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.
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.
Pools Special Initiative 2022
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) in collaboration with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) have created the Pools Special Initiative 2022 for local governments to support the operations of public swimming pools across the state for the 2022 summer season.