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The Department of Housing Stability builds a healthy, housed, and connected Denver. We invest resources, create policy, and partner with organizations to keep people in the homes they already live in, to quickly resolve an experience of homelessness, and to connect people to affordable housing opportunities. We do this by:

  1. Stabilizing people at risk of involuntary displacement and connecting them to housing resources
  2. Supporting people experiencing a crisis and connecting them to shelter services and short-term and permanent housing
  3. Creating and preserving existing affordable housing
  4. Connecting residents at any income level to new housing opportunities

News Release

Denver Expands Strategies for Individuals Facing Homelessness

A series of 11 new contracts will expand shelter services in Denver and connect more people in need to bridge housing.



Support People Experiencing Homelessness

Donate to Denver's public/private Housing and Homeless Services Fund.

Your gift will provide immediate support and services for Denver residents experiencing homelessness. Thank you!



Find Cold-Weather Shelter

It is extremely dangerous to remain outside during winter storms. Anyone who needs a place to stay should seek shelter at one of Denver's area day and overnight shelters. A map of area shelters open during the day is here.

There, you will also find information on how to access overnight shelter. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Renter Help

Resources to help you stay where you are, locate landlord/tenant assistance, and explore other options for renters.

Accessibility modifications are available for persons with disabilities.

Not finding what you need? Use the Still Need Help box on the bottom of this page.


Homeowner Help

Resources to help you avoid foreclosure, to help you maintain your home, or help you realize your dream of owning a home.

The city partners with the Denver Urban Renewal Authority to provide low-interest loans and grants to assist qualifying low- and moderate-income households with making emergency home repairs, improvements, and access modifications.

Emergency Home Repair program

Single Family Rehabilitation program

Renter/Homeowner Access Modification Program

Denver Public Health and Environment provides information and referrals.

Mold mitigation (PDF)

Lead paint

This Help for Housing brochure (PDF) contains referrals for renters, current homeowners, and aspiring homeowners.

Not finding what you need? Use the Still Need Help box on the bottom of this page.


Homeless Help

Resources to ensure that individuals and families experiencing homelessness have the support and resources they need.

For help finding shelter, contact the Mile High United Way's helpline by dialing 2-1-1.

Additionally, find a list of Denver-area shelters and service providers at

Download the pocket Denver Shelters and Services Resource Guide here [PDF].

Download the Denver Housing Resource Guidebook [PDF] (updated annually) for a robust list of metro-wide housing options.

Denver Human Services provides assistance benefits and protection and prevention services to one in three Denver residents. Assistance programs including food, cash and medical benefits, child care, child support, and general assistance are provided to eligible Denver residents in financial need.

Get started and apply for assistance online here.

For local food or clothing banks, contact the Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 helpline. 

For a complete list of metro-wide resources, contact Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 helpline online or by calling 2-1-1. 


City Housing Programs and Services

Here is an English/Spanish summary of all city programs and services related to housing [PDF]. The same information appears below, by category — renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness.