Rent Assistance

If property owners or tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance from the state.

Immigration status is not a requirement for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and emergency rental assistance is not weighed in a public charge determination. 

See if You Qualify

You (property owners and/or tenants) may qualify for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) if:

  • The tenant was unable to pay the property rent or mobile home lot rent and can self-certify that one or more individuals in the household qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19.
  • The tenant's household monthly income is at or below the maximum income listed here (80% Area Median Income.) 
  • You (property owner and/or tenant) have not already received rental assistance that covered the tenant's rent for the months requested.
  • 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.

Read the ERAP Program Guidelines.

 

Apply Online

You can apply for emergency rental assistance online through the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs under the "Landlords and Tenants" section. 

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CDC Eviction Protection Declaration

How does someone use this protection? A tenant, lessee, or resident of a residential property must provide a completed and signed copy of the declaration to their landlord, owner of the residential property where they live, or other person who has a right to have them evicted or removed from where they live. The declaration may be signed and transmitted either electronically or by hard copy. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract should complete the declaration. In certain circumstances, such as individuals filing a joint tax return, it may be appropriate for one member of the residence to provide an executed declaration on behalf of other adult residents party to the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract at issue.

Download Eviction Declaration Form

Multilingual Eviction Declaration Forms