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Below is a list of resources that are generally available to Montezuma County residents that may be struggling to pay rent or mortgage payments amid Coronavirus. The organizations below are not affiliated with Montezuma County, City of Cortez, Town of Dolores, or Town of Mancos.

State and Federal Resources

  • 2-1-1 Colorado (211colorado.org)
    • 2-1-1 Colorado is a collaborative of eight organizations, hosting six call centers across the state to provide food, shelter, and rent assistance to those who qualify. For more information, simply call 2-1-1.
  • Colorado Department of Local Affairs (Division of Housing)
    • CDLA offers rental assistance statewide through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program. For more information, call 303-864-7810.
  • Community Resources & Housing Development Corporation
    • CRHDC provides a wide range of affordable, low-income apartment rental opportunities across the state of Colorado.
  • Help Colorado Now
    • Help Colorado Now is actively working to provide resources, food, medical supplies, blood donations, childcare services, and funding to aid COVID-19 measures.
  • Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation
    • CHAC’s mission is to help make housing and successful homeownership affordable to low-income people. For more information, call 303-572-9445.
  • Colorado Rural Housing Development Corporation
    • CRHDC provides housing assistance to those in need across Colorado. For more information, call 303-428-1448.
  • Colorado Housing Connects
    • Colorado Housing Connects provides Coloradans with reliable and trustworthy access to information regarding affordable housing, housing assistance, tenant rights, and more. To reach this resource please call 844-926-6632.
  • Colorado Homeless Families
    • Colorado Homeless Families is a nonprofit that focuses on transitional housing and provides a road to self-sufficiency. To reach this nonprofit please call 303-420-6634.
  • Colorado Division of Housing
    • The Colorado Division of Housing includes the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) which provides an effective and efficient approach to offering funds for paying rent, providing low-income housing and various other supportive services to thousands of low-income Colorado families, senior citizens, and vulnerable adults. Emergency rent and housing assistance are administered as a part of the federal government-funded Shelter Plus Care programs as well as the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. To reach the Colorado Division of Housing, call 303-864-7852.
  • Temporary Rental & Utility Assistance (TRUA)
    • TRUA is emergency rent and utility payments for those who qualify.
  • The Ross Management Group
    • RMG provides housing assistance to those who qualify. For more information, call 303-860-7885.
  • Property Tax & Rent Relief Program
    • Property Tax & Rent Relief Program is for residents older than 65, people with a disability, or low-income residents.
  • Senior Housing Options, Inc.
    • SHO provides and promotes quality affordable housing and services in a caring environment for older adults in Colorado. For more information, call 303-595-4464.
  • STRIDE
    • Provides family services and a personalized plan to attain economic independence and break the cycle of poverty.
  • Supportive Housing Programs (SHP) Rental
    • The Supportive Housing Program provides an effective and efficient approach to offering funds for paying rent, providing low-income housing, and various other supportive services to thousands of low-income Colorado families, senior citizens, and vulnerable adults. Emergency rent and housing assistance are administered as a part of the federal government-funded Shelter Plus Care programs as well as the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. For more information, call 303-864-7852.

Western Slope

  • Catholic Charities of Western Slope
    • The Catholic Charities of Western Slope is a charity to assist families and individuals who are in need of housing support, such as rent assistance, heating, and utility bill assistance, dental care and aid, transportation, shelter, lodging, and more. For more information, call 970-384-2060.
  • Housing Authority of Montezuma
    • The Housing Authority of Montezuma provides financial assistance to those who qualify. For more information, call 970-565-3831.
  • Housing Solutions for the Southwest (HS)
    • HS provides resources and programs for those who are struggling with their bills or debts. They include the Eviction and Emergency Homeless Prevention Program, which provides rent assistance, cash grants, and other emergency aid. Funds are available for paying a mortgage, rent, and energy bills. For more information, call 970-259-1086.
  • Volunteers of America – Colorado
    • Volunteers of America offers six programs in Southwest Colorado that meet the needs of adults and children fleeing domestic violence, individuals and families struggling with homelessness, Veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and seniors 62 years of age or older. Hundreds of donors and volunteers make these programs possible. For more information, call 970-259-1021.
  • The Pinon Project
    • Family resource center. For more information, call 970-564-9011.
  • Pay It Forward
    • Volunteers established this fund to support Mancos Valley residents in need of financial support as a result of unexpected medical situations or personal hardships that have put a strain on you financially. Apply for the Fund by downloading and filling out the “Pay it Forward Fund” application and emailing it to MVR Administrator Kim Cox or dropping it off at the Mancos Chamber of Commerce.
  • Housing Solutions for the Southwest
    • A non-profit organization providing help, housing and hope to our community since 1981. For more information, call (970) 259-1086.
  • Colorado Legal Services
    • Legal help for low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with civil legal needs. For more information, call (888) 298-8483.