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Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program

The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program (TRUA)  offers resources to Denver residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement.

If you:

  • Are in a housing crisis
  • Can’t pay your rent
  • Need help with utilities
  • Live in housing that is uninhabitable

You can get:

  • Up to 80% of your rent paid
  • Help paying utilities

How it will work:

  • You will be asked some basic questions, like your ZIP code
  • A local nonprofit partner will be assigned to help you

You will be asked to:

  • Provide proof of your household income
  • Provide proof of Denver residency
  • Provide proof of your rent due, or rent increase notice
  • Provide information about the cause of your housing crisis (job loss, unsafe housing conditions, potential eviction, and/or shutoff notice)
  • Participate in housing counseling and benefit navigation services

Your next step is to call 3-1-1 and press 6

Things to know:

  • This program is for Denver residents only
  • This is temporary assistance when you face a housing crisis
  • Assistance payments will be made directly to your landlord or utility company
  • Your household must meet income limits (earning $54,950 or less for one person, or $78,500 or less for a household of four)
  • Assistance is available during tenant/landlord mediation

Other Related Services

For more information on additional housing stability resources available throughout the Denver metro region, visit Mile High United Way or call 211.


Denver 3-1-1 can help connect you to a local non- profit organization working on this program – either Brothers Redevelopment Inc., Northeast Denver Housing Center or Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. (determined by your ZIP code). The nonprofit you are referred to will help you understand what information or documents you will need to submit. 



Wellington Webb Office Building
201 W. Colfax Ave., 6th Floor
Denver, CO 80202

Department of Housing Stability

Main Line: 720-913-1534
Non-Emergency Assistance: 720-913-2000  | Emergencies: Call 9-1-1

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