Adams County and Maiker Housing Partners Announce COVID-19 Rental and Mortgage Assistance Fund Available to Adams County Residents: Adams County, in partnership with Maiker Housing Partners, has created the Adams County COVID-19 Short-Term Rental and Mortgage Assistance Relief Fund. This fund will provide emergency, short-term rental and mortgage assistance to households that are most vulnerable to eviction or foreclosure due to the likelihood of having little savings, suffering loss or reduction of employment, or experiencing housing instability or incurring insurmountable debt due to unpaid rent or mortgage. The funds will be administered by Maiker Housing Partners. Applications for the fund will be accepted through the Maiker Housing Partners website. Additional eligibility requirements to receive assistance can be found on the Maiker Housing Partners website. Each individual may apply for funding up to three times for as long as funding is available.
|ACCESS Housing: Limited funding for direct assistance funding in their Prevention Program. Best to call on the first of the month as new funds become available monthly. No walk-ins. Call 303.289.7078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Adams County Coalition for the Homeless COVID-19 Resources|
Almost Home, Inc.: Any household in need of emergency assistance in the form of rental, mortgage, utility, or water assistance can call the office at 303.659.6199 for a phone intake and a scheduled in-person case-management appointment. Almost Home, Inc. will be closed for walk-ins until April 1.
Provides a one-time only rental assistance for low-income families and single individuals in the City of Thornton. Families are eligible for up to $750 and individuals are eligible for up to $500, but the remainder of the bill must be paid prior to making an appointment with Almost Home. Assistance is provided for current month only; no past due bills.
During these trying times, Almost Home realizes that now more then ever our services will be needed by those in our community facing financial hardships. At this time, we will continue to remain open to meet the needs of those in our community but it will be in a modified capacity. The Almost Home office will be closed to the public and walk-in assistance.
|CARES Act and HUD Updates: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the award of over $13 million in supplemental funds to the State of Colorado for a variety of housing, homeless, community development, and economic development activities. These funds are not currently available. DOLA is planning how the funds may be used within federal guidelines once the funds are available to the state.
The funding made available through the CARES Act supports three existing grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Block Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
|Catholic Charities: Phone appointments only. No walk-ins. Call 720.377.1313 Monday-Friday, 8-8:45 a.m. to make an appointment. The recording will explain what funding is available.|
|City of Brighton Announces New Rent/Mortgage Assistance Grant: The City of Brighton is looking for residents to apply for its new Brighton Household Rent and Mortgage Assistance Grant. Funding is from the federal CARES Act and provides up to $3,000 in one-time assistance for rent and mortgage payments to those who have faced significant negative financial impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant goes directly to the applicant’s landlord or lender. Qualifications include residency in Brighton for a year or longer, demonstration of difficulty of paying rent or mortgage because of the pandemic, and proof of lawful presence in the United States. The deadline to submit an application is July 31, 2020.|
|City of Westminster Water Bill Assistance: The City of Westminster has implemented a temporary COVID-19 program. Customers who have lost their job due to COVID-19 can receive $15/month credit on their water bill for two months (and are still eligible for the normal bill credit program). Their billing department is also working with customers for payment arrangements if they are not currently able to pay their bill. Here is the contact information for the assistance programs and billing department if you wanted to pass this info along.
