November 30, 2022

election results affecting affordable housing

The November 2022 election resulted in several new and expanded resources to support affordable housing in Colorado.


Proposition 123 passed which creates a permanent and dedicated statewide fund for affordable housing. At a time when Colorado is facing a housing crisis, additional resources to support needs across the housing continuum in urban, rural, and mountain resort communities are critical.

Local Ballot Measures

The state was not alone in expanding its resources to address affordable housing. A total of 27 local affordable housing ballot measures were considered by voters, 21 of which passed. These included ballot measure 2A in Steamboat Springs which creates a new 9 percent tax on short-term rentals with revenue dedicated to increasing affordable and attainable housing. In addition, Chaffee County voters adopted local measure 1A, which expands the permissible use of the existing lodging tax revenue collected to support housing and childcare for local, seasonal, and other workforce.

A map and list of all local affordable housing ballot measures may be viewed below.

November 2022 Local Housing Measures Map

Chaffee County

Chaffee County Ballot Question 1A: Expanding Use of Existing Lodging Tax - Passed
Chaffee Housing Authority Ballot Issue 6A: More Affordable Housing - Failed

Clear Creek County

Clear Creek County Ballot Issue 1A - Passed
Town of Georgetown Ballot Measure 2A - Passed

City and County of Denver

City and County of Denver Referred Question 2K: Lift TABOR Limits on Homeless Resolution Tax - Passed
City and County of Denver Initiated Ordinance 305: Legal Representation for Evictions - Failed

Dolores County

Dolores County Ballot Issue 1A: Lodging Tax to Support Local Workforce - Passed

Eagle County

Eagle County Ballot Issue 1A: Lodging Tax to Support Local Workforce - Passed
Town of Vail Ballot Issue 2I: Authorizing the Excess Revenue Collected from the Town’s Sales Tax to be Retained and Spent on Housing Initiatives - Passed

Garfield County

Town of Carbondale Ballot Issue 2A - Passed
City of Glenwood Springs Ballot Issue 2C: Accommodations Tax for Workforce Housing - Passed

Gilpin County

Gilpin County Ballot Issue 1A - Passed

Grand County

Town of Grand Lake Issue 2A: Retail Marijuana Sales Tax - Passed
Fraser River Valley Housing Partnership Issue 6A - Passed

Gunnison County

Gunnison River Valley Local Marketing District Ballot Question 6A - Passed

La Plata County

City of Durango Ballot Question 2A - Passed

Larimer County

Estes Park Local Marketing District Ballot Issue 6E - Passed

Mesa County

City of Grand Junction Ballot Issue 2A - Failed
City of Grand Junction Ballot Issue 2B - Failed
City of Grand Junction Ballot Issue 2C - Failed

Park County

Park County Ballot Issue 1B - Failed

Pitkin County

City of Aspen Ballot Issue 2A: Short Term Rental Tax - Passed
Town of Snowmass Village Ballot Issue 2C: Authorizing the expanded use of existing tax dollars for workforce housing - Passed

Routt County

City of Steamboat Springs Referred Measure 2A - Passed

Summit County

Town of Dillon Ballot Issue 2C - Passed
Summit County Referred Measure 1A: Authorizing Short-Term Rental Lodging Tax to Provide Local Workers with Affordable Housing and Childcare to Support Our Quality of Life and Other Authorized Purposes - Passed

San Juan County

San Juan County Ballot Question 1A: Lodging Tax Change in Use - Passed