Denver7 – by Kurt Sevits

DENVER – It’s no secret that Denver is a tough place to be a renter and it’s only getting more expensive.

A recent report from ApartmentList found rents in Denver increased to a median of $1,750 for a 2-bedroom unit in February. As the cost of renting continues to go up, more people are having a hard time making ends meet.

Thankfully, there are a number of agencies and organizations around the metro area that offer services to help people who are struggling to pay their rent or those facing eviction.

Government agencies

Denver Human Services
This agency offers a general help line with lots of different resources.
Call 311 (outside Denver, call 720-913-1311)

City/county housing offices
Check with your local government to find out if they have housing assistance programs available.

Nonprofit organizations

United Way
General help line can get you in touch with organizations near you.
Call 211, text 898-211 or chat live online: http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/2-1-1

Volunteers of America
(303) 297-0408 | http://www.voacolorado.org

Denver Urban Matters (DENUM)
(303) 355-4896 | http://denum.org

Growing Home (North Metro area)
(303) 426-0430 | http://www.growinghome.org/

Denver Rescue Mission
(303) 313-2440 | https://www.denverrescuemission.org/transitional-and-permanent-housing-solutions

Senior Assistance Center
(303) 455-9642 | http://seniorassistancecenter.org/

Faith-based organizations

Local churches
If you attend a church, check to see if they offer rental/eviction assistance

Salvation Army
1-800-SAL-ARMY | http://intermountain.salvationarmy.org/

St. Vincent de Paul
(303) 960-9163 | http://www.svdpden.org/

Catholic Charities of Denver
(303) 867-0614 | https://ccdenver.org/emergency-assistance/

Adventist Community Services
877-227-2702| http://www.communityservices.org/

Jewish Family Service
(303) 597-5000 | http://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/

First Mennonite Ministry
(303) 892-1038 | http://www.fmcdenver.org/

If your current home has gotten too expensive and you’d rather find something else, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority maintains a list of affordable housing properties on its website here.

 

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