|Colorado AIDS Project - Denver: Available to individuals who are living with HIV/AIDs. Rental assistance or temporary housing is available, as well as bus passes and access to a food bank, dental and medical clinic, and necessary medication. To obtain services, you must first become a client. At your initial appointment, you will need to bring a copy of your HIV/AIDS diagnosis from your healthcare provider, or have them fax it to us. May also need current proof of residency and proof of income. NOTE: The application process may take at least a few weeks, or longer, during this time of the coronavirus. Case management services are also taking place via phone or email.|
|Colorado Department of Local Affairs: The effort to fight COVID-19 has created economic hardships that have put some Coloradans in a struggle to pay their rent. Executive Order D2020 051 signed by Governor Jared Polis on April 30 placed a moratorium on evictions and late fees for failure to pay rent that will expire on May 30, unless it is extended. The same executive order grants the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Division of Housing (DOH) the authority to provide a template for renters and landlords to make payment arrangements, which may be initiated by either party to prevent late amounts from becoming immediately due when the moratorium expires. The MODEL Repayment Agreement for Tenants and Landlords resides on the DOH Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention website, along with other resources for Coloradans who need help in meeting their financial obligations for housing. Those who have accumulated past due rent are encouraged to take advantage of the MODEL Repayment Agreement template as soon as possible. Resources in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Somali.|
|Colorado Foreclosure Hotline: To contact a HUD-approved Colorado Foreclosure Hotline housing counselor, dial the toll-free number 877.601.HOPE (4673). Upon calling, you will reach a call center representative. The representative will ask you for your five-digit zip code and you will be transferred to a HUD-approved housing counseling agency in your area.|
|Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA): In light of Governor Polis declaring a state of emergency for Colorado, the CHFA is temporarily covering the cost of online homebuyer education. Individuals may choose a free online homebuyer education option. Reimbursement for online fees paid will not be granted by either CHFA or our homebuyer education providers. Please note: CHFA is working closely with its homebuyer education providers to ensure the class schedule is accurate. However, be mindful that providers may alert you to any changes or cancellations to class registrations. Should you decide to take an online class instead, please call the provider directly to cancel your in-person registration.|
|Colorado Housing Connects: Whether you rent or own, where you live is more than a roof over your head. It's home. When you have a question about your home, you want straight answers. Call 1.844.926.6632 to get access to reliable, trustworthy information regarding housing and fair-housing resources. Available to both renters and homeowners. NOTE: Bilingual representatives are available to assist you.|
|Colorado Legal Services Eviction Clinics (CLS): CLS offers a program to prevent homelessness by providing low-income renters facing eviction free legal assistance. CLS will “staff” the court eviction clinics in Adams, Denver, and El Paso counties on an applicant call-in basis, instead of them being at the courts as they have been, awaiting applicants who wish to speak with one of their grant-funded staff members.|
|Colorado PEAK: The fast and easy way to access benefit information, anytime and anywhere. PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.|
|COVID-19 Emergency Assistance: If you need assistance with food, rent, or paying other bills, as a result of COVID-19, some emergency assistance may be available. This assistance is intended to help stabilize households that have been impacted by COVID-19. The level of assistance is based on your household’s situation, considering program limitations and guidelines. Your household may qualify for this assistance if you are a Jeffco resident and your annual income is $75,000 or less.|
|COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program: Funds are meant to provide emergency, short-term rental and mortgage assistance to households that are most vulnerable to eviction or foreclosure|
|COVID-19 FAQs for Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)--Including the Project-based Voucher Program (PBV)--and Native American Programs: Questions and Answers for Native American Programs|
|Critical Financial Assistance for Military Families Who Qualify: Do you need financial assistance for overdue bills, repairs, or other critical family needs? If you are active duty; deployed; a veteran; or are a wounded, ill, or injured service member -- and meet our criteria -- you may be eligible for assistance from Operation Homefront's Critical Financial Assistance. Operation Homefront is currently processing immediate requests for assistance outside their normal monthly application cycle. Please check the eligibility requirements before applying.|
|Disaster Home Loans or Sole Proprieter Loans: Homeowners and Renters must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain a FEMA Registration ID Number by calling 1.800.621.3362 prior to applying for an SBA loan.|
|Emergency Rental Assistance: 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.|
|Emergency Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance for Thornton Residents: Community Connections, through the City of Thornton, partners with several agencies to provide emergency rent/mortgage and utility assistance to income-eligible households. Please contact Adam Lyons, Grant and Housing Supervisor, at 720.977.5800 or Connections@ThorntonCO.gov for more information.|
|Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention: 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 to help renters avoid eviction.|
|Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Resources: Colorado resources for those facing evtcions, foreclosure, or non-payment of utility bills|
