Insights

The Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is making valuable progress in building the statewide infrastructure necessary to ensure the financial well-being of Colorado families and communities.

A number of pending bills in the state legislature could expand housing opportunities and slow the increase of housing and rent prices in Jefferson County.

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Jeffco residents want more affordable housing. Local governments recognize the need and want to fil it. Housing developers are incentivized to fill this gap. But prohibitive factors stand in their way.

Highlighting the impact of child tax credits as a benefit on poverty reduction.

Addressing and taking steps to reduce child poverty through a refundable credit will benefit Colorado’s children and families, while also creating a stronger, more equitable state.

Exploring the impact of differing property tax modifications on homeowners.

Property taxes have been growing across the state, with legislators offering relief using the most available tools. However, we could better target relief through income tax and we could ensure adequate funding through alternative revenue sources.

Hands exchanging a two-dollar bill with text overlay discussing fees and fines for installment loans.

Add-on costs and fees are a growing concern for Coloradans and they’re beginning to appear in more and more places. These additional charges quickly add up and exacerbate financial challenges for consumers.