The housing crisis comes home to the Capitol

January 27, 2022
New townhouse construction underway in the Ivywild neighborhood of Colorado Springs on January 12, 2022.New townhouse construction underway in the Ivywild neighborhood of Colorado Springs on January 12, 2022.Dan Boyce/CPR News
New townhouse construction underway in the Ivywild neighborhood of Colorado Springs on January 12, 2022.

With home values and rents rising at a dizzying rate, state lawmakers are rushing to try to address Colorado's housing crisis. They do have one ace up their sleeve: a whole lot of federal money.