# Affordable housing transformational task force
74% of low-income Colorado renters spend more than half their income on housing
(Alexander Trukhin on Unsplash) Facing a shortage of 114,378 available affordable and available rental homes, 74% of low-income renters in Colorado are severely housing cost-burdened and spend more than half of their incomes on housing, according to a report released Thursday.
Deaths among Denver’s homeless on the rise
(Denver, Colo.) At least 269 people experiencing homelessness died in metro Denver in 2021, according to a report from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. However, the coalition believes that the number is low because it’s the third consecutive year that the number could not be cross-referenced with the Denver Medical Examiner’s Office, which reported 168 deaths among people experiencing homelessness between Nov. 1, 2020, and Oct. 31, 2021 — up 12%from 2020 and 83% over the last five years.