Emergency Assistance

Emergency assistance is available to qualifying Denver County residents only.  If you live outside of Denver County, you do not qualify for this emergency assistance. Please contact 211 for services in your county. If you are in need of locating housing or shelter, please contact 211 or visit findhelp.orgHousing and shelter assistance is not provided by this emergency assistance program.

Do I Qualify for Emergency Assistance?

Before applying for emergency assistance, it's important to see if you qualify. Get started by downloading and reviewing the emergency assistance application checklist:

Application Checklist (English)(PDF, 167KB)

Application Checklist (Spanish)(PDF, 301KB)

Apply for Emergency Assistance

If you are a DHS employee, please do not fill out the online form. Instead, review the information below to learn how to apply:

I am a Denver Human Services employee. How can I apply for Emergency Housing Assistance?

If you are an employee of Denver Human Services, please do not use the online form to apply for the Emergency Housing Assistance program (which includes rental, mortgage and energy assistance). This is for in-house confidentiality and privacy purposes.

Instead, you should request support by completing and submitting the fillable application at the link below:

Emergency Housing Assistance Program Application (English)(PDF, 246KB)

When you are finished, send an email to employeeapplication@denvergov.org. In that email, attach your completed application along with all required verifications.

Apply Online

Apply using the online form below. If the form does not appear, you can also fill out the DHS Online Emergency Assistance Screening Form on our OpenForms page.

Click here to view form.