Colorado Housing Financial Assistance Guide

    CAA and its affiliate associations do not directly provide any assistance programs at this time. This Financial Assistance Guide is an up-to-date resource which lists many Colorado area programs that may be of some help. 

    For immediate tenant concerns, Colorado Housing Connects is a good resource that can further help point you in the right direction. 

    Real estate markets fluctuate over time. Today, we are observing an increase in demand for rental housing. Seniors are seeking to downsize and move into walkable, maintenance-free housing while milllennials are choosing the flexibility offered by renting.

    Multifamily housing developers are scrambling to deliver additional rental housing units to the market. 10,000 units are expected to enter the market this year with another 10,000 in the planning stages which will ultimately stabilize rents.

    As a result, for those who haven’t shared in the benefits of Colorado’s economic growth, finding and retaining affordable housing can be a challenge.

    The Colorado Apartment Association has aligned with the Colorado Association of Realtors, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado Housing Connects, and the Colorado Division of Housing to produce this Guide. The Guide is a listing of over 100 agencies, nonprofits and charitable organizations in Colorado that offer a variety of resources to those in need of assistance.

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    2-1-1 Colorado

    Dial 211

    2-1-1 Colorado is a collaborative of eight organizations, hosting six call centers across the state to provide food, shelter and rent assistance to those who qualify. Colorado Resources

    Resources and rehab centers to assist those with alcohol and drug abuse.

    Colorado Coalition for the Homeless


    Coalition of organizations providing assistance with housing, healthcare, and other supportive services.

    Colorado Department of Local Affairs- Housing Division


    CDLA offers rental assistance statewide through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.

    Colorado Division of Housing


    The Colorado Division of Housing includes the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) which provides an effective and efficient approach to offering funds for paying rent, providing low-income housing and various other supportive services to thousands of low-income Colorado families, senior citizens and vulnerable adults. Emergency rent and housing assistance is administered as a part of the federal government funded Shelter Plus Care programs as well as the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

    Colorado Homeless Families


    Colorado Homeless Families is a nonprofit that focuses on transitional housing and provides a road to self-sufficiency. 

    Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation


    CHAC’s mission is to help make housing and successful home ownership affordable to low-income people. 

    Colorado Housing Connects


    Statewide housing helpline providing information and resources to tenants, landlords, homeowners, seniors, and disabled persons.

    Colorado Housing and Finance Authority


    CHFA strengthens Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. This statewide organization supports affordable homeownership, the development and preservation of affordable rental housing, and business lending.

    Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation 


    CRHDC provides housing assistance to those in need across Colorado. 

    Hope House Colorado


    Hope House of Colorado empowers teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them, and for their children.

    LEAP Low Income Energy Assistance


    LEAP is a state program intended to assist with partial payment of home heating. 

    Mercy Housing


    MH seeks to create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities.

    Mile High United Ways for Emergnecy Housing


    Supportive services for those in need. 

    Rocky Mountain Communities- Rocky Mountain Mutual Housing


    RMMHA provides attractive and affordable housing to over 1300 families in 8 locations across Colorado.

    The Ross Management Group


    RMG provides housing assistance to those who qualify. 

    Salvation Army 

    303-295-3366 (Denver)

    719-636-3891 (El Paso County)

    719-543-3656 (Pueblo)

    970-207-4472 (Larimer County)

    970-945-6976 (Garfield)

    970-874-4981 (Delta)

    The Salvation Army provides short-term rental assistance and financial assistance for security deposits. They work with organizations that can provide emergency lodging and shelter. 

    Senior Housing Options, INC


    Provides quality affordable housing and services in a caring environment for seniors in Colorado. 



    Provides family services and a personalized plan to attain economic independence and break the cycle of poverty. 

    Urban Peak


    Urban Peak serves youth experiencing homelessness in the Denver metropolitan area and Colorado Springs.

    Almost Home Inc.


    Almost Home seeks to prevent homelessness and provide temporary and permanently affordable housing for those who are in need of assistance. 

    Arapahoe Mental Health 


    Promotes individual, family and community wellness by providing exceptional, compassionate, responsive, inclusive and integrated behavioral health care. 

    Archdiocesan Housing Inc. 


    Archdiocesan Housing provides affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families who cannot access decent housing in the broader marketplace. 

    Archway Housing and Services


    The mission of Archway Housing and Services, Inc. is to change lives by providing housing and related supportive services that engender a safe environment and teach community skills for families with very low to moderate incomes.

    Aurora Housing Authority


    Aurora Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

    Broadway Assistance Center


    Rental assistance and emergency funds are available on a case-by-case basis. 

    Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. 


    Denver-based BR is a nonprofit that provides housing and housing-related services for low-income, elderly and disabled residents. 

    Catholic Charities


    Catholic Charities offers help for housing and rental needs. 

    City of Denver

    3-1-1 ext. 6

    Temporary rental and utility assistance program (TRUA) may provide eviction help and rental assistance.

    Colorado Veterans for Housing, Inc. 


    Housing assistance for veterans and their families with possible assistance with rehousing and funds for paying first months rent and deposit.

    Community Housing Development Association 


    The purpose of Community Housing Development Association (CHDA) is to provide quality, service-supported living opportunities for people with modest means including those with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or substance addiction disorder in the south metro Denver area. 

    Community Reach Center


    Housing assistance to mentally disabled. 

    Denver - Colorado AIDS Project


    For HIV or AIDs patients and their families, if faced with an eviction, rental assistance may be offered. Offer may include vouchers for motel stays, referrals to permanent housing and low-income apartments, and grants to pay a security deposit or first months’ rent.

    Denver Department of Human Services 


    DDHS has financial assistance for rent for someone facing an eviction notice. 

    Denver Housing Authority 


    DHA’s mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to Denver residents. 

    Denver Rescue Mission

    303-297-1815 or 303-313-2440

    Provides meals, shelter, hygiene, and acute medical care while encouraging long-term self-sufficiency. 

    Denver Urban Ministries (DenUM)


    Assistance with money for security deposits or rent on the first Monday of the month. 

    Developmental Disabilities Resource Center


    DDRC provides leading-edge services that create opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community. 

    Developmental Pathways


    A Colorado nonprofit agency created to serve persons with developmental disabilities and their families. 

    Douglas County Housing Partnership


    The Douglas County Housing Partnership (DCHP), a multi-Jurisdictional Housing Authority, was formed in 2003 as a cooperative effort between businesses and local and county government to address the issue of the lack of affordable housing for people who work in the area. 

    Englewood Housing Authority 


    Financial assistance for those who qualify. 

    Enterprise Community


    Enterprise Community creates opportunities for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. 

    Family and Senior Homeless Initiative (FSHI)


    Applicants must be a Senior (60+), a family with children 17 years old or younger, or homeless. Must have a documented source of income to cover monthly expenses, no felony in last 12 months and agree to drug screening and background check. 

    Family Homestead


    Family Homestead provides independent, both emergency and long-term, housing to homeless families in Denver. 

    Family Tree 


    Provides innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.

    Good Shepard 


    As a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Good Shepard offers limited financial assistance, including rental assistance to those that qualify when funding is available. 

    Homes for Heros


    HfH provides financial assistance for housing for all eligible veterans.

    Hope Communities Colorado 


    Hope Communities’ mission is to create diverse, healthy communities through quality, service-enriched, affordable housing.

    Jewish Family Service


    The Jewish Family Service Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) focuses its efforts on homeless prevention by providing low-income individuals and families with rent assistance, case management and access to other supportive services.

    Littleton Housing Authority 


    Financial assistance for those who qualify. 

    Mental Health Center of Denver


    MHCD is Denver’s source for comprehensive and accessible mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, education and employment services for adults and the leading resource for treatment for children, teens and families.

    Northeast Denver Housing Center 


    Provides sustainable, healthy housing opportunities for under privileged households through outreach, education and housing development. 

    Sacred Heart House of Denver


    SHH programs provide temporary housing, food, clothing, and case management with referrals for permanent or transitional housing and other services. 

    Saint Francis Center


    Helps men and women transition from homelessness to permanent housing. SFC also works to place "had-to-place" individuals in suitable and safe housing. 

    Saint Mary Magdalene


    Saint Mary Magdalene helps with rent and housing for those within church boundaries. 

    Senior Assistance Center


    Provides food, utility and medical assistance, and other services for senior citziens.

    Sense of Security


    SOS provides rent/mortgage and other assistance for Coloradans undergoing treatment of breast cancer.

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Denver Metro Council


    SVDP provides numerous programs ranging from transportation for job interviews and medical appointments to emergency financial assistance for expenses such as utilities, rent/mortgage, and other housing costs.

    The Action Center


    TAC promoted pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents.

    The American Legion


    Dependents of veterans may be entitled to finacial assistance if qualified and approved.

    The Delores Project


    Provides safe shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals.

    The Empowerment Program 


    The Empowerment Program provides education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals and support services to women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection or involvement in the criminal justice system. 

    The INN Between


    The INN Between strives to help families and individuals who are facing homelessness in our community to be self-sufficient and sustainable -- to no longer be homeless.

