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Hotel Manager in Tema
Hotel Manager in Tema, Colorado, opened with a single-room apartment and a small studio, but eventually sold out in March. At least ten other landlords with such modest-income properties have come calling, she says. “Many have been doing the opposite. They’ve been taking over the units and they’ve been making a profit on it.”
Some residents of these units have a difficult time putting down roots. While they say that some of such units are “fragile,” the majority are just places that are still in their homes. “These are places you might go to if you’ve got an apartment and you’ve never paid the rent,” says one woman in the project.
One landlord’s struggle is to get tenants to rent them outâ€”in other words, they need a “housing solution.”
For one example, the Tema Police Department had to use the federal Housing and Urban Development Authorization for Homelessness to provide a new-build housing project, but had to stop there. While the department says that it’s in the process of reviewing properties that rent out out, the number of units that aren’t on the market is still in flux. And the city of Tema is still evaluating whether it will