|Executive Order 2020 051 Amending and Extending Executive Orders D 2020 012 and D 2020 031 Limiting Evictions, Foreclosures, and Public Utility Disconnections and Expediting Unemployment Insurance Claim Processing to Provide Relief to Coloradans Affected by COVID-19: Pursuant to the authority vested in the Office of the Governor of the State of Colorado and, in particular, pursuant to Article IV, Section 2, of the Colorado Constitution and the relevant portions of the Colorado Disaster Emergency Act, C.R.S. § 24-33.5-701, et seq., I, Jared Polis, Governor of the State of Colorado, hereby issue this Executive Order amending and extending Executive Orders D 2020 012 and D 2020 031, limiting evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections and expediting unemployment insurance claim processing due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado.|
|Getting Landlords and Tenants to Talk: Eviction is a traumatizing and destabilizing event that can put families on a path to financial, health, and social challenges. After an eviction, families often struggle to find high-quality housing and may end up in a less safe neighborhood with fewer opportunities. Parents may lose their jobs because of the instability that evictions create and have difficulty finding a new one, further exacerbating the crisis (Desmond and Gershenson 2016). Children can be forced to move to new schools or experience other educational disruptions, which in turn can negatively affect their achievement (Clark 2016; Vásquez-Vera et al. 2017). Therefore, intervening during or before an eviction crisis occurs is key for reducing the hardships that families face, and mediation has been an important tool for empowering better outcomes. This brief explores how mediation can be used in disputes between landlords and tenants as well as provides strategies and recommendations for communities looking to expand the availability of landlord-tenant mediation.|
|Growing Home: Growing Home will continue to provide what they deem essential services (food, rental, and utility assistance) in-person during typical food pantry hours (Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon). For the quickest response, email email@example.com.|
|Housing Programs and Rental Payment Assistance: Call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to get connected with housing programs and programs that make rental payments for people who are at risk of eviction without assistance. Also included are rent supplement programs that provide assistance with ongoing monthly rental costs. Rent payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements. 211 is also able to provide resources regarding food and other basic essentials that someone may need during this time.|
|Limited Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance: Please call 720.377.1313 Monday – Friday, 8 – 8:45 a.m. to make an appointment. Please note: Appointments are limited and are based on funding and appointment availability. We receive a large volume of calls daily. To receive any financial assistance, ALL clients must bring the following to the appointment: picture ID, current proof of address, proof of emergency, and proof of income. For rental assistance, a current lease and an eviction notice for the current month's rent (allowed back rent must be paid before an appointment is made) is also required. For utility assistance (Xcel Energy), the bill must be in the client's name, at least one day in arears, and total bill may not exceed $1,000.|
|Maiker Housing Partners: Maiker Housing Partners (formerly known as Unison Housing Partners or Adams County Housing Authority) is currently closed to the public. Questions are being fielded through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|MDHI Flex Fund: Can be used as a last resort for those needing the assistance. Any organization or provider that partners with OneHome, our community’s Coordinated Entry System, or is a member of the Metro Denver Continuum of Care (CoC), can submit a request to MDHI’s Flex Fund on behalf of eligible households experiencing a housing crisis in Metro Denver after all other options have been pursued and denied.|
|Metro Denver Homeless Initiative - Flex Fund: Any organization or provider that partners with OneHome, our community’s Coordinated Entry System, or is a member of the Metro Denver Continuum of Care (CoC), can submit a request to MDHI’s Flex Fund on behalf of eligible households experiencing a housing crisis in Metro Denver. Individuals and families who are experiencing a housing crisis in the seven-county Metro Denver region and working with a partnering organization are eligible for Flex Fund financial assistance. Households must be literally homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit their website.|
|Multifamily Properties Subject to Federal Eviction Moratoriums: This searchable database and map allow some renters to identify if their home is covered by the CARES Act eviction moratoriums. These new tools contain data on millions of apartments in multifamily housing insured by the Federal Housing Administration or securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and millions more supported by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HUD, and/or USDA programs. The database and map are not comprehensive; they do not include data on single-family rental homes of one to four units that are also protected under the CARES Act, and they do not include all Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily mortgages. When NLIHC obtains this additional data we will update the tools.|
|People Are Going to End Up Homeless: Inside Lawmakers' Failed Effort to Extend Colorado's Eviction Moratorium: In the closing hours of Colorado’s 2020 legislative session, and with a statewide eviction moratorium set to expire, Senate Democrats worked feverishly on a last-minute plan to protect hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who may be at risk of eviction in the coming months.
State Sen. Julie Gonzales, D-Denver, hoped to extend the moratorium through October. As she spoke emotionally on the Senate floor for more than an hour about housing insecurity, Sen. Jeff Bridges, D-Greenwood Village, was working to broker a last-minute deal that would satisfy tenant advocates, the housing lobby, and a handful of wavering Democratic lawmakers.
