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Voters to consider how to address affordable housing

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Short Term Rentals Housing Crisis
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Houses dot the landscape at Colorado’s Steamboat Ski Resort, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The city council passed a rule in June that could prove to be a model for other vacation towns: A ban on new short-term rentals in most of the city and a ballot measure to tax bookings at 9% to fund affordable housing.

This election, Colorado voters will weigh in on a question about the lack of affordable housing. Voters will be asked whether to dedicate tax money to try to address the issue.  It’s the first time an affordable housing measure has been on the statewide ballot. About a dozen Colorado communities will also ask local voters to do something similar.