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Housing Financing 101: Affordable Housing in Jefferson CountyJeffco residents want more affordable housing. Local governments recognize the need and want to fill it. Housing developers are incentivized to fill this gap. But prohibitive factors stand in their way.
Everything Starts with a HomeAffordable housing is intricately connected to pivotal kitchen table concerns, like education, health, and overall community stability.
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Who Pays?This two-part series explores the stark and complex differences in taxing across Colorado.
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In The Know: The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)CCCAP requires cooperation across federal, state, and local governments, providers, and families.
Graphic illustration for the bell policy center's report on 'the state of aging' featuring a silhouette of an elderly person leaning on a cane against a backdrop of a mountainous landscape.
The State of Aging in ColoradoThe first of its kind, this new report provides deep data analysis and research to identify gaps and also provides a long-term benchmark to measure future progress.
Illustrative poster with the phrases "State of Aging" and "Community of Choice" superimposed on an orange-tinted image of a residential area with a mountain in the background.
State of Aging: Community of ChoiceMost people want to remain in their homes as they age. Doing so supports individual health, well-being, and comfort.
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State of Aging: Quality of LifeBy investing in infrastructure that supports a high quality of life and connection to others, we can prevent the need for costly interventions in the future.
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The Future of Work: Disruptions & Solutions for Colorado WomenThe final installment of the Future of Work and Women series explores policy solutions to ensure women's workforce equity.
Healthcare worker assisting an elderly man with a walker, overlaid with the text "state of aging".
State of Aging: HealthTo better understand the overall health of older Coloradans, we explore self-reported health statuses and a variety of measures related to affordability, access, and preventative care.
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State of Aging: Financial SecurityTo understand the financial security of older Coloradans, we examine income and expenses and the role these two play in fostering healthy aging.
Colorado's No Wrong Door System (green door with silver handle)
Colorado's No Wrong Door SystemWhen implemented effectively, a NWD System simplifies access to LTSS for older adults and their caregivers, serving as an entry point for LTSS that is publicly administered and funded.
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Dismantling Effective Consumer Protections: The Wrong Path for ColoradoColorado’s current lending protections are meaningful, valuable, and time tested. Weakening them at the behest of the predatory lending industry will cause irreparable harm across our state.
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Tax Credits for Working FamiliesTargeted tax credits are important parts of supporting working families. Here are is some information about two of the biggest ones.
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Tax Contributions of Undocumented ImmigrantsIf 10% of undocumented immigrants left Colorado, the state would lose $23.8 million in federal taxes and $12.4 million in state and local taxes.
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New Report: Economic Mobility for Colorado's Low-Income FamiliesA new report shows how intentional state spending can work to better support Coloradans' economic mobility and move families into the middle class.
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The Future of Work: COVID-19's Impact on WomenIn our new brief, we build on previous research and examine many of the ways women have fared over the course of the pandemic.
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Why a Statewide Strategy on Financial Empowerment is NeededLearn more about what an office of financial empowerment would look like and do in Colorado by reading our latest brief.
Colorado Voters
2020 Ballot Guide: Analysis & RecommendationsWith 11 statewide measures on Colorado's ballot this year, the Bell Policy Center's 2020 Ballot Guide provides expert analysis and in-depth recommendations for voters.
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Actionable Agenda for the Future of Work & LearningWhen implemented, these changes can lead to better outcomes for Coloradans who have been historically disadvantaged, while also helping build a workforce that is better prepared, more resilient, and more responsive to future needs.
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Race, Taxes, & Colorado's Regressive Tax CodesThrough new analysis, we hope to use further data to examine how Colorado can develop a fair tax code that provides adequate funding for public investment as well as ensures tax codes are designed in an equitable manner.
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