Rent assistance in Denver.
Find an extensive listing of rental assistance programs in Denver. Almost 30 different non-profit organizations, agencies, and government programs can help low income and struggling individuals pay their rent.
Some of the agencies only cover a limited area, and each will have its own application process and criteria that need to be met. Most of the rent assistance offered is to those who are faced with an immediate eviction, or who have some other type of unforeseen financial hardship, such as a medical emergency or unexpected job loss.
Call one of the organizations listed below in order to get access to help paying your rent in Denver. If an organization can’t assist, they may have a referral to some type of government program or other agency that can help you during a difficult period.
The Denver Colorado Mile High Rental Assistance Hotline offers access to referrals and information on rental assistance programs by zip code across the Denver County area. There are a couple different phone numbers to call, and they include 303.561.2133 (Spanish), or dial 303.5612130 (English)
Other Denver area non-profits to call for rent help include:
St. Paul Local Assistance Ministry - Offers referrals to emergency shelters and housing. May have limited funds to help pay rent, in small amounts, as the money they pay out is largely donations from congregation members. (720) 274-4710
Christian Broadcasting Network (also known as the 700 Club), phone number is 303.431.8295
Adventist Community Services is a non-profit that helps with preventing evictions and can meet payment demands. 303.935.7386
Denver ESG - Non-profit agencies, if they have funding, pass out money for security deposits or rent. Callers can also get information on eviction prevention services, legal support, transitional housing, and grants for paying various housing or rental expenses. Dial (303) 561-2111 for referrals.
Denver Salvation Army (address 2201 Stout St. 9am - 4pm M-F and phone number 303.295.3366)
Mennonite Urban Ministry offers housing assistance programs in a limited region. Call 303-892-6416
Broadway Assistance Center is another agency to call for rental assistance, and emergency funds are available on a case by case basis to applicants. 1212 Mariposa St. you can walk in and do not need to call. (303) 893-4108
Save Our Section 8 Colorado, Denver, Colorado. Call (303) 825-6266. Or read more on section 8 in Colorado.
Senior Assistance Center of 2839 W 44th Ave may offer rent help for seniors only (303) 455-9642
Denver Department of Human Services on 1200 Federal Blvd. ((720) 944-3666) may have funds for rent if someone has an eviction notice.
Denver County Social Services, which can be called at (303) 866-2046, runs the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program. It can help people avoid an eviction. They also have referrals to resources such as section 8 or low income, rent subsidized apartments and homes.
Saint Mary Magdalene, which is part of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society organization, can help people with rent and housing that live within church boundaries. (303) 477-4533
Good Shepherd, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, covers the area of South of 17th Avenue, North of Cherry Creek Drive, West of Colorado Boulevard, East of Race Street, and can distribute rent help. (303) 322-7706
Other Saint Vincent de Paul Society churches and agencies include Notre Dame (303) 935-3900 as well as Our Lady of Grace (303) 297-3440.
Association For Senior Citizens, phone number (303) 455-9642, The mission of the Association for Senior Citizens is: to promote the self-sufficiency of all senior citizens in Colorado, to ensure that no senior citizen goes without the necessities of life, including shelter, food and public services, and to help low-income seniors remain stable and independent in their own homes.
Additional Denver Eviction Assistance and Utilities Assistance Programs
The Denver Senior Homeless Initiative (FSHI) as well as Rescue Mission Family (dial 303.313.2440) may be able to help with first month’s full rent and security deposit. The applicant needs to have some form of income and a child.
More details on the Denver Rescue Mission's Family and Senior Homeless Initiative (FSHI) program include:
- Get help for security deposit and first full month's rent for a home selected by a senior or family member.
- The total rent can’t be more than 60% of the applicants income.
- Additional assistance may be offered with clothing, food, household items and furniture once a client is approved for housing assistance. Also get matched with mentoring and coaching for self-sufficiency.
All these requirements need to be met for FSHI. The applicant needs to be either a Senior (age 60+) or a family with children 17 years old or younger in their legal custody, homeless (with no lease when they contact FSHI), they must have a documented source of income to cover monthly expenses, no felony in last 12 months, and have both drug screening and a background check. Call 303-313-2440
Catholic Charities, address which is 6260 E. Colfax Ave. (call 303 393-1560) offers help for housing and rental needs. In somce cases the Denver based church may also have funds to pay a security deposit. Some assistance for paying rent may be issued as a loan to qualified families
Denver - Colorado AIDS Project is for HIV or AIDs patients and their families. If faced with an eviction, rental assistance may be offered. There may also be vouchers for motel stays, referrals to permanent housing and low income apartments, and grants to pay a security deposit or first months rent. Call (303) 837-0166.
First Mennonite Church - Only provides rental assistance to people in the parish area, and the location is 430 W 9th Ave. A focus is on families with children as well as single parents who need rent help, and clients need to be faced with a one time crisis. Call 303-892-1039.
Volunteers of America in Colorado can help with a number of housing issues. They do not offer direct rent assistance. The homeless and people behind can get help. Receive assistance for permanent housing, help with conducting a search for a home, transportation, education and more. Other programs may be referrals to transitional housing or apartments, Family Motel, and emergency shelters . Call VOA at (303) 297-0408 for information.
Denver Colorado Legal Services - For those with a referral, free legal aid is offered for housing matters and other civil issues. Low income tenants can learn about their rights when it comes to evictions, discrimination, and other aid. The office is at 1905 Sherman St. Call (303) 837-1313.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Eviction Assistance Program can offer up to $750 in funds from Denver’s Road Home program. In order to apply for help the renter must have an eviction letter, and as funding allows, some tenants in Denver may be issued a no-interest rate loan for their overdue rental expenses. Dial 303.293.2217
DENUM, which is located at 1717 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, Colorado. (phone 303 355-4896) is a resource for legal support on civil issues, which can include housing..
Jewish Family Services of Colorado may be able to assists with offering rental assistance for tenants that have existing leases and that need help with a payment. Applicants need to call 720-248-4716 for an appointment. Address 3201 S. Tamarac Dr. Denver, CO. 80231
Denver Homeless Prevention Activities Fund is a source of funds for non-profits in the area. The money is used to offer emergency rent help, provide motel vouchers, rehousing, and other support services to stop evictions in the region. Find more Denver eviction help.
Last, but not least, the government agency known as Denver Human Services (DHS) has staff and counselors that can help people apply for public assistance and government programs. Counselors can provide information about food assistance, housing, and financial assistance for paying rent and housing expenses, as well as help for veterans as well as other low income who need long term housing care.
Services do not stop with rent help however, as DHS provides a range of other resources to the needy, including help with transitional housing, Medicaid, energy bills, and heating costs. A number of benefits can be arranged. 720-944-3666.