This guide is designed to help tenants navigate conversations with their landlords, respond to eviction proceedings, and seek out support in this challenging time. This document is being updated constantly, so please check back as the situation on the ground changes.
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If you have been adversely affected by COVID-19 (your company is shutting down; you have no sick or other leave), there may be resources to assist during this State of Emergency.
If you are a landlord or your tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance from the state.
Emergency Assistance is for Jefferson County residents economically impacted by COVID-19 needing short-term assistance with housing (rent/mortgage).
Action Center is serving all of Jefferson County and can provide rent, mortgage, or utility assistance.
Those experiencing difficulties paying their Colorado Housing and Finance Authority home mortgage loan due to impacts of COVID-19, or other financial circumstances, are encouraged to work with CHFA's Loan Servicing Team by applying for hardship assistance on the CHFA website.
Brothers Redevelopment is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and a variety of housing-related services for the region's low-income, elderly and disabled residents. Serving all of Jefferson County with Homeowner Emergency Repairs. Call 1-844-926-6632 or 303-202-6340
City of Arvada is serving the Arvada area with Homeowner Emergency Repairs. Call 720-898-7496 or 720-898-7498
The Colorado Division of Housing is compiling resources and guidance relevant to the COVID-19 response and recovery effort. This site provides up-to-date on resources and information on eviction prevention, housing assistance, and homelessness resources. To limit evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections, Governor Jared Polis has passed an Executive Order with directives and resources available to the public.The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing has launched the Property Owner Preservation program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to allocate federal CARES Act funds for rental assistance to landlords on behalf of their tenants. If you or your tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance from the state.
Colorado Housing Connects has a Colorado Foreclosure Hotline at 1-844-926-6632 that specializes in helping people navigate non-emergency housing services and resources. Our free bilingual helpline provides information about a wide range of housing services and topics of interest to renters, landlords, first-time home buyers, seniors, persons with disabilities and anyone with fair housing concerns.
Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) is the online portal to assistance programs. See the PEAK FAQ.
Colorado Safe Parking Initiative is a citizen-led initiative to encourage safe, legal parking locations for individuals and families experiencing homelessness who are living in vehicles in Colorado's Front Range communities.
Evergreen Christian Outreach is serving the Jefferson County Mountain Communities with Utility Assistance. Call 303-670-1796
There is an existing network of state agencies that provide homeless prevention services, including rental and mortgage assistance. The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has developed an Evictions Resources Map that can be used with 211 Colorado to help renters avoid eviction.
Family Tree Housing and Family Stabilization Services works with individuals and families experiencing homelessness, or those at-risk of homelessness. We offer emergency shelter, an information help line, homeless prevention services, case management, education and employment services, and various other supportive services in order to help people achieve economic independence. Call 303-467-2604
Jefferson County Housing Authority is serving all of Jefferson County with rent assistance. Call 720-854-4104. For Emergency Home Repair call 303-403-5423.
Jewish Family Service is serving the Denver Metro Area with rent assistance. Call 720-248-4690
Mountain Resource Center is serving the Jefferson County Mountain Communities with rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. Call 303-838-7552
Neighborhood Rehab Project is serving the Golden area with Homeowner Emergency Repairs.
Through the Housing Now program, the Salvation Army is able to provide short-term rental assistance to people in need, as well as case management, resources, and home visits. To apply, complete the online application on their website.
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses, and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.
Colorado enacted many new laws to better protect renters in 2021. These laws will help renters—including mobile homeowners—avoid eviction and financial burdens, and advance access to justice for those facing eviction. See New Protections for Colorado Renters (PDF) for all details.