Division of Housing

The Department of Local Affairs Awards More Than $149M in Funding For Housing Recovery and Resiliency Efforts Across the State of Colorado

Over the past year, the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has awarded and allocated almost $130M through HB21-1329 and SB21-242, and almost $150M overall, for housing recovery and resiliency efforts across Colorado.

After Serving More Than 30,000 Households, Department of Local Affairs Announces New Phases of the State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program

For the past 15 months, the State of Colorado has provided emergency rental assistance to more than 30,000 households. The goal of the program was to mitigate the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on people who were at an increased risk of losing their housing due to challenges with paying rent, as many people found their jobs eliminated or paused.

Colorado’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program Has Processed Over 90,000 Applications For Households Across the State

“Keeping Coloradans housed is one of the ultimate goals of the Department of Local Affairs. The Emergency Rental Assistance program has been a direct, fundamental benefit to Colorado families by enabling them to afford stable housing. We recognize that the inability to afford housing is a key contributor to the increase in homelessness in today's society, which is why programs like these remain crucial,” said Rick Garcia, Executive Director.