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Hot At The Legislature: Housing And Immigration

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18min 14sec
Who is filling all the housing in Denver, one of the state’s expensive, hyper-competitive markets? Some Colorado transplants come from relatively low-cost housing states like Texas or Florida. Others come from high-cost markets, like California or D.C and “they’re coming with the ability to buy cash,” said Justin Knoll, a longtime real estate agent in Denver.

Renters and undocumented immigrants are two groups that could see their situations change significantly, under a slate of progressive policies at the statehouse. CPR's Bente Birkeland and Andrew Kenney talk through what's being proposed, and why it's coming now.