Emergency Rental Assistance

Colorado Division of Housing
Emergency Rental Assistance

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic
, Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing (DOH) has launched emergency rental assistance programs for both landlords and tenants.

For Landlords and Mobile Home Park Owners: Property Owner Preservation (POP) program

To qualify for the POP program:

  • Your tenants complete applications stating that they were unable to pay rent because they experienced financial need due to COVID-19.
  • The rent for the unit for which assistance is requested is set at or below the POP maximum rent listed below. All reasonable mobile home lot rents qualify.
  • The rental unit or mobile home park meet basic health and safety requirements. Self certification is required.
  • Your property is not in foreclosure (if it is, a receivership has been established by the courts) and your state and local real estate taxes have been paid.
  • You agree to all program requirements and provide the proper documentation.


For Tenants and Mobile Home Owners: Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP)

To qualify for the EHAP program:

  • You were unable to pay your rent or mobile home lot rent because you experienced financial need due to COVID-19.
  • Your household monthly income is at or below the maximum income listed here.
  • You have not already received rental assistance that covered your rent.
  • You complete the application for assistance and provide all of the needed documentation. 
  • Other qualifications and documentation required will be explained by the agency you work with to access the funds.
  • EHAP can also be used for mortgage assistance for qualifying homeowners.

Visit the Division of Housing's Emergency Rental Assistance webpage for more information and to apply.