Resources for Rent and Housing Assistance in Colorado
Over the course of several weeks, CPR News aired a series of stories that shed light on people struggling to stay or find housing due to Colorado’s current affordable housing crisis and the effects of the COVID-19 in progress.
From a man living in a hole in the land he owns in Park County to a group of mobile home residents who have successfully purchased their homes from their owners, we explored the issue from a people’s perspective. from all walks of life. Our reporting also led us to meet several people who work with organizations working to address housing issues in the state.
Below are several of these resources and organizations featured in our housing series. Some work directly to provide resources or direct people in need to the appropriate places where they can find help.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of groups doing this type of work in the state and we welcome email suggestions on who to include.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
The group founded in 1984 strives to provide and connect families and individuals with help finding housing, health care and other needs. Visit here for more information.
Colorado’s Safe Parking Initiative
The Parking Initiative operates multiple sites, primarily in the Denver area, where people can safely park and stay overnight in their cars. Anyone wishing to stay at one of the Colorado Safe Parking Initiative sites must have a permit. Apply on ColoSafeParking.org.
The Golden Girls Project, Grand Junction
Part of the Joseph Center in Grand Junction, this program aims to find housing for women in Mesa County who are 50 years of age and older. The program can accommodate up to five people at a time to help them find accommodation. Visit here for more information.
The Joseph Center also offers other services, including a day shelter and certain catering services. Click here for more information.
Lake County Build a Generation
The nonprofit has helped a group of mobile home residents in Leadville organize to buy their homes from their owners. The group works to educate and organize residents around a number of issues, including housing and access to food. Click here for more information.
United for a new economy
This group works mainly in Aurora, Westminster and Commerce City. Recently, he has worked with immigrant residents and families to identify and apply for housing assistance programs. Visit here for more information.