Bohemian Foundation Publishes COVID Resources – Rent, Utility, Food, Legal Aid
The COVID-19 pandemic has created financial hardship for many in our community, leading to housing instability and food insecurity. There are financial resources available to help families and landlords and protections in place to help people stay housed. Below is a summary of some key resources that families can access for support with housing, food, and utilities.
- CO eviction moratorium expired 12/31/2020 so evictions can resume for non-COVID-19 related reasons. The federal moratorium will expire 1/31/2021.
- 50% of Larimer County renters spend more than 30% of their income on housing (before the pandemic). National data suggests that 1 in 4 of all renters and 1 in 2 Hispanic/Latinx renters worry about paying rent during the pandemic.
- More than $2.7 million in emergency rent assistance has been distributed in Larimer County since March 2020.
- Prior to the pandemic, 1 in 11 Coloradoans reported not knowing where their next meal would come from. Because of the pandemic, 1 in 3 Coloradoans (especially those with young children) now report this type of food insecurity.
The following information is not a comprehensive list of resources in the community, but rather is designed to direct families to key resources specific to financial needs during COVID-19.