- #1: Provide emergency, short term rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to households that are most vulnerable to eviction or foreclosure (COVID-19 Short Term Rental and Mortgage Assistance Fund)
- #2: Determine anticipated needs to sustain and scale rental and mortgage assistance supports, and align additional avenues of unrestricted funding to meet these needs
- #3: Ensure permanent housing options for unsheltered residents impacted by COVID-19 (TBRA Voucher Program).
- #4: Ensure tenants receive appropriate due process and legal support as courts resume eviction hearings.
- #5: Expand and scale existing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance programs encompass landlord direct payment options.
- #6: Provide a “rapid settlement” legal aid strategy where landlords and tenants can apply and receive expedited assistance to prevent tenants from being evicted and landlords from accruing additional debt.
- #7: Ensure clear communication and navigation of resources for residents and resource/care navigators.
- To date, the COVID-19 Rent, Utility, and Mortgage Assistance Fund has provided 146 rent, utility and mortgage checks to 88 households totaling $155,471.
- To date, nearly $2 million in rent, utility, and mortgage assistance has been secured for Adams County residents.
- Governor Jared Polis extended the state’s executive order limiting evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections for an additional 15 days if tenants can show they are in default due to financial hardship.
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