Housing Assistance

Services for people who are homeless or who are at risk of losing their housing are available at our main office at the Castro Building, 1200 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204 or you can call our customer service line at 720-944-3666 for more information.

Types of assistance that may be available:

Emergency Overnight Shelter
This assistance is available to families, single women, and the elderly when all of the city’s emergency shelter beds are full. It is not available for single, able-bodied men, as adequate shelter exists for this population. A photo I.D. and Social Security number are required.

Emergency Housing
This assistance is available to homeless families who have been in Denver 30 days or more and who have applied for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Housing is available in one of four public housing projects for up to 90 days if the family will work towards regaining self-sufficiency and cooperate with case management services.

A photo I.D., Social Security number, birth certificate(s) and adequate police clearance are required.

Eviction Assistance

This assistance is available to individuals and families who can demonstrate an emergency that has prevented them from being able to pay rent and whose income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty level. The applicant(s) must have lived in their current housing for six months or more, or in a Denver shelter for 30 days or more (for first month’s rental assistance), and must not be paying more than 75% of their current income for housing. Eviction assistance is not available for deposits or late fees.
 
A photo I.D. and Social Security number are required and you must be able to provide a three-day-demand notice, a Writ of Restitution or notice of a court hearing, a lease or rent agreement, and verification that your income is sufficient to pay rent in subsequent months.

Respite Care/Room & Board

This assistance is available to single individuals who are homeless and who verify, through a physician’s statement, a need for 24-hour rest or respite care. A photo I.D. and Social Security number are required.
 
Section 8 Housing Deposit
You may be eligible for financial assistance (not exceeding $1,000) for a Section 8 housing deposit. This is a one-time payment to assist low-income, working families.
 
Related Assistance
 
Emergency Food
Vouchers or coupons may be available for individuals whose food assistance applications have not been processed yet and/or at the discretion of a case manager.

Personal Needs
Personal hygiene supplies may be available at the discretion of a case manager.
 
Coupons may be available for diapers, prescriptions, over- the-counter drugs and other items at the discretion of a case manager.
 
Transportation
Bus tokens or cab vouchers may be available at the discretion of a case manager.
 
Moving and Storage
Available on a case-by-case basis for individuals who have been evicted or who are victims of domestic violence.

 

 

Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline
720-944-3000
 
Adult Protection Hotline
720-944-2994 
 
DHS Customer Service
720-944-3666

Colorado Relay/TDD
711

Child Support Services
720-944-2960

Foster Care
720-944-4000

GIVE Denver
720-944-GIVE (4483)

Denver City & County Information
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