    The Third Way Center


    Offers truth and hope to high risk, mentally ill, disadvantaged and often homeless adolescents, and their families.

    Volunteers of America - Colorado


    Volunteers of America - Colorado provides financial assistance to those who qualify. 

    Warren Village


    Warren Village exists to help low-income single parent families achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency—and to sustain it.

    Brush Housing Authority


    Provides financial assistance to those who qualify. 

    Calhan Housing Authority


    Provides financial assistance to those who qualify. 

    Catholic Charities the Diocese of Pueblo


    Catholic Charities offers housing counseling and assistance. 

    Centennial Mental Health Center


    CMHC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality comprehensive mental health services to the rural communities of northeastern Colorado.

    Colorado Springs Housing Authority


    The Colorado Springs Housing Authority administers Section 8 housing in partnership with public housing authorities. 

    Dale House Project 


    The Dale House Project is a Christian community of staff and residents committed to being together for meals, one-to-one talks, group counseling, work crews, recreation, and outings like ski trips and camping. This is what makes it a home. 

    Eastern El Paso Community Center


    The El Paso Community Center is a nonprofit provides coverage to the eastern portion of the El Paso County outside city limits of Colorado Springs. Rent assistance and referrals are offered.

    Ecumenical Social Ministries 


    The Ecumenical Social Minisitries’ Housing Program provides services to prevent evictions with the goal of allowing families to remain in their homes. Low income, qualified clients can receive support with partial rental assistance. 

    Housing Authority of Center


    Housing Authority of Center provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

    Hugo Housing Authority 


    Hugo Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

    Lamar Housing Authority


    Lamar Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

    Mercy’s Gate


    Mercy’s Gate is focused on El Paso Colorado and Colorado Springs residents. The partnership of local churches can help with rental and other housing expenses, such as electric bills. Free legal advice is offered for landlord-tenant issues. 

    Pueblo Housing Authority


    The Pueblo Housing Authority provides assistance to low-income families living in the City of Pueblo.

    Reach Pike’s Peak (Billie Spielman Center)

    Main Office: 719-358-8396

    Fountain Office: 719-382-8515

    Calhan Office: 719-347-2976

    Reach Pike’s Peak provides free food and other emergency aid, such as housing and rent. Programs focus on Colorado Springs Westside residents. 

    Silver Key


    Silver Key provides housing services to persons 60 and older including assistance with paying rent, home maintenance and repair. 

    Tri-County Housing & Community Development Corporation


    Tri-County Housing & Community Development Corporation serves people and communities through facilitation of quality affordable housing community projects.

    Tri-Lakes Cares 


    Tri-Lakes Cares offers assistance to residents of the Tri-Lakes (Monument) area. 

    Trinidad Housing Authority


    Trinidad Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify. 

    Walt Fortman Community Center


    WFCC’s Family Stabilization Services (FSS) can help with paying rent and other housing expenses such as repairs and household products.

    Westside Cares


    Westside Cares offers rent assistance to qualified low-income families. Make an appointment for any type of rent or housing assistance. 

    Alternatives to Violence


    AtV offers a safe house, case management/housing referrals, and other services to victims of violent crimes in Loveland and southern Larimer County. 

    CARE Housing


    Develops and manages affordable housing communities that provide supportive services to strengthen and empower families, and to build community. 

    Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park


    Crossroads offers assistance, such as free food, gasoline, partial rent or utility bill, prescription medication assistance, emergency short-term housing and shelter or other emergency needs. 

    Eagle County Housing Department


    The mission of the Eagle County Housing Department is to provide innovative, affordable housing solutions to the working people, elderly and disadvantaged members of the Eagle County Community.

    Eaton Housing Authority


    Eaton Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify. 

    Fort Collins Housing Authority 


    FCHA provides information on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. This federal government subsidized program provides rental assistance to landlords on behalf of poor and low income families. 

    Fort Collins Rescue Mission


    Provides meals, shelter, hygiene, and acute medical care while encouraging long-term self-sufficiency. 

    Fort Lupton Housing Authority


    Fort Lupton Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify. 

    Greeley Transitional House 


    The Greeley Transitional House is the only homeless shelter in Greeley offering emergency and transitional shelter, case management and follow-up programs for homeless families. 

    Homelessness Prevention Initiative of Larimer County 


    HPILC provides rental assistance to members of the local community.

    House of Neighborly Service


    HNS provides services to individuals and families overcome, and recover from, the hardships of homelessness.

    Immanuel Lutheran Church


    Immanuel Lutheran Church has small monetary donations and support for paying rent or utilities. Aid is a last resort and only is available as funds allow on a week-to-week basis.

