BLDG Cares

This page is meant to serve as a resource guide for our BLDG residents and members of our greater community. Our goal is to create an up-to-date network of services available to those who may need them at this time. Whether you have been impacted by COVID-19, the current instability of the job market, or the ongoing tumultuous nature of events in this country; we hope that you will find what you need here in this resource guide.

Our on-going efforts on-site through our BLDG Cares initiatives strive to foster positivity and open communication with residents in engagements both small and large. Our leasing teams are poised to offer flexible solutions to almost any challenge that our residents are facing and each month they coordinate impactful events for our communities.

Below we have included information about the COVID-19 pandemic with local testing centers and up-to-date policy changes outlined. We have also identified rent relief resources and additional assistance for health insurance, financial support services, nutrition services, energy, internet, and volunteer opportunities for those who can lend a hand to the community at this time. If you’ve found your way to this page, we’re happy that you’re here and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have a resource or opportunity you would like to share with our community.

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You can also connect with us on Instagram, Facebook or by following the hashtag #BLDGCares.

RENT RELIEF RESOURCES

The Resident Relief Foundation

Link to The Resident Relief Foundation

Notes: This organization helps responsible residents stay in their homes during a singular, unexpected financial emergency.

DENVERGOV.ORG

Link to Denver Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program

Notes: The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program (TRUA) offers resources to Denver residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement.

DENVERGOV.ORG

Link to Denver Gov Housing Assistance Guide

Notes: The guide is a list of over 100 agencies, non-profits, and charitable organizations in Colorado that offer a variety of resources to those in need of assistance.

Rent Assistance in the City & County of Denver

Link to Rent Assistance

Notes: Almost 30 different non-profit organizations, agencies, charities, churches, and government programs can help low-income and struggling individuals pay rent.

Rent Assistance in Aurora

Link to Rent Assistance

Notes: City of Aurora Residents Resource Guide > Rental Assistance Program

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Assistance

Link to Assistance

Notes: Colorado State Assistance Programs Resource List

City and County of Denver  Housing Resources

Link to Resources

Notes: City and County of Denver Official Site >  Housing Stability  > Resident Resources

Housing Colorado Resources

Link to Resources

Notes: COVID-19 Resources for Affordable Housing Organizations

Denver Health Covid-19 Public Resources

Link to Resources

Notes: There are a number of resources available and the list is growing daily.

Rent Assistance

Link to Resources

Notes: We provide a directory of agencies that provide rental assistance to residents. We do not directly provide aid ourselves, but provide local resources for you to find.

Twitter Thread of Resources in CO

Link to Tweet

Notes: CPR News Reporter Andy Kenny starts a mass thread for assistance programs in Colorado.

Denverite Consolidates Relief Assistance Resources

Link to Assistance Programs

Notes: Denver earmarks federal COVID-19 relief funds for rent, utility and mortgage assistance programs.

Colorado Emergency Rental Assistance

Link to Assistance Programs

Notes: If you or your tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance from the state.

 Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)

Interactive Map of Mortgage and Rent Assistance

Notes: The State of Colorado offers emergency rent and mortgage assistance throughout the state through several non-profit organizations. The provision of assistance may be delayed due to high demand.

 Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention

Notes: Colorado Resources for Those Facing Eviction, Foreclosure, or Non-Payment of Utility Bills.

Denver Human Services

Emergency Assistance

Notes: Emergency assistance is available to qualifying Denver residents only. General assistance services include evictions, rental, and mortgage assistance, first month’s rent and deposit assistance, and help with some energy bills.

Metro Area Resources by County

Arapahoe County
Adams County
Douglas County
Jefferson County
Boulder County

Notes: If you’re facing eviction in Colorado, a patchwork of nonprofit organizations and local and state agencies may be able to provide assistance.

United Way Denver

Get Help Now 

Notes: You can call, text, live chat, or search our database to get help. Dial three simple numbers – 2-1-1.

