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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

January 13, 2016

Mike Kopp

COLORADO CONCERN URGES LEGISLATURE TO WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG COLORADO WORKERS

Colorado Concern today issued a press release on the opening day of the 2016 state legislative session. The text of that release follows:

(Denver) -- Mike Kopp, executive director of Colorado Concern today issued the following statement on the opening of the 2016 legislative session at the State Capitol:

"Congratulations to all four caucus leaders for starting the session today on an optimistic note, focused on working together to address long-standing unresolved issues that are vital to Colorado's economic future.

"One of the keys to keeping Colorado's economy growing and vibrant - and continuing to be a magnet for millennials who are flocking here from around the country - is to offer these young workers a broader array of housing choices. Today, Colorado's antiquated construction defects law have virtually eliminated an important product for first-time home buyers: attainable condominiums. "Mayors and City Councils have taken the lead to modernize these laws in local communities, and 2016 is the perfect time for the state to follow their lead and solve this serious problem statewide.

"We're all proud that companies are locating in Colorado, and attracting high-quality workers. But we want them to stay here, build their lives and raise their families. A great way to achieve that is to ensure that these men and women have the ability to buy a first home. Repairing the construction defects law is absolutely essential to open the door to homeownership."

Sincerely yours,


Mike Kopp

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