    Larimer County Human Services


    The Department of Human Services assists individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and security through public assistance programs, services or referrals to community agencies.

    Larimer County Office on Aging


    Larimer County Office on Aging provides seniors and/or residents over the age of 60 the ability to apply for public and government assistance from programs. 

    LaSalle Ministry Alliance- Caring and Sharing Department 


    The LaSalle Ministry Alliance program provides help to qualifying low-to-moderate income applicants in LaSalle for utilities, rent and other needs. 

    Loveland Housing Authority 


    Financial assistance for those who qualify.

    Neighbor to Neighbor 

    Fort Collins Office: 970-484-7498

    Loveland Office: 970-663-4163

    A nonprofit agency that offers housing assistance to those who qualify. 

    Salvation Army Fort Collins 

    970-207-4472 (Larimer County)

    The Salvation Army agency has limited funds for paying rent, utility and heating bills, and general basic needs. 

    Self Power Project

    Fort Collins Office: 970-407-0305

    Loveland Office: 970-635-5912

    SPP provides single parents with support in efforts in securing and maintaining housing, food, healthcare and other immediate family needs.

    Steppin’ Out Inc. 


    Provides individuals 21 or younger with emergency assistance and funds to help pay for rent, auto repairs or insurance, clothing, free food, cell phone, utilities, health emergencies or education expenses. 

    The Our Center Basic Needs Programs 


    The Our Center Basic Needs Programs assists low-income individuals and families who are currently residing in Dacono, Longmont, Frederick, Firestone and the Mead Colorado geographic area. Get access to free food, clothing, rent assistance, shelter, local transportation, emergency medical, utilities and heating help, budget counseling and financial education.

    United Way of Weld County


    UWWC offers programs addressing immediate needs in the community such as hunger, housing, and disaster relief.

    Weld County Catholic Charities


    Offers services and assistance programs including financial and emergency assistance and the Guadalupe Shelter.

    Yampa Valley Housing Authority- Routt County


    Provides affordable housing programs and assistance for those who qualify.

    Boulder County AIDS Project


    Provides grants for clients with symptomatic infection who have urgent needs that their regular income cannot cover. Expenses such as rent, insurance premiums and medical bills may be covered. 

    Boulder Housing Partners 


    Boulder Housing Partners build, own and manage affordable housing for low-and-moderate income residents and are committed to fostering a healthy sense of community in every property they develop.

    Boulder Shelter for the Homeless 


    The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless provides safe shelter, food, support services and an avenue to self-sufficiency for homeless adults in the community. 

    Bridge House Community Table 


    The Bridge House Community Table offers financial assistance for paying rent, prescription medications and eyeglasses. A Director’s Discretionary Fund is available to be primarily used to pay for hotel vouchers when people are sick or for medication. 

    Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)


    EFAA helps those in the community whose immediate needs for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot be adequately met by other means, and supports their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency.

    Carbondale Senior Housing Corporation


    Carbondale Senior Housing is a subsidized housing project for low-income seniors. 

    Catholic Charities of Western Slope


    The Catholic Charities of Western Slope is a charity to assist families and individuals who are in need of housing support, such as rent assistance, heating and utility bill assistance, dental care and aid, transportation, shelter, lodging and more. 

    Durango Housing Corporation 

    970- 247-2788

    Durango Housing Corporation is committed to providing affordable, quality housing and provides a computerized learning center for residents and non-residents alike. 

    Garfield County Housing Authority


    The Garfield County Housing Authority offers rental and housing assistance. 

    Grand Junction Housing Authority 


    Grand Junction Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify. 

    Grand Valley Catholic Outreach


    The Grand Valley Catholic Outreach provides money for rent and housing expenses to those in need. 

    Gunnison County Housing Authority 


    Gunnison County Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

    Gunnison County Human Services


    The Gunnison County Department of Human Services provides struggling families and individuals with access to government programs, aid and various forms of support. 

    Housing Authority of Montezuma 


    Housing Authority of Montezuma provides financial assistance to those who qualify. 

    Housing Solutions for the Southwest (HS)


    HS provides resources and programs for those who are struggling with their bills or debts. They include the Eviction and Emergency Homeless Prevention Program, which provides rent assistance, cash grants and other emergency aid. Funds are available for paying a mortgage, rent and energy bills. 

    Meeker Housing Authority 


    Meeker Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

    Moffat Housing Authority

    970-824-3660 ext. 4

    Moffat Housing Authority provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

    Montrose County Housing Authority


    The Montrose County Housing Authority is a nonprofit government agency that deals with housing, rent and landlord issues.