Rental, Security Deposit, and Eviction Assistance - Denver Human Services (DHS)
Denver Human Services (DHS)
Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Service
Provides rental, deposit, and eviction assistance to low-income families when funds are available for the following:
- Current month's rent
- First month's rent
- Eviction assistance
- Past due balance up to 2 months
- Legal/late fees
Walk in to complete an application and intake interview, or call for application process instructions. Intake is done on a first come, first served basis during designated intake hours. Customers can apply at the following locations:
- Denver Human Services at 1200 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204 at the General Assistance Window, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- The Gathering Place at 1535 High St, Denver, CO 80218 (this location will serve women with children and transgender individuals only), Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- Volunteers of America Mission (VOA) at 2877 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205, Monday, Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Families Forward at 12000 E 47th Ave #113, Denver, CO 80239, Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Quigg Newton at 4440 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Colorado Coalition for the Homeless at 2100 Broadway, Denver, CO 80205, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Denver County Court Rm 140, 520 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- Johnson Elementary at 1850 S Irving St, Denver, CO 80219, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- John H. Amesse Elementary at 5440 Scranton St, Denver, CO 80239, Monday, Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Applicants will need to provide the following:
- The completed Application for First Month’s Rent/Eviction Assistance
- Picture ID for adult applicant(s)
- 12-month lease agreement or Landlord Intent to Rent letter for current residence
- Verification of income or pending income that will sufficiently continue to meet the rental expense (rent cannot be more than 60% of net income)
- Verification of the emergency that caused your inability to pay your rent for the current month
- Bank statement for resource verification
A DHS General Assistance supervisor may review circumstances on a case by case basis to consider factors that justify adjustment.
If the required verification is not provided within three (3) business days, the application will be denied. If the application is denied, individuals have the right to appeal. The appeal information will be provided at the time of application. If approved, part of or all the current month’s rent will be paid directly to the landlord.
To be considered for rental assistance, individuals must:
- Be a Denver County resident for a minimum of 60 days
- Deposit assistance is only available for applicants who can verify they are currently residing in a shelter for 60 days prior to application
- Have not received eviction or rental assistance from Denver Human Services within the past 24 months
- Not have sufficient income to pay the expense