Please Don’t Evict Tenants who Cannot Afford Rent – A Message to Boulder Landlords
As we see an unprecedented level of unemployment, some estimates climbing to as high as 32%, many tenants are not going to be able to come up with their entire rent payment this month. During normal times, a lack of payment could result in an eviction order, however Governor Polis, in a press conference, asked that those struggling to pay do not get evicted right now. He also mentioned that, in the context of the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is unlikely that a legal eviction would even be enforced at this time.
While there are obvious cascading effects to rent not getting paid, please offer flexibility to your tenants during these times. A stimulus check will be coming shortly, which will help many behind on their payments get even, and this is all, hopefully, short lived. A family losing their home right now could be catastrophic to their lives, however, so it is a time to show humanity.