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Colorado rental assistance programs.

Low-income families will get immediate and long term rent assistance in Colorado. Priority is for single mothers, seniors or disabled adults. Resources include grant money for back rent, security deposit assistance, free lawyers for tenants and low-income housing support from charities or the government. Find rental assistance near you in Colorado.

Select your county or city below, or look for statewide rent programs. The goal is to both to prevention evictions today and rehouse families or homeless people. In addition to rent relief programs in CO, there are federal resources. These include SSVF for veterans, section 8 vouchers, low-cost support housing for senior citizens or the disabled and more. In general, the government in CO partners with charities and non-profits, including near you, to help tenants pay rent.

Lawyers also help tenants with an eviction notice, not only in housing court but also with landlord-tenant mediation. This is effective when combined with hardship grants to either pay full or partial back rent. In addition, agencies help people move to affordable apartments, and this is where security deposit or moving help comes into play.

Income and other criteria need to be met. In general, the applicant for emergency rental assistance needs to be facing a one time, short term crisis as well as have a plan for stability. Local county resources in Colorado also can be turned to for help with rent, and the funding and criteria will normally be limited as well.

Find help with rent in Colorado from state resources

The rent and housing assistance programs below are statewide. Scroll down the page for other local charities, churches and financial resources.

  • Colorado Division of Housing programs includes many different resources. The state has several, including Supportive Housing Programs (SHP) for the disabled and people with special needs. There is also a Homeless Initiative, Rehousing, SSVF applications and ESG grants. All of these combined government grants to help with rent to low-cost housing, case management and more. Locate Colorado Division of Housing programs.
  • Section 8 vouchers from Colorado Housing Authorities include rent subsidized, private landlord rented homes, houses, and apartments. The properties will be income based. Low-income families will need to pay some of the rent and the voucher also helps pay for housing costs. Find online or loan section 8 rental homes in CO.





  • Salvation Army social services are available. Based on funding, emergency financial assistance for rent arrears, motel or hotel room, or energy bills. Other free material items may be offered to renters, including furniture and more. There are also emergency homeless shelters, and a wide range of programs are offered. Apply for Salvation Army emergency rent payment help.
  • Colorado renters in a crisis (or the homeless) can apply for grant money for their rent from Homeless Prevention. There is also a rehousing component for homeless adults, women facing DV in Colorado, teens and others. There is ESG grants to help pay rent or utility bills as well as funds for storage or moving costs. More on stopping an eviction in Colorado.
  • Non-financial aid in the form of free legal services will help low-income families, struggling tenants and seniors in Colorado. Volunteers and pro-bono lawyers give advice, consultations and more. They can also help clients apply for rent grants, section 8 or other financial assistance. Locate free lawyers for low-income families in Colorado,
  • Immediate, no-wait housing or apartments can be available in a crisis. The priority is for senior citizens, the disabled or single moms or dads too. Colorado agencies wok with landlords, local housing authorities and others to arrange assistance. Learn more on low income housing immediate move in.

Local emergency rental assistance programs in Colorado

Charities and churches, as well as DHS near you, may all offer support too. They provide financial help with rent and housing costs to people in the community only. Select your city and/or county below. The local non-profits, churches and government organizations have their own housing assistance programs or they can direct people to the state or federal ones above.

Adams County and Thornton

Arapahoe County

Boulder County and City

Colorado Springs and El Paso County

Denver City and County

Fort Collins and Lancaster County

Jefferson County


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