House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst wants a key change to the Senate bill: preserve the ability of homeowners to sue builders.
In Denver, rents have increased more than 5 percent a year since 2010 — 9.2 percent in 2014.
The bill faces an uncertain future once it moves to the House.
Cities in Adams County are giving more aid and taking in less in sales tax revenue because of the rising price of housing.
Roaring Fork School District officials say they're having trouble recruiting and keeping teachers because of the high cost of housing.
Only 2,205 building permits for condos and townhomes are expected to be issued in the Denver metro area during 2014.
Mayor Michael Hancock says more than a third of Denverites struggle to pay rent in the city.