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.