Catholic Charities Denver

Emergency Assistance Denver Services

Notes: Emergency Assistance  Denver Services

COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project

COVID-19 LEGAL SUPPORT

Notes:The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project was founded in March 2020 to respond to urgent questions about housing, homelessness and community recovery during the spread of the Coronavirus. We are working to pair volunteer lawyers with tenants who need advice or legal representation, provide tenants with guidance on how to navigate challenging situations and evaluate the potential impact of the emerging housing crisis.

Jewish Family Services

Emergency Assistance Program

Notes:The JFS Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) provides limited financial aid and case management to Denver-area individuals and families who are facing homelessness.

COVID-19 SPECIFIC RESOURCES

World Health Organization (WHO)

Link to WHO COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Notes: Specialized agency of the United Nations concerned with global public health.

Center of Disease Control (CDC)

Link to CDC COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Notes: The leading national public health institute of the United States.

CO Department of Health & Environment

Link to CDPHE COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Phone: 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Email: COHELP@RMPDC.org

Notes: Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19, provides answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

Colorado | Official State Web Portal

Link to COVID-19 Pandemic Scenarios & Benefits Available

Notes: The official state website offers information regarding what resources are available to you based on the specifics around your financial impact from COVID-19.

IRS.GOV

Link to Economic Impact Payments

Notes: Learn about the Economic Impact Payment, also referred to by some as stimulus payments.

 

 

 

OnwardCO

Link to OnwardCo.org

Notes: One-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

FREE COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Link to colorado.gov Press Release

Notes: King Soopers announced a partnership with the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) for free COVID-19 drive-thru testing.

HEALTH INSURANCE RESOURCES

Health First Colorado

Link to Health First Colorado COVID-19

Phone: 303-839-2120

Notes: CO’s Medicaid Program

Child Health Plan Plus

Link to Child Health Plan

Notes: Public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program), but not enough to pay for private.

Inner City Health Center

Link to Inner City Health Center

Phone: 720-296-1767

Notes: Inner City Health Center exists to provide quality, affordable health care to the uninsured and underserved in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Clinica Colorado

Link to Clinica Colorado

Notes: Medical Clinic / Clinica Medica

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES

BLDG Management

Link to BLDG Careers

Notes: Work where you live!

Grocery Store and Retail

Link to Amazon Employment

Link to Costco Employment

Link to King Soopers Employment

Link to Safeway Employment

Notes: Apply online at each respective company or visit in-stores.

Staffing Agencies

Link to Employment Solutions

Notes: Search for various CO job opportunities on their website.

State Unemployment

Link to State Unemployment

Notes: File for unemployment assistance

DENVERGOV.ORG

Link to Small Business Emergency Relief Program

Notes: Small business owners can fill out a questionnaire and Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) staff will evaluate your information and help you identify the most appropriate support for you and your business.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Link to Assistance Programs

Notes: Comprehensive list of programs and organizations offering support all across Colorado.

Denver Public Schools

Link to Denver Public School COVID-19 Food Distribution Information

Notes: Denver Public Schools is offering free weekday breakfast and lunch to students and families in need at Grab-and-Go sites throughout the city until circumstances change.

Grab-and-Go Meal Pickup
Monday–Friday | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

 

Bienvenidos Food Bank

Link to Bienvenidos Food Bank

Notes: Look online to find the location closest to you.

Volunteers of America

Link to Volunteers of America Denver Food Services

Notes: Enroll Online

Cross Purpose – Free Online Career Training

Link to Free Career Training

Notes: CrossPurpose offers free online career training that empowers users to develop personally, succeed professionally, and start their journey towards a new career.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Link to Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Workforce Centers

Notes: Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike. These include: Job listings, Computer & internet access, Career counseling & training for job seekers, Recruitment of workers, pre-screening & referral services, Tax credits and training reimbursement for employers, Customers can choose either self-service or staff-assisted options to meet their employment needs.

FOOD/MEAL RESOURCES

Denver Public Schools

Link to Denver Public School COVID-19 Food Distribution Information

Notes: Denver Public Schools is offering free weekday breakfast and lunch to students and families in need at Grab-and-Go sites throughout the city until circumstances change.

Grab-and-Go Meal Pickup
Monday–Friday | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

 

Bienvenidos Food Bank

Link to Bienvenidos Food Bank

Notes: Look online to find the location closest to you.

Volunteers of America

Link to Volunteers of America Denver Food Services

Notes: Enroll Online

Nourish Meals on Wheels

Link to Nourish Meals on Wheels

Notes: Enroll online

Community Table

Link to Community Table

Notes: One box of food per car. Please look online for specific times.

Cherry Creek Schools

Link to Cherry Creek Schools Food Program

Notes: A breakfast and lunch meal will be distributed to all students 18 and under on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at select locations.

Aurora Public Schools

Link to Aurora Public Schools Food Program

Notes: APS offers free breakfast and lunch. Click the link for locations.

Food Bank of the Rockies

Link to Food Bank of the Rockies Emergency Assistance

Notes: List of all food bank locations all over Denver Metro and the surrounding area.

Action for Healthy Kids

Link to Action for Healthy Kids Corona Virus Resources

Notes: Nutrition resources, plus info about online education/ exercise tools and mental health support for kids and parents

Benefits in Action

Link to Benefits in Action

Notes: If you are currently homebound and in need of food to be delivered to your home, you can apply for their Food Deliver Program.

DSST Family Relief Fund

Link to DSST Family Relief Fund

Notes: DSST has partnered with the Denver Metro Emergency Food Network (DMEFN) to deliver nutritious and affordable meals to our students, families and staff members in need through the DSST Family Relief Fund.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE SUPPORT

Xcel Energy

Link to Xcel

Phone: 800-895-4999

Notes: Visit their website or call to set up payment arrangements.

Low-Income energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Link to LEAP

Phone: 866-432-8435

Notes: LEAP is a federally funded program that helps Colorado families, seniors, and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. Eligibility is determined by a percentage of the poverty level index.

Energy Outreach Colorado

Link to Energy Outreach Colorado

Phone: 866-432-8435

Notes: EOC provides grants affordable housing organizations, multi-family residents, and non-profit facilities to pay for energy efficiency upgrades.

FREE INTERNET SERVICE

Comcast

Link to Comcast Internet Essentials Application

Notes: New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to qualified low-income households for $9.95/month – Apply by April 30, 2020

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

El Centro de las Familias

Link to El Centro de las Familias

Notes: A multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community.

A Little Help

Link to A Little Help

Phone: 720-242-9032

Notes: A Little Help connects older adults intergenerationally to neighbors who volunteer for vital services that improve quality of life and celebrate our elders.

 

Aurora Mental Health Center

Link to Aurora Mental Health Center

Phone: 303-617-2300

Notes: AuMHC provides comprehensive mental health services and support to all ages. Services are provided in 18 specialty clinics in 10 counseling and specialized service centers.

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)

Link to CCADV

Phone: 303-962-0933

Notes: They inspire Colorado to enhance responses to domestic violence, increase victim safety, and create intolerance for abuse, through visionary advocacy, member support, and public information.

Integrated Family Services

Link to Integrated Family Services

Phone: 303-789-0501

Notes: IFCS provides basic services, such as food, clothing, financial assistance, and transitional housing to low- income individuals, families, and children.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Help Colorado Now

Link to Help Colorado Now

Notes: #DoingMyPartCO

FAMILY RESOURCES

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

These unprecedented times provide us all undue stress and hardship. As you navigate this situation, below are some tips from the CDC to help you care for yourself and your families.

Things you can do to Support Yourself

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well- balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Signs of Stress

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include:

  • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
  • Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)
  • Excessive worry or sadness
  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
  • Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens
  • Poor school performance or avoiding school
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration
  • Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
  • Unexplained headaches or body pain
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
How to Support your Child

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
Denver Public Schools

Food Distribution

Notes: Denver Public Schools is providing free weekday breakfast and lunch for children at pickup and delivery sites throughout