Rent and Utility Assistance (Colfax Ave) - City of Denver

Colfax Ave - City of Denver

Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Temporary Rent and Utility Assistance (TRUA) program offers short-term financial assistance for Denver residents ONLY; up to six months of rent assistance. Approved individuals may receive:
- Up to 80% of their rent paid
- Two months or up to $1,000 of utility bills paid (water, Excel, propane(gas), gas(heat); no cable or internet)
- Past Rent assistance available for individuals who qualify (Call for more information)

Please be aware:
- Funding is limited
- A complete application does not guarantee approval
- Approval is determined on a month-to-month basis and is dependent on funding availability
- Applications are taken on a first come, first serve basis
- Applications must be complete and must include all supporting documents
- Applications not completed within 7 days from the submission date will be permanently closed
- Does not cover 100% of the outstanding rent balance
- Residents will be required to pay all outstanding late fees, legal fees, and be responsible for a portion of the balance. Proof of these funds must be provided before receiving TRUA funding
LocationDenver County
Geographical AreaDenver County
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall for more information. Individuals and families will be screened and if initial criteria are met, connected to a nonprofit that will share more information about the application process.
Intake RequirementsIndividuals must provide:
- Proof of household income
- Proof of Denver residency
- Proof of rent due or rent increase notice
- Information about the cause of household's housing crisis (job loss, unsafe housing conditions, potential eviction
Helpful TipsRent payments will be made directly to a landlord.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Language Line Available
EligibilityMust meet the following criteria:
- Be a Denver resident
- Demonstrate proof of a current financial or other housing crisis (e.g., notice of rent increase that makes existing housing unaffordable, evidence of uninhabitable housing such as a notice of public health violations, a past due or eviction notice or loss of a job, shut off notice).

Income guidelines based on family size:
1 - $50,350
2 - $57,550
3 - $64,750
4 - $71,900
5 - $77,700
6 - $83,450
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNone
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact Information
Unable to plot address.
Contact's Phone (720) 913-1311 Opt 6 (TRUA)
Physical Site Address 1 Confidential
Main Phone 311
TDD Phone (720) 913-8479
Other Phone 311 Opt 6 (TRUA)
Web Address
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: City of Denver
Affiliated Program: Colfax Ave - City of Denver
This Service: Rent and Utility Assistance (Colfax Ave) - City of Denver
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Electric Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-180)
Gas Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-250)
Rent Payment Assistance (BH-3800.7000)
Water Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-950)