Legal and Rent Assistance Resources for Tenants

Below is a list of rental assistance resources and free and low-cost legal resources for renters and mobile/manufactured home owners renting land in Colorado.  If you are a renter or mobile home owner facing a potential eviction, or have other questions about your lease or tenancy, you can contact one of the organizations below for help understanding your legal rights.
 
The Division of Housing does not guarantee the quality or availability of the legal services listed.  If you have questions about or feedback on this list, contact MHPOP@state.co.us

Important Note on Evictions

If you receive a “Summons and Complaint for Forcible Entry and Detainer,” it means your landlord has filed an action in court to evict you.  Make sure you provide an “answer” (response) to the court by the date and time listed in the summons and/or appear in court at the date and time of your scheduled hearing.  If you do not respond or appear in court by the date and time provided, you will lose the eviction case by “default.”
The Colorado Judicial Branch has information and forms on evictions from rental homes, mobile home parks, and unlawful evictions: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/SubCategory.cfm?Category=Housing
You can visit a Court Self Help Center for assistance understanding and completing these forms: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/center.cfm.

Rental Assistance

State of Colorado Rental Assistance:
https://cdola.colorado.gov/rental-mortgage-assistance
To connect with a representative CALL OR TEXT:  1-888-480-0066 / M - F 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. mountain time, Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Other Local Rental Assistance:
Call 211 or go to https://search.211colorado.org/

Legal Assistance

Colorado Legal Services
Website: https://www.coloradolegalservices.org/node/4/contact-colorado-legal-ser…
Phone: (303) 837-1313.  For Adams County, call 720-595-4379.
For Adams County or Broomfield email 17thevictionclinic@colegalserv.org
Other Colorado Legal Services locations around Colorado: https://www.coloradolegalservices.org/node/4/contact-colorado-legal-ser…

Colorado Poverty Law Project
Website: https://www.copovertylawproject.org
Phone: (303) 293-2217
If you need immediate assistance on a housing-related issue, email contact@copoverty lawproject.org or fill out the intake form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BGZ2VG5. 

COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project
Website: https://cedproject.org/ 
Intake form: https://form.jotform.com/200947468101049

Centro San Juan Diego, Archdiocese of Denver 
Website:  https://centrosanjuandiego.org/en/legal-night/
Phone: (303) 295-9470
Offers free legal advice on housing and immigration matters by phone on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Register online to participate: https://centrosanjuandiego.org/noche-legal-inscripcion/

Mi Casa Resource Center and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Website: https://micasaresourcecenter.org/
Phone: (303) 573-1302
Offers a free legal clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6-8 PM.  Participants must make an appointment before the event: https://micasaresourcecenter.org/other-resources

Additional lists of low-cost legal services:

"Know your rights" information for renters and mobile home owners:

9to5 Colorado
Website: https://9to5.org/chapter/colorado/
Email: 9to5Colorado@9to5.org
Phone: 303.628.0925

Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO)
Website: https://cocomho.org/
Email: info@cocomho.org
Phone: 720.591.9031

Other Help and Referrals for Tenants 

Colorado Housing Connects
www.ColoradoHousingConnects.org or 1-844-926-6632