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Business closures and layoffs due to COVID-19 have put enormous financial strain on thousands of Coloradans. Mayor Hancock, Governor Polis, the federal government, and numerous companies have enacted measures to provide financial relief, including rent subsidies, utility assistance, and delaying the deadline for filing state and federal taxes.
  • If you are facing eviction and need to speak to a lawyer, click here

  • Get 100% of utilities and up to 80% of rent paid by Denver's Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance (TRUA) program: click here

  • Additional housing resources for Denver residents: click here

  • Resources from the Eviction Defense Project, a collaborative legal project to support Coloradans struggling to pay rent: click here

  • Governor Polis has issued the following executive orders:

    • Allowing homeowners to split their property tax payments between April and May: click here

    • Ordering Colorado State Patrol to not use resources to respond to foreclosures or evictions: click here

    • Asking companies to allow deferment for mortgage payments of up to 90 days: click here

    • Asking landlords not to charge late fees for April rent until April 30th: click here


  • Companies which have suspended shut-off for non-payment of bills:

    • Xcel Energy: click here

    • Denver Water: click here

    • Comcast/Xfinity Wifi: click here

    • T-Mobile: click here

  • Over 390 additional companies have signed the Keep America Connected Pledge: click here

    • To not terminate service because of a customer's inability to pay bills due to disruptions caused by COVID-19

    • To waive late fees caused by circumstances related to COVID-19

Federal $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

This package includes several measures to provide individuals with financial relief including direct payments to taxpayers, expanding unemployment insurance, and allowing student loan borrowers to delay payments without penalty.

  • Direct Payments:

    • Single adults with Social Security numbers who are U.S. residents and make $75,000 or less will receive $1,200, plus $500 for each child 16 and younger. Individuals making more than $99,000 or couples making more than $198,000 are not eligible. 

    • Rebates will be delivered automatically, starting the week of April 13th, to most Americans who file individual federal income tax returns. If you haven't yet filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you may want to do so quickly so that the IRS has your up-to-date information on file. Find an FAQ here.

    • If you do not have direct deposit on file with the IRS, you will receive a paper check. The IRS will start sending these out to the lowest-income individuals first, the week of May 4th.

  • Expanded Unemployment Benefits:

    • ​Adds $600 per week on top of Colorado unemployment benefits. That boosted payment will last for four months

    • Expands unemployment benefits to self-employed people, freelancers and contractors: click here

  • Student Loans: Automatically defers payments for federally-serviced student loans through March 30th, without interest or penalty: click here

Other Financial Relief
  • Governor Polis issued the following executive orders:

    • Extending the state tax filing deadline to July 15, without caps or limits: click here

    • Expediting payment of unemployment claims: click here

  • Federal tax filing deadline extended to July 15: click here

  • Resources for artists: click here

Last updated on Monday, April 20th