Housing and Community Development

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. 

Housing Discrimination

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

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.