Denver Solicits Proposals for Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Published on April 09, 2021

Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) is seeking proposal(s) for service providers that are interested in administering the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. The City and County of Denver has been allocated funds under the ERA program from the United States Department of the Treasury. HOST is seeking proposals for ERA for a period through September 30, 2022, with possible extensions.

In accordance with the requirements of the ERA program, these funds will be utilized to provide financial assistance, including rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing to eligible households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service providers will utilize a centralized database to review and approve or deny ERA applications for Denver residents and issue financial assistance payments to landlords/tenants/utility providers.

Interested parties should submit their proposal at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com (title: Emergency Rental Assistance Program for the Department of Housing Stability (HOST)). Vendors must register with Bidnet to view the RFP and apply. Proposals will be accepted until 11 a.m. on April 27, 2021. A pre-bid virtual conference will be held on April 13, 2021 at 10 a.m.