock and establish better communication between tenants and landlords.
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The program, sponsored by Council President Stacie Gilmore, has been in progress since early 2019. To be approved, it must pass a full city council vote on May 3rd.
“We are looking at a historical number of people facing residential instability,” Gilmore said. “This rental license program creates the largest single license pools with over 54,000 authorized rental licensees.”
“Ultimately, this is a tool to accommodate people in our city.”