Adams County Launches Emergency Rental Assistance Program

As part of its COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, Adams County – in partnership with Maiker Housing Partners, Brighton Housing Authority, and Commerce City Housing Authority – has launched the Adams County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program. The Adams County ERA Program may be able to help eligible renters with past due rent, utilities, and future rent payments.

Eligible households must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, have incurred significant costs, or have experienced a financial hardship, directly or indirectly, due to COVID-19;
  • Are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability;
  • Rent a home in Adams County (excluding in the City of Aurora, where renters can apply through the city’s website); and
  • Have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income, or AMI.

“In the past year, too many renters have felt the pinch of having to decide whether to pay their rent on time or put food on the table for their families. Our hope is this program eliminates that terrible decision for many of them,” said Eva J. Henry, chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “This program can help renters better position themselves financially as we all move closer to putting this pandemic behind us.”

Additionally, landlords with tenants behind on rent may submit tenant’s contact information on behalf of the tenant through the Adams County ERA Program Landlord portal. Tenants will be notified and may apply for assistance.

To see the full program guidelines and learn how to apply, visit the Adams County ERA Program website.

The Adams County ERA Program is supported in whole by federal award number ERA0099, awarded to Adams County, State of Colorado by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Adams County received $14.2 million in total for this program.