CoC Community Initiatives
Jefferson County Departments of Public Health and Human Services has opened today (4/28) a non-congregate shelter (NCS) for persons experiencing homelessness who need to isolate or quarantine as a result of COVID-19. Please see this info sheet and updated public health screening tool for more information. Thanks in advance for sharing this information widely among your networks.
Tri-Cities Response Plan (Englewood, Sheridan, Littleton)
Tri-County Health Department (Adams Co, Arapahoe Co, Douglas Co)
- For questions about COVID-19, call TCHD at 303-220-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- TCHD Patient Fact Sheet for COVID-19 Home Care (English and Spanish)
- TCHD Patient Fact Sheet for persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and their close contacts, with instructions for isolation and quarantine. (English and Spanish)
Agency and program cancellations, closures, and revised services
Families seeking overnight shelter resources can arrive at any of the following locations & times beginning May 4th to be assisted with shelter resources and, if eligibility and vacancy allow, connected to a short-term motel stay.
1-4 pm; M, W, TH, F - vouchering will occur at The Gathering Place (1535 N High St, Denver, CO 80218) with the assistance of TGP staff. TGP is closed Tuesday afternoons so they are unable to voucher on this day.
1-4 pm; M,Tu, W, Th - vouchering will occur at The VOA Mission (2877 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205) with the assistance of the part-time staff there. VOA Mission closes early on Fridays so they are unable to voucher on Fridays.
5-8:30 pm; 7 days a week – vouchering will occur at the Samaritan House (2301 Lawrence St, Denver CO 80205) with the assistance of VOA staff.
Denver HOST Update 5/1 - Agency and program cancellations, closures, and revised services.
Senior Support Services
Senior Support Services will operate as a meal pick-up site for our established members in response to COVID-19 and the recommendations from the Department of Public Health and the City of Denver. More here.
Updates for each county in CO related to eviction hearings and court dates click here.
A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19 (April 1, 2020)
This guide is designed to help tenants navigate conversations with their landlords, respond to eviction proceedings, and seek out support in this challenging time. This document was prepared by Zach Neumann at the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (a project of The Community Firm) with critical input and feedback from Jack Regenbogen at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Jason Legg from 9to5 Colorado, and Jennie Rodgers from Enterprise Community Partners. Please contact Zach Neumann at 720-325-6558 or at email@example.com for further questions. Comments, feedback, and edits are welcome as we will keep this document up to date over the next several months as the COVID-19 crisis runs its course.
Multifamily Properties Subject to Federal Eviction Moratoriums
The CARES Act provides a temporary moratorium on evictions for most residents of federally subsidized apartments, including those supported by HUD, USDA or Treasury (Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments) as well a moratorium on filings for evictions for renters in homes covered by federally-backed (FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac) mortgages for 120 days after enactment.
This searchable database and map allows some renters to identify if their home is covered by the CARES Act eviction moratoriums.
Denver County COVID-19 Updates
The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), Denver Public Health, and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment is closely monitoring the respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Visit their website for live updates.
Denver Emergency Food Access (March 31, 2020)
Denver Human Services: Document runner service offered to new clients without internet
We recognize many people in need of assistance may lack the resources to access online applications. Denver Human Services is bringing the process to you by piloting a document runner service for new applicants who need application paperwork and cannot access it due to our facility closures and/or mobility issues.
People who need an application can call our special document delivery hotline, 720-944-1520, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and our document delivery team will leave an application at their door. Once the application is completed, residents just place it in the provided, sealed envelope and call the same hotline to schedule pick up.
This service is available to Denver residents in need of paper applications for assistance with food (TANF/SNAP/Medicaid), child care (CCAP), utilities (LEAP), EBT cards, and child support services.
Note that this service is provided only for new clients. Those with existing DHS cases should call 720-944-4DHS (4347) or contact their eligibility technician directly. For those with internet access, visit www.denvergov.org/humanservices.
Members of the public may contact CO Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 with general questions about COVID-19 to receive answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more, or email COHELP@RMPDC.org (for answers in English only).
Recursos sobre la COVID-19 para familias immigrants (March 31, 2020)
Bell Policy Center: Colorado Recovery HUB
When we emerge from this pandemic, Coloradans will be asked to come together and implement a recovery that builds upon our strengths as a community. Through this central hub for credible information, we will provide ideas, analysis, and resources relevant to the immediate and future responses Colorado can undertake to respond to our changing environment.
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP)
As the COVID-19 outbreak threatens our health and economic security, Colorado families can access many safety net services regardless of their immigration status. Allison Neswood and Miguel Mendez at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) have put together two videos related to policies affecting families in Colorado, regardless of immigration status.
2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. 2-1-1 is now serving as the COVID-19 resource and referral hub for information and resources statewide. Get help at 211colorado.org or unitedwaydenver.org/2-1-1.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
STRIDE - Click here to read full details
STRIDE CHC - Jeff Co Family Health Services Center, Mon – Fri: 8 am – 5pm; Sat: 8 am – 1:30 pm 7495 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
STRIDE CHC - North Aurora Family Health Services Center Mon, – Fri: 8 am – 5 pm; Sat: 8 am – 1:30 pm 3292 Peoria St, Aurora, CO 80010
STRIDE CHC – South Aurora Family Health Services Center, Mon – Fri: 8 am – 4 pm; Sat: 8 am – 1:30 pm 15132 E Hampden Ave, Suite G Aurora, CO 80014
Updates from Colorado PEAK
Find answers to FAQs about PEAK and Benefits during COVID-19 here.
Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) and CHP+ Continuous Eligibility
Individuals and families currently enrolled in Health First Colorado and CHP+ as of March 18, 2020 will receive continuous eligibility until the end of the month when the COVID-19 public health emergency is no longer in effect.
Food Assistance Benefit Increase
Individuals and families currently enrolled in Food Assistance will receive the maximum benefit allotment for eligible household members.
LEAP Season Extended
The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) has extended its season, which typically ends April 1 of each year, for an additional 30 days.
Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured
The Colorado Division of Insurance has created a Special Enrollment Period due to COVID-19 in an Emergency Regulation 20-E-02. Individuals without health insurance have a Special Enrollment Period from March 20-April 3, 2020 and are able to purchase coverage through Connect for Health Colorado.
How to navigate student debt during the COVID-19 pandemic (April 3, 2020)
- ResCare Academy offers over 8,000 free online courses that help prepare job seekers in over 100 industries, such as food and service, hospitality, healthcare, customer service, IT, industrial trades, management, finance or accounting
- Training offered for interviewing, resume development, job searching and job skills training
CRRC Veteran Homeless Hotline: Please encourage your veterans who are homeless to call the CRRC to access resources at this time and to connect to a provider. The number is 303-294-5600.
Harm Reduction Coalition
Not sure how to receive your stimulus check?
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