Colorado Springs and El Paso rental assistance.

Colorado Springs and El Paso County non-profit organizations, charities, churches and government programs offer rental assistance to a limited number of eligible families. Read below about the agencies to call to apply for rent or security deposit help, and get addresses and phone numbers.

A number of low income housing and rent assistance programs are run throughout the region for qualified families and individuals. Most of the resources are limited in scope and rely on donations. Low to moderate income, the elderly, and disabled are the primary recipients of rent help in Colorado Springs. Find extensive information on the agencies to call to apply for help.

Northern Churches Care, 4210 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, phone number 227-7470. A large number and wide variety of emergency financial support and crisis support programs are administered to 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 for landlord – tenant issues can also be applied for.

Ecumenial Social Ministries – The main Housing Program provides services to prevent evictions and the resulting homelessness, with the goal of allowing families to remain in their homes. Low income, qualified clients are assisted with partial rental assistance. If you apply for rent help and are accepted, both debt and budget counseling workshops are a mandatory component of the housing assistance program. 201 N. Weber, 636-1916

Community Action Agency – This non-profit can offer rent help only to residents "outside the city limits" of Colorado Springs. They refer qualified applicants to other charities and government programs such as ESM for in town rent needs. They can also help with utilities and heating for city residents. 722 S. Watsatch, dial 471-7870, hours 8 to 4:30 Mon thru Friday. The agency is formally known as Pikes Peak Community Action Agency. More on housing assistance from El Paso County community action.

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army, located at 908 Yuma, phone 636-3891, can offer shelter and emergency rent help, as funding allows. Transitional housing units and cold weather, emergency shelters are also available in El Paso County.

Westside Cares. Offers rent assistance to qualified low income families. Hours of the center include  9:30AM — 12:30PM (Mon. — Thurs.) and 5:00PM — 7:00PM (Thursday). 1930 W. Colorado Ave., 389-0759. Need to make an appointment for any type of rent or housing assistance. Dial (719) 389-0759

Eastern El Paso Community Center – This non-profit provides coverage to the Eastern portion of the El Paso County outside city limits of Colorado Springs. Rent assistance and referrals are offered. There may also be no-interest loans for deposits and housing needs. The Center Address is 450 Colorado Ave, Calhan, Colorado 80808. Dial 719-347-2976.

Southern Colorado Health Network
1301 South 8th Street, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Main Phone - (719) 578-9092
Only residents with HIV may be assisted. Rent as well as energy bill help can assist with housing needs.

 

 

 

 

Billie Spielman Center / REACH Pikes Peak. Location is 312 S. Weber Street. Programs focus on Colorado Springs Westside residents. Dial 358-8396 for free food and other emergency aid, such as housing and rent. A combination of government grants and other private funds can be used for rental expenses or a security deposit for a new home.

Colorado Springs Housing Authority - While there is almost always a waiting list, they administer section 8 in partnership with public housing authorities. This low income, rental assistance programs also relies heavily on federal government allotments. 719-387-6700

El Paso County Colorado eviction prevention and rapid rehousing combines government grants, loans, and financial aid for paying rent as well as other bills. Tenants and the homeless in Colorado Springs can also apply for motel vouchers, security deposit programs, case management, and other temporary assistance programs for their rental costs. More on El Paso County homeless prevention.

Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS)
Main address is 9900 Easr Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
Dial (303) 636-5600
Homeless and eviction prevention help. There may be government grants to help with back rent, the utility or security deposit for a new home, or even money for first months rent.

Housing Access. Call 636-1916. This program run by the agency offers up to two months’ rent help.

Colorado Springs, Economic Development Department, Housing and Community Development Division works with local non-profits, charities, and organizations to provide rental assistance to El Paso and Colorado Springs area from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Call (719) 385-5336.

Silver Key. Numerous housing and other services are offered to persons 60 and older including assistance with paying rent, home maintenance and repair, etc. The focus is on senior citizens and their caregivers. Address 2250 Bott Ave., 632-1521

 

 

 

 

Tri-Lakes Cares: Monument – Call 481-4864. The non-profit offers assistance to residents of the Tri - Lakes area. Limited hours

Walt Fortman Community Center, also known as Reaches Pikes Peak
Phone number: 719-382-8515
Address - 501 East Iowa, Fountain, CO 80817
WFCC's Family Stabilization Services (FSS) can help with paying rent and other housing expenses such as repairs and household products.

By Jon McNamara

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