Home & Money
• Making Rent?
• Making Home Payments?
• Losing Your Home?
Read on to learn more and find out:
• What to know
• What you can do
• Who you can contact
Can't Wait? Need Help Fast?
• Click here for urgent or emergency housing assistance through Colorado 211 HelpLine
What to Know
Law & Policy
Guides and Documents
A general guide to the law and your rights if you can't pay rent
Answers to general questions about rent, evictions, and where to get aid and support
From the Colorado Poverty Law Project
—Gov. Polis' Executive Order
State of Colorado Resources for Those Facing Eviction, Foreclosure, or Non- Payment of Utility Bills
• Protections against evictions, foreclosures, and utility shut-offs
• Guidance for avoiding them
General chart outlining how different public utilities around the state are responding, including bill payments and late fees, utility shut-offs, low-cost services.
Contact your landlord
If you think you won't be able to pay full rent, contact your landlord as soon as you can, in writing with a letter. It is best, if you can, to include a signed affidavit testifying that you have lost income due to COVID-19, and contact a housing counselor for help getting rent assistance.
• Sample hardship letter asking for relief
—Ejemplo de Carta a Un Propietario
(Thanks to COHFA and 9to5)
• Affidavit form for loss of income due to COVID-19
—DECLARACION DE PERDIDA DE INGRESOS DEBIDO AL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
• The next section contains potential resources for getting aid paying rent, legal aid, and more
DOLA Housing Resource Page
• Housing Resource Guide from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (Division of Housing)
• Model repayment agreement (pdf) from the Div. of Housing
• Acuerdo Modelo De Pago (PDF)
• Eviction and foreclosure prevention resources from the Div. of Housing
• Recursos de prevención de desalojo y ejecución hipotecaria
211 Guide to Resources
• Housing assistance & resources
• General assistance in locating resources for anyone experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.
• Or call toll free 1-866-760-6489. Trained multilingual counselors are available to help. (But due to call volume, you may experience delays. Please be patient.)
What You Can Do
• Contact your landlord
• Contact housing counselors
• Get support and aid
Who and What Can Help
• Housing counseling & rent mediation
• Aid in paying rent
• Legal aid & support
—State Emergency Housing Funds—
State emergency housing funds are being distributed by local housing aid providers:
• Look up who is providing state housing aid in your county
• Determine whether you qualify with this table
—Housing Counseling & Mediation—
• List of certified counseling agencies by location, compiled by the State:
Housing Counseling Agencies in Colorado