Rent and Utility Help
One in three Denver households is paying more than a third of their income toward housing, and many are struggling to pay rent and utilities.
Due to demand, Denver’s rent and utility assistance programs are not currently accepting applications. New funds will become available and we will reopen applications in January 2024. Please check back here at that time.
If you have received a court summons for eviction, please see our eviction resources, or attend our free eviction legal clinics in Room 163 in the Denver County Courthouse, located at 1437 Bannock St, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. every Monday through Friday. Staff are available to answer questions and assist if you are facing eviction.
The following organizations may also have resources:
Colorado Housing Connects or 1-844-926-6632 – Provides utility payment assistance, information on housing resources such as affordable housing, Tenant-Landlord Mediation services, public benefits assistance.
Denver Human Services (DHS) Emergency Assistance or 720-944-4DHS (4347)– Limited emergency assistance funds available for deposit, first month rent, rent assistance for households with a demand for rent/Eviction Notice and Xcel assistance
Mile High United Way – or 211 - Multilingual and confidential service that connects individuals to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare, and more
Office of Financial Empowerment and Protection (OFEP) – Provides Financial Navigation, Financial Coaching, and free tax services
Energy Outreach Colorado – for assistance with Xcel Energy electric or gas utilities (Denver County only), contact email@example.com or call 1-844-926-6632.
Read more about our Housing Stability programs here.(PDF, 1MB) This resource has information in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese.
HOST also actively supports the Campaign to End Discrimination Based on Source of Income being spearheaded by the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center. Learn more through this video, 'A Place Called Better.'