But the talks collapsed and as the Senate adjourned just before 11 on Thursday night, it seemed unlikely that any extension of the eviction moratorium would materialize before the legislature adjourns in coming days.
|Questions and Answers for Office of Multi-Family Housing Stakeholders: Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders|
|Rent Payment Assistance - 211: Programs that make rental payments for people who are at risk of eviction without assistance. Also included are rent supplement programs that provide assistance with ongoing monthly rental costs. Rent payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need, or other eligibility requirements. 211 is also able to provide resources regarding food and other basic essentials that someone may need during this time.|
|Rent Payment Assistance - Broomfield FISH: Offers limited, emergency rental assistance to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless. Also provides information and referrals to other emergency resources. Assistance provided to Broomfield County residents only.|
|Salvation Army Housing Now: Provides short-term rental, mortgage, and utility assistance, to families who are experiencing financial hardship due to job and income loss caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants must have lost their job, been laid off, or medically quarantined due to COVID-19. Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Can also call at 303.295.3366.|
|State of Colorado - Resources for Those Facing Eviction, Foreclosure, or Non-Payment of Bills: If you know you won’t be able to pay for these vital needs, or are concerned about your ability to pay in the coming months, please review the following steps that have been taken by both government and private industries, to see how they may impact you. You can also find resources for assistance with payment of rent, mortgage, and utility bills by visiting 211colorado.org or by dialing 211 on a phone.|
|Thornton Water Assistance Program: Applications are still being processed for all Thornton Assistance Programs, including the Water Assistance Program. Please see more information and the online application at gocot.net/waterassistance. Completed applications and supporting documentation can be emailed to Assistance@ThorntonCO.gov. For additional information please call 720.977.5815.|
|Thornton's Help for Homes: Applications are still being accepted and processed for the Help for Homes minor home repair program and the Home Loan Repair Program in the City of Thornton. For the safety of homeowners, employees, and the community at large during the COVID-19 outbreak, the only type of repair projects that will be made are exterior home modifications and repair projects that do not involve personal physical interaction with homeowners. Approved projects will be scheduled as soon as possible. Online applications can be found here and completed applications can be emailed to Connections@ThorntonCO.gov.|
|When Moratoria Lift, How Can State and Local Governments Avoid a COVID-19 Eviction Surge?: As part of the Urban Institute’s exploration of policies to protect people and places from the impacts of COVID-19, researchers are examining how state and local governments can respond to the tremendous rental housing challenges presented by COVID-19. In this Housing Matters blog series, we present evidence-based ideas for how state and local leaders can stabilize housing for renters affected by the pandemic and job loss. You can find the framing post with links to each post in the series here.|
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|Adams Mental Health Foundation: AMHF provides housing assistance to the mentally disabled. Call: 303.853.3467|
|Denver Housing Authority: A variety of housing programs for individuals, families, and people with disabilities. Waitlist is currently 6-12 months, and some lists are closed to new applications.|
|Family Homestead: Transitional housing is available to homeless families with at least one child under the age of 18 and one parent that is working full-time. Program lasts about 6 months and involves meeting with a case manager throughout the term. The waitlist is about 3 months, so apply as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Call 303.623.6514 for more information. Must be able to verify homelessness, through eviction notice or similar type of documentation.|
|Hope for House Colorado: Available to teen moms, ages 15-20. They are currently taking new applications for their residential program, which includes: a safe place to live for 16-20 months, parenting help, help with finishing school and going to college, human services assistance, and help starting individual's career. Click here to apply. Note: This program is available to parenting teen moms only, meaning you have already completed your first pregnancy.|
|NewGenesis Mens' Facility: Dormitory-styled housing for men that costs $70 per week. Residents must be working, paying rent, and saving for their permanent housing plan. No previous sex offenders allowed. Call 303.831.4910 to learn more.|
|NewGenesis Transitional Housing: This transitional housing program provides an apartment or house for single men, single women, and families. The residents must be working, paying rent, and saving for their permanent housing plan. The residents can stay in this program for up to two years, depending on the circumstances. They must also give back to the community by volunteering at the shelter. There is currently a 6-month waiting list, so call 303.831.4910 to get on the waitlist as soon as possible.|
|Volunteers of America: Several housing locations for individuals, seniors, families, and people with disabilities.|
Warren Village: Warren Village is a unique, single-parent community. Located at 1323 Gilpin St. in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, we are a two-year program that offers low-income, single parents the chance to become economically and personally self-sufficient by providing affordable housing, quality on-site childcare, and supportive family services. Each resident has a private apartment and rent is approximately 30% of one’s income. All residents work closely with a family advocate to set and obtain goals. Residents must participate in a full-time activity of work or school or a combination of both, attend three life-skills classes each month, and give back two hours of community service. It also offers onsite childcare as an option to residents, while they work or go to school. Apply here. Under normal circumstances, the application process takes 6-8 weeks. However, it may take longer during this time of the coronavirus, so apply early to get on the waitlist.
NOTE: Applications are no longer being accepted in person; however, they can be downloaded from the website, printed, signed, scanned and emailed to email@example.com.