- #1: Provide emergency, short term rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to households that are most vulnerable to eviction or foreclosure (Rent, Utility, 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, nearly $2 million in rent, utility, and mortgage assistance has been secured for Adams County residents. (Impact: To date, the Rent, Utility, and Mortgage Assistance Fund has provided 314 rent, utility and mortgage checks to 113 households totaling $314,365.)
- 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.
- The 17th Judicial District will be requiring a CARES affidavit for eviction cases, ensure translation of proceedings and proceeding information, include information about the resources lifted up by this response and recovery team with outgoing court summons, host stakeholder roundtables no less frequently than monthly, and put in place a delegation from the courts to join the response and recovery team to implement key supports lifted from the group.
- $250,000 has been secured to expand on existing legal defense funds, and 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.
- Maiker Housing Partners and participating municipalities have developed and approved a set of uniform administrative guidelines for the dispursement of CARES Act dollars to provide rent, utility, and mortgage assistance, and/or legal aid/defense to community members least likely to have access to these supports (namely, undocumented community members).
- Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck have aligned their lawyers to engage in pro bono legal defense, expanding the capacity of Colorado Legal Services to stand up the legal defense and rapid settlement strategy
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