The Denver Property Tax Relief Program provides a partial refund of property taxes paid, or the equivalent in rent, to qualifying renters and homeowners.
Applications may be submitted starting May 1 of each year. Call 720-944-4347 or go online to www.denvergov.org/propertytaxrelief.
The State of Colorado offers a property tax deferral program for seniors and active military personnel, as well as a tax exemption program for seniors and disabled veterans.
Call 303-866-2441 or Colorado.gov/pacific/treasury/senior-and-veteran-property-tax-programs.
The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program (TRUA) can provide emergency rent and utility payments for those who qualify. Call 3-1-1 and press 6.
Denver Human Services offers eviction and rental assistance for people who are at risk of losing their housing and income-eligible. Call 720-944-4DHS (4347) or online www.denvergov.org/humanservices.
Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) support is delivered for Denver through the Colorado Health Network, including services for rent, substance abuse, and mental health. Call 303-837-0166 or online coloradoaidsproject.org.
The Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federal program offering eligible residents help with a portion of their winter home heating bills (Nov-Apr). Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP
(1.886.432.8435) or online at www.denvergov.org/LEAP.
Bill Payment Assistance may be provided to those who can’t afford their home energy costs through Energy Outreach Colorado. Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1.866.432.8435) or online at https://www.energyoutreach.org/programs-for-individuals/bill-payment-assistance/
Supported by the city and delivered through Denver Urban Renewal Authority, the Renter/Homeowner Access Modification program helps residents living with disabilities make accessibility modifications around their home. Call 303-534-3872 or visit renewdenver.org for more information.
The Colorado Foreclosure Hotline partners with nonprofit housing counseling agencies. Call 1-877-601-HOPE for more information.
Both pre-purchase counseling and mortgage counseling (delinquency and default) are available from the Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation. Call 303-572-9445 or visit chaconline.org for more information.
If you are concerned about predatory lending or high-pressure financial services, Denver’s Office of Financial Empowerment and Protection can refer you to free financial coaching through mpowered. Call 720-944-2498 or go to mpoweredcolorado.org for more information.
The city partners with the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) on low-interest loans and grants for emergency home repairs, improvements, and access modifications. Call 303-534-3872 or visit renewdenver.org for more information.
Denver’s free Residential Landlord-Tenant Guide is available to all renters including youth, adults, seniors, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ and people with disabilities..
Denver has two programs offering low-cost legal resources - Colorado Affordable Legal Services and Colorado Legal Services. Colorado Affordable Legal Services can be reached by phone at 303-996-0010. Colorado Legal Services can be reached at 303-837-1313.
ColoradoHousingSearch.com is the most comprehensive portal site that lists affordable rental properties in Denver, the region and the state. The site features listings by housing authorities and private landlords.
Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) are available through the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) for those who are eligible. Please call 720-932-3000 or go to denverhousing.org.
There are approximately 1,500 income-restricted ownership housing units in Denver. Free homebuyer counseling is available through local nonprofit organizations or through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Down payment assistance and support for closing costs are available through Denver’s metroDPA. Learn more about metroDPA and affordable homeownership in Denver here.
Down payment assistance is also available from Colorado Housing Assistance Corp at 303-572-9445 or chaconline.org.