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Kristi Venditti EFAA Mountain Resource Liaison 720-717-9396 Kristi@efaa.org
Phone: (720) 515-1129
STATE OF COLORADO
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created far-reaching economic and social impacts across Colorado and beyond. Coloradans who live daily without access to critical services and opportunities due to race and socioeconomic status are being especially hit hard and disproportionately affected.
The Colorado COVID Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. This Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time.
Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000. Read below for more information.
The State of Colorado has limited all residential evictions, allowing only those necessary to protect public health and safety. Importantly, on Monday the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office released strong guidance around evictions during COVID-19. This guidance includes the following language:
If a landlord or other housing provider repeatedly threatens eviction or attempts to evict while the state order is in place, the tenant should contact local law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office.
You are highly encouraged to visit the Housing section of the COVID-19 Resources page: www.boco.org/COVID-19Housing. Also share this list of resources with participants where you are able.
This is important guidance for the community and should be shared with renters who express concerns about eviction and should also be shared with landlords. There are supports for both renters and landlords (including mediation recommendations) listed in the Housing section of the COVID-19 Resources page. In order to avoid getting to a place where the DA guidance must apply, we want to strongly encourage renters and landlords to work together to find a resolution (payment plan, reduced rent, etc.), and if they are unable to reach resolution, mediation and legal help is also available.