For A.J. White, his cats Haim and Genki aren't pets, they're essential emotional support animals that helped him get out of bed in the morning.
Home values in U.S. metro areas — Denver included — have climbed faster than incomes and that gap is sending first-time homebuyers scrambling to buy before they get priced out of the market.
In April, the unofficial start of the home buying season, there were 1,852 more homes on the market than the same time in 2018, according to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.
Every county in the metro saw property values increase, from 12 percent in Boulder County to more than 24 percent in Adams County.
There’s still a lot of love for this former mining town, even though it’s gone from a place to escape the world to a place that caters to some of its most privileged.
Mountain and Denver suburb counties fared well, while southern Colorado counties such as Costilla and Huerfano did poorly.
The Denver metro's unsheltered homeless population has grown nearly 60 percent over the last five years, to around 1,300 individuals.
Census data shows people moving into Fairplay from outside the county at three times the state average.
After Denver rejected the Beloved Community Village’s petition for private land, the city has now offered city-owned land as a new semi-permanent home.
Educators with mortgages spend 40 percent, while teachers who rent spend 50 percent. Experts recommend that individuals spend no more than 30 percent on housing costs.