Colorado is one of the most amazing places to live considering its beautiful scenery and mountains, great weather, indoor and outdoor activities. Residents of this state enjoy low humidity and more importantly lower taxes. It is a highly productive place taking into consideration its growing employment market. There are various job opportunities for low-income people and families in this state. Even though the cost of living is cheaper than the U.S. average, low-income persons and families are having a hard time covering their bills. Therefore, the State of Colorado, the federal authorities, and non-profit establishments present a lot of programs and services such as housing assistance, dental assistance or help paying bills for those people.
Financial and Cash Assistance
Colorado Works is the largest and most popular cash assistance program across the state. It was formed by the State of Colorado and has been funded by the federal Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program to offer cash support for low-income people and families. There are various types of monetary aid for low-income people with disabilities, seniors, single mothers, and blind persons. Colorado Works aims to maximize the economic and social well-being, safety, stability, and healthy relationships of its recipients. The monthly amount and the length of the payments differ according to the current economic situation of the applicants. For more information, please go to https://cdhs.colorado.gov/colorado-works or dial 1 877 268 2926.
Salvation Army of Colorado is the local office of a national non-governmental organization. This office organizes several events and programs for low-income persons and families. It has an Emergency Financial Assistance Program and the program gives priority to low-income seniors, single mothers, people with disabilities, and veterans. This financial aid may be monthly or once a year depending on the applicants’ current financial case. Besides, this office promotes counseling, emergency shelters, rental support, utility assistance, and food services. Explore more opportunities through the following link https://denver.salvationarmy.org/ or call 1 800 728 7825.
Housing and Rent Assistance
Colorado Housing Connects was created and has been supported by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs which aims to decrease homelessness throughout the state by offering affordable, decent, and secure housing for low-income people and families. Low-income seniors, veterans, single mothers, and unemployed people are prioritized by this program. Eligible people will be obtaining housing assistance, counseling, and Colorado Foreclosure Hotline. Both low-income persons who are trying to find a home and low-income homeowners who are having financial difficulties are welcome to apply for this help. Find out more information at https://coloradohousingconnects.org/ or make a phone call at 1 844 926 6632.
Denver Metro Fair Housing Center is a local neighborhood organization that was founded in 2012 with the help of the National Fair Housing Alliance. This center has been subsidized both by the community and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Low and moderate-income people and their families who are searching for affordable apartments, houses, or flats are encouraged to get in touch with this organization. Apart from providing temporary housing, this center also assists its beneficiaries with education, enforcement, and advocacy with regard to housing issues. The link to their official website is as follows https://www.dmfhc.org/about or by phone at 720 279 4291.
Colorado Family Unification Program has been partnering with the Colorado Division of Child Welfare and local agencies to assist low-income families who have children with housing and rental assistance. Low-income families who are in financial hardship and facing foreclosure are eligible for this program. The main purpose of this program is to make sure that Colorado families stick together and protect their family relationships in their safe and low-cost homes. Some of the beneficiaries of this program may receive cash support to cover their rent or utilities. Read more information at https://cdola.colorado.gov/office-of-rental-assistance/housing-voucher-programs or dial 1 877 268 2926.
Colorado Child Health Plan Plus was constituted and has been sponsored by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing for low-income children, teens, and pregnant women who require health care support. Particular low-income families with children who are facing financial challenges and need health insurance are qualified for this benefit. Eligible children, teens, and pregnant women will be receiving services including primary care, dental care, prescriptions, emergency care, hospital benefits, immunizations, maternity care, mental, and behavioral health care. To be part of this program, please click the link https://hcpf.colorado.gov/child-health-plan-plus or give it a call at 888 214 1101.
Health First Colorado is the Medicaid Program of this state that assists low-income families, children, and individuals with free or low-cost health care. Its main benefits are health care provider visits, behavioral health, maternity, and newborn care, emergency services, transportation service, dental services, laboratory services, preventive and wellness services, family planning, physical, speech, and occupational therapy, and much more. Eligible persons and families may also receive cash support to cover their medical bills. For further information, please click here https://www.healthfirstcolorado.com/benefits-services/ or contact 1 877 268 2926.
Utility Bills Assistance
Colorado Black Hills Energy is a local utility company that has been contributing to low and middle-income residents and families by offering utility support. It manages different financial support and conservation programs for low-income people who need utility assistance. Accepted candidates will be receiving monthly discounts or monthly cash benefits to pay their heating, fuel, and electricity bills. To learn more, please visit https://www.blackhillsenergy.com/ or make contact with 1 888 890 5554.
Colorado Aquila Cares is a local utility firm that offers grants and local weatherization services for low and moderate-income seniors, single mothers, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals who are suffering financially and are not able to pay their utility bills are qualified to get help from this company. Some of its services are insulation, caulking, weather stripping, energy-efficient equipment, and more. To read more detail and to apply, please follow the link https://aquilafunds.com/funds/aquila-tax-free-fund-of-colorado/ or by phone at 1 800 437 1020.
Colorado Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was established and has been mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture for low and moderate-income persons and families. It has been also recognized as the Food Stamps Program by the general public. Low-income households who are not able to purchase healthy and nutritious food based on their health condition or low-income people who are in a good physical condition to cook at home are the target groups of this program. Accepted applicants will obtain Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to buy food at participating local stores and markets. Please visit this link https://cdhs.colorado.gov/snap to apply or call 1 855 855 4626.
The Colorado Food Distribution Program was created and has been managed both by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Department of Human Services to provide good support for low-income households, childcare facilities, and schools. Recipients of this benefit will be obtaining monthly food bags that include grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, beans, and much more. The scope of the monthly packages varies based on the applicants’ diet. For more information, please go to https://cdhs.colorado.gov/benefits-assistance/food-assistance/food-distribution-programs or give it a call at 1 877 268 2926.