ACHA provides financial assistance for rent/mortgage and/or utility assistance for county residents. Each household that receives assistance is also provided with counseling through ACHA’s Housing Counseling department.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Applicants for the assistance programs are interviewed to determine their needs, reason(s) for default, and any barriers that would prevent them from meeting future obligations. Counselors assist the clients in preparing budgets and advocates on clients' behalf with landlords or mortgage companies or with the public utility company.
WHAT IF I AM NOT ELIGIBLE?
Applicants not eligible for funding programs are referred to other agencies.
Rent/Mortgage Assistance Guidelines
General rent/mortgage assistance program eligibility requires that the applicant be at risk of becoming homeless due to delinquency on their rent or mortgage payment through no fault of their own and must have exhausted all other available resources.
The applicant must be a resident of Adams County and have lived in their unit for a minimum of 6 months. In addition, the applicant must be responsible for the rent/mortgage of the housing unit where the assistance is to be paid.
The applicant must have a current source of income and have a reasonable plan and budget in place to show an ability to meet future obligations.
HOW IS THIS PROGRAM FUNDED?
The assistance is funded through several grants and/or foundations awards each year. The amount available each year is dependent upon the grant awards received.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT FUNDING SOURCES FOR THIS PROGRAM?
•Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) – Utility Assistance
•Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) – Rental/Mortgage Assistance
•Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) – Rental/Mortgage Assistance
•Colorado Tax Check Off -HPAP – Rental/Mortgage Assistance
•Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) – Rental/Mortgage Assistance
Each funding program has specific eligibility requirements that may slightly differ from the general guidelines described above.
For more information on eligibility and application procedures, please contact the main office at 303-227-2075. To request utilities assistance, check here.