RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
At Helix we want to ensure that we provide you with as much support in outside resources for those going through hard times due to COVID-19. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at our office 970-632-6055.
In an emergency, find churches, charities, or government assistance grants that offer emergency financial help or free stuff. Find help with paying for rent or security deposits in the Fort Collins area. There is also free food from pantries, cash grants to pay electric or utility bills, cash loans for paying bills or medical or dental care in Larimer County along with medications.
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR
The Neighbor to Neighbor program provides rent, foreclosure counseling, and overall housing assistance to families in Larimer County. Neighbor to Neighbor is a nonprofit organization that was created in 1970 to assist families and individuals with affordable housing as well as rent opportunities in Larimer County Colorado.
The nonprofit organization offers three different assistance programs in Larimer County. They include the tenant program which provides rent assistance and security deposit help to struggling families, and this may be provided in the form of grants or other sources of funds. They also offer rent counseling to help people find and also maintain stable and financially appropriate apartments and other housing.
The Neighbor to Neighbor program helps almost 500 families per year to find stable rent and housing, so it is effective. They are one resource for preventing homelessness in the region.
Call 970-484-7498 or visit their website here.
Catholic Charities Larimer County assists with utility shut offs and disconnections from Xcel, City of Fort Collins, propane, and REA. The support is for residents of Berthoud, Loveland, Fort Collins and north to the Wyoming Colorado border.
Call 970-494-4388 or visit their website here.
LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Larimer County Department of Human Services runs various social services and public assistance programs. They include the AKA Supplemental Nutrition/Food Assistance Program which can offer supplemental food assistance and groceries for low income households. In addition, work experience, job training and job placement services are provided in partnership with Larimer County Workforce Center. They run the federal government LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program), that can help pay winter heating costs and bills, including kerosene, natural gas, propane, electricity, fuel oil, wood, coal, etc. for qualifying individuals and families. Receive cash from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Public aid is available for families of at least one parent and one child. Last, the Larimer County Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides subsidized child care and vouchers to families seeking help with child care costs while parents work or participate in job training.
1501 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524, dial 970-498-7730.
STATE OF COLORADO TENANT SUPPORT
visit their website here
COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE
For the latest up to date information about the impact of COVID-19 in Larimer County, visit the county website here.
NON RENTAL ASSISTANCE
Food assistance in Larimer County
Low income families can contact the Food Bank for Larimer County at 970-493-4477, which is located in Fort Collins Colorado. Three programs offered include Food Share, Food Link and Kids Cafe.
St John’s Lutheran Church of Fort Collins Colorado is a church that will provide food to families and individuals who are requesting aid at no cost. Free food is provided on a short term basis to those in need of help. Call 970-482-5316
SERVE 6.8 (formerly) Vineyard Church may be able to supply emergency food bags, and various household and hygiene items as they are donated to low income in Larimer County Colorado. The agency is made up of local churches that help residents facing financial hardship and crisis by providing food, clothing and other services. Appointments are needed. The address is 1600 E. Mulberry and Appointment Phone Number is (970)-449-5404.