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On The Edge

On The Edge

On The Edge

A three-part look at why the pandemic has pushed so many Coloradans to the brink of homelessness, and how communities are responding.
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Leigh Paterson
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KUNC
Thousands of families across Northern Colorado, particularly Black and Latino residents, are struggling to pay rent because of the pandemic. In part one of 'On the Edge,' we look at the economic factors pushing people to ask for help.
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Matt Bloom
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KUNC
The economic impacts of the pandemic have put a spotlight on housing instability, as Coloradans struggle to pay rent. A new program in Boulder aims to help tenants through housing instability by avoiding eviction.
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Leigh Paterson
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KUNC
Housing insecurity and homelessness were growing issues even before the pandemic, due to Colorado’s population and high cost of living. A supportive housing project in Fort Collins is changing what it looks like to get people housed.

Struggling to pay rent in Northern Colorado? Here’s a list of resources:

Colorado Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is helping cover rent for residents impacted by COVID-19 through a combination of state and federal funding sources. Here’s a link.

Colorado Housing Connects is a state-funded resource for renters and homeowners that offers free legal advice and eviction prevention services. Here’s a link.

Neighbor To Neighbor is distributing rental assistance to residents in Northern Colorado. Here’s a link.

The City of Boulder is offering free legal representation and rental assistance to residents facing eviction. Here’s a link.

Weld County’s Department of Human Services is offering rental assistance to residents affected by COVID-19. Here’s a link.

Colorado COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project is offering free legal advice to residents facing eviction during the pandemic. Here’s a link.

Colorado Legal Services is offering legal help for low-income Coloradans with civil legal needs. They also have a list of housing resources available across the state. Here’s a link.

Colorado Apartment Association has a list of housing assistance programs available across the state. Here’s a link.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information about the latest extension of the federal eviction moratorium. To get protection, renters must print and submit a declaration form to their landlord.