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Rental assistance in Jefferson County Colorado.

Find how to get rent or security deposit help and eviction prevention in Jefferson County as well as Golden or Lakewood Colorado. A number of charities, churches, non-profit housing centers and government programs provide emergency rental funds or even section 8 vouchers to pay for an apartment. Many agencies also operate resources as diverse as low income subsidized housing and even homeless shelters for people who need immediate accommodations.

Typically a client will need to have an eviction or utility disconnection notice in order to receive financial assistance. However if a tenant is struggling with paying rent, do not wait that long before asking for help. Many of the organizations in Jefferson County Colorado provide case management, counseling, and free advice along with rental assistance from a grant or loan - but funds are limited. This type of support, including from the government, is most effective before someone faces an eviction from their landlord. More on free government stuff.

Anyone in need of immediate rent assistance, help in finding low income housing, shelter, or money for security deposits, call one of the locations below. A major focus is on senior citizens, the elderly, and single moms in Jefferson County as well as cities such as Lakewood. A number of housing assistance programs are available to people facing a hardship.

Catholic Charities of Jefferson County region - Offers the low income and people faced with an emergency access to housing, shelter, hotel and motel vouchers.  There may also be emergency rental assistance. There may also be home furnishing for low-income renters. The main address and parish is 6240 Smith Rd, Denver, CO 80216. Call (303) 742-0828 or (720) 974-1579 for Westminster.

Family Tree Housing - This non-profit also provides low income housing, hotel vouchers, funds for rent, shelter, and housing. They offer a homeless prevention hotline and also assist women facing domestic violence.

Administers a program that provides emergency rental assistance to families and individuals facing a crisis. This family tree program will offer assistance and aid which will be provided to families with past due rent including eviction notices. The address is 3805 Marshall St., Wheat Ridge, Colorado, call (303) 467-2604 or (303) 422-2133.




Jefferson County Housing Authority / Foothills Regional Housing - Administers several government resources and rent programs, including low income public housing, section 8 voucher program and a number of home ownership programs. They may also have loans for expenses such as home rehabilitation, senior housing, and have referrals to emergency section 8 housing and various other state of Colorado resources. The PHA is at 11941 W 48th Ave, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033, phone (303) 422-8600

  • Metro West Housing Solutions focuses on the city of Lakewood. Location is 575 Union Blvd, Lakewood, Colorado 80228. Phone (303) 987-7580
  • South Metro Housing Options is another housing authority at 5808 S Rapp St, Littleton, CO 80120. Call (303) 794-9608

Emergency Solution Grants are available from time to time in Jefferson County. The funding comes from the federal government, and there may be assistance for back rent, past utility bills, security deposits, and other challenges that could lead to homelessness. The regional call center at 1-866-760-6489 would have information on ESG or other rental or even loan programs.

Salvation Army Family and Social Services in JeffCo County can help residents, including renters, homeowners, or the homeless / unemployed. Everything from transitional housing to one time, limited rent or utility bill assistance or motel vouchers are offered. There is also case management, food, clothing, household items and more. More on Salvation Army assistance programs Jefferson County CO..

Thrive Center - Get free referrals to Jefferson County resources including shelter, transitional housing, grants and counseling is provided. They only can give referrals to renters, tenants and/or the homeless. Call (303) 632-6840

The Gathering Place - Dial (303) 321-4198 for information on housing resources. The charity is at 535 High St, Denver, CO 80218.

Mountain Resource Center, Inc. - Residents who live within service boundaries may be qualified for limited financial assistance and grants for paying rent or mortgage. Programs are offered to Mountain Colorado area residents in need of emergency assistance.

Apply for cash assistance for housing needs as well as rental assistance. Services are provided on an emergency basis. In addition both free food and clothing are also provided on an emergency basis for the needy and low income Location is 11030 Kitty Dr, Conifer, CO, 80433, phone number (303) 838-7552





Seniors' Resource Center - A number of programs are offered for seniors. Learn about rental assistance and senior accommodations. A number of services are provided too, mostly around information on assistance such as health care and similar. 3227 Chase St., Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 80212, Dial (303) 235-6923

Jefferson County Human Services - Provides information on cash aid, low income housing, government grants and more. Some rent, mortgage and utility bill help may be offered too as part of LIHEAP from 900 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, Colorado, 80401. Call  (303) 271-1388

Interchurch Arms - Clients of this organization may receive housing assistance. Services include rent, shelter, vouchers for hotels and motel, and eviction prevention for Jefferson County families. The location is 5300 Saulsbury Ct, Arvada, CO 80002. Phone (303) 424-6283

Colorado Assistance Center Inc is at 6121 Ammons St, Arvada, Colorado 80004. Jefferson County residents can learn about financial help, money for security deposits, utility disconnection resources and more. A major focus is on housing for the vulnerable, such as seniors or disabled. Call 303-422-1709.

Jeffco Action Center, Inc. - Offers human services to residents of Jefferson County on an immediate basis. The non-profit agency offers financial assistance for paying bills and rent. The non-profit may also have information on loan programs for a security deposit or moving expenses. Last, but not least, will be referrals to shelters, government aid, and more. Address is Lakewood, Colorado 80215, phone (303) 237-7704, or more on Action Center housing programs in Jefferson County.

HPRP is a federal government homeless prevention program. Jefferson County tenants can apply for grants for paying their rent or deposit help. Other support includes legal aid, housing for single mothers and seniors, and rehousing, which may also help with moving expenses or first months rent. Read more Jefferson County homeless prevention.

Evergreen Christian Outreach - Main office address: 27888 Meadow Dr, Evergreen, CO 80439. Dial (303) 670-1796 for information and emergency help.

Jefferson County Jewish Family Service - The charity may have various form of assistance that tenants with existing leases can use to catch up on back rent expenses. Other services are available too, and the emergency line can be called at 720.248.4701. The location is 3201 South Tamarac Dr., Denver, CO 80231.





Legal Aid, which can be called at 303-837-1313, will provide free advice to income qualified residents with an eviction notice, if it is illegal. Free legal consultations can also be for housing court or to apply for benefits, such as section 8. Lawyers can help with other housing requests as well.

Additional Jefferson County and Golden Colorado housing programs

The agencies below offer a variety of housing services. They may be emergency rent help, homeless shelters, transitional housing, referrals, mediation and more. Each agency is different, and any funds or grants to pay for rent or deposits will be limited.

United Way Rental Assistance Mile High Hotline - dial 303-561-2130
Elderly Housing Hotline - 303-831-404
Colorado Homeless Families - dial 303-420-6634
The Gathering Place - 303-321-4198
Coalition For The Homeless - main phone number 303-293-2217
Interfaith Hospitality - call 303-675-0713
Urban Peak (Youth) - 303-777-9198
Colfax Community Network - (303) 360-0627
Stride - 303-238-3580
Mean Street Ministry - phone 720-237-0443


By Jon McNamara

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