Welcome to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs


The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) serves as the primary interface between the State and local
communities. DOLA provides financial support to local communities and professional and technical services to community leaders in the areas of governance, housing, and property tax administration.


Marshall Fire Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery

Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) addresses recovery needs in the areas of housing, infrastructure, economic development, and resilience following the Marshall Fire.

Learn more about the Marshall Fire Disaster Recovery and Attend the Public Hearing on August 17, 2022.


Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Colorado Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can help cover rent as far back as April 2020. Help can include past due, current, and two additional months of rent up to a maximum of 15 months of assistance. The landlord or the tenant can start the application process, but receiving assistance requires documentation from both the tenant and the landlord.

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Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

The Colorado Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) provides financial assistance on behalf of income-eligible homeowners who have experienced a financial hardship associated with the COVID-19 health crisis.  

Learn more about the Program

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