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.

The Colorado Emergency Rental Assistance Program has stopped accepting applications.

As of November 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm, the Colorado Emergency Rental Assistance Program has stopped accepting new applications. Applications submitted before that will continue to be processed.

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Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

Behind on your housing payments? You’re not alone. We have help for Colorado homeowners

The Emergency Mortgage Assistance program uses federal Homeowner Assistance Funds to help homeowners get caught up on past-due housing payments, property taxes, insurance and housing utilities. The program is absolutely free and the funds do not need to be repaid.

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September 28, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has formally awarded the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) $17.2M.
September 13, 2023
In the final round of the Transformational Homelessness Response (THR) Grant Program, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through the Division of Housing (DOH), recently awarded $39,376,809 in funding across multiple counties in Colorado. Additionally, five Transformational Affordable Housing (Homeownership and Workforce) Housing Grant Program (TAHG) applicants received operational…
August 29, 2023
After four rounds of awards, 34 applicants have been granted more than $118M, in 30 counties, providing or preserving an estimated 2867 affordable housing units across Colorado.