ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

Covid 19 Resources:
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Gilpin County:

Our community benefits team is available to check voicemail messages, call clients, and process eligibility. Phone appointments can be set up to process and update cases as needed For questions please leave a message for your case manager or on the main line: 303-582-5444. Once your eligibility has be determined, your initial EBT cards will be mailed from our office.


For questions please contact Karen Erdman at 303-515-4294 or email Karen.Erdman@state.co.us
 


Peak to Peak:

 

Kristi Venditti - Emergency Family Assistance Association Southern Mountain Liaison
720-422-7813 kristi@efaa.org for people in the mountains of Boulder County including, but not limited to, Nederland, Ward, Coal Creek, Jamestown, Gold Hill

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) provides financial assistance for  Boulder County mountain residents to help meet basic needs.  Assistance includes rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, as well as medical and dental assistance.  Our Mountain Resource Liaison can also refer families, seniors, people with disabilities and individuals to other resources that may be of benefit.  All appointments are being held over the phone at this time.  Please contact EFAA's Mountain Resource Liaison, Kristi Venditti, at 720-422-7813 or Kristi@efaa.org.


Colleen Sinclair - Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Mountain Representative:
csinclair@bouldercounty.org  for 60+

 

Rebecca Major - Northern Mountain Resource Liaison with the OUR Center for Basic Needs in Allenspark, Riverside, Raymond, Lyons and adjacent unincorporated areas of Boulder County. Contact Rebecca Major, call or text 303-525-3106  email rebecca@ourcenter.org.

Rebecca can work with you on rent and utility assistance, applying for SS benefits, applying for unemployment, applying for Colorado PEAK SNAP, TANF, supplemental groceries, glasses, referral for additional resources.

Basic Needs & Resource Matching:



Boulder County:

Boulder County Housing & Human Services has opened its TANF Emergency Diversion program. TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Diversion provides cash assistance to families that meet eligibility criteria and don’t need ongoing case management. TANF criteria includes households with at least one child under age 18, lawful presence, and income at or below $75k annually. This program can assist with rent payments, medical bills, child care payments, and other expenses related to lost wages incurred by the COVID-19 crisis. Clients will need to apply through PEAK or through BCDHHS’s electronic paper option.

Federal and State taxes have been postponed until July 15th.

Connect for Health Colorado is open for a Special Enrollment Period. Uninsured Coloradans can shop and enroll in health insurance thru April 3, 2020.

The Boulder County Housing Authority will adhere to the no eviction rule for all BCHA residents and also reduce barriers for voucher holders to apply for loss of income rental adjustments.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has issued guidance that limits evictions through April 30.

Law enforcement will not enforce evictions and the district court has deprioritized evictions that are not related to protecting health and safety through the end of May. Work with you landlord to create payment plans before applying for rental assistance.

More resources, including information about the eviction moratorium in both English and Spanish, emergency rental assistance, and resources for individuals experiencing homelessness, can be found  at www.boco.org/COVID-19Housing. This page will be updated as we have more information so please check back frequently.

 
Boulder County Housing and Human Services Program and Contact Information:

Human Services is currently providing all services remotely. For general questions, please:

Send a text to 303-441-1069.

Send an Email to hhscallcenter@bouldercounty.org

Use the Boulder County Connect Chat function https://bouldercountyconnect.force.com/Home
Due to high call volume, there will be a delay in our response. You can call and leave a message at 303-441-1069 and we will call you back as soon as possible.
 
For anyone seeking to apply for supports including food assistance (SNAP), Medicaid (Health First Colorado), Child Care Assistance, and LEAP, you can use:

Colorado PEAK at Colorado.gov/PEAK

the MyCOBenefitsmobile app (search your app store to find this)

Complete a paper application in English or Spanish and email to imaging@bouldercounty.org. This can be done either by scanning the application to us or by taking clear pictures of the individual pages and emailing the files to us.

Paper applications and forms are located outside each office 

All eligibility interviews will be conducted over the phone

Food Assistance (SNAP) only: Call Hunger Free Colorado for help applying at (720) 382-2920. Their offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Specific COVID information page:  
https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19/covid-19-resources/


State of Colorado:

LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program) has been extended through August. This may be extended further depending on availability of funding.
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/leap


Federal:

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act):

The CARES Act will provide a $1,200 refundable tax credit for individuals earning up to $75,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and $2,400 for joint taxpayers earning up to $150,000 AGI, with reductions in tax credit amounts as AGI increases. Taxpayers with children will receive $500 for each child under age 17. More information here.

  • Unemployment benefits will expand, including an extension of jobless insurance by 13 weeks and a four-month enhancement of benefits.

  • Student loan payments will be suspended without penalty through September 30th.

  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program will receive $450 million, which funds food banks.


Under the CARES Act, SNAP eligibility and benefits will not be expanded, but eligibility determination will change to make it easier for people to obtain benefits, including accepting client statements in lieu of obtaining proof of unemployment of lay-off. Waivers also tentatively approve all households to receive the maximum SNAP allotment based on family size for March and April, regardless of circumstances. Additional information will be available by April 6.

The CARES Act will also provide Housing Protections. Most mortgage companies are offering options to pause mortgage payments for several months. While each company has its own rules and response packages, the majority of lenders are offering a temporary forbearance for 3 to 6 months. Contact your mortgage lender first before applying for assistance.

 

Find us: 

Nederland Community Center

750 HWY 72 

Nederland, CO 80466