Getting legal help can be a barrier for low-income Colorado families who need safe, clean housing

A case involving Denver-based SKM Management Co., bed bugs and bad heating highlights the struggle for tenants.

News Story (Colorado)

Donna Bryson
Denverite
May 28, 2019
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Tags: Housing: Landlord-Tenant


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Cesiah Guadarrama, housing organizer for 9to5 Colorado, said some of the changes might have helped Celaya and other Golden Nugget tenants. But she said the new laws’ effectiveness will depend on working families understanding the sometimes intricate steps they will have to take to assert their rights.

“We still need legal aid,” Guadarrama said.

“There’s not a good infrastructure of access to affordable or pro bono legal aid” in Colorado, Guadarrama said, adding 9to5 would be educating tenants about the new laws.