Amid soaring rents, thousands face evictions in Colorado annually

As wages stagnate and rents soar, more than 37,000 evictions were filed statewide in either county or district court last year, according to data compiled by the Colorado Judicial Branch and analyzed by the Coloradoan.

News Story (Colorado)

Jason Pohl
Coloradoan (Fort Collins)
July 28, 2017

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Colorado Center on Law and Policy


Though the total and coinciding per capita rates have trended steadily downward from 51,000 at the height of the Great Recession, data still show there are roughly 700 evictions filed with courts every week across Colorado — almost 100 per day. For those who don’t follow a judge’s order to vacate, it falls on the local sheriff’s office to facilitate the takeover of the residence.

“Everybody suffers,” Malisani said as movers heaved a couch through a doorway en route to a parking lot and another man tinkered with locks that needed changing. “It doesn’t matter who it is.”