Housing and Community Development
IMPORTANT UPDATES: MARCH 30, 2020
In this time of national emergency, if you need assistance with food, rent, or paying other bills, we can help through Emergency Assistance.
Jefferson County administers state and federal funds for a variety of homeless, housing, economic development and infrastructure improvement initiatives.
All projects are managed and coordinated with a wide array of partners throughout the county, including private businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations and other local government entities.
Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. For information on how to file a complaint, visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.
General Assistance provides emergency financial help to eligible, low-income Colorado residents. General Assistance is available to families and individuals who are not currently receiving public assistance and is intended for emergencies only. General Assistance can be used to assist with the cost of rent, transportation, prescriptions, utility bills and burials/cremations. General Assistance can only be received once in each 12 month period.
To be eligible for General Assistance you must be:
•A Jefferson County resident for at least one month
•Not receiving public assistance
•Have no sanctions or unpaid recoveries
•Elderly, disabled or have minor children living in your home
General Assistance is available to all eligible households/ individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religious, or political beliefs.
Community Development fosters sustainable, inclusive communities through collaboration with partners to reduce poverty and enhance economic development by providing access to housing and social services resulting in self-sufficiency for its most vulnerable populations.
Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless? There are many local agencies that provide a range of services.
Learn how to get help with housing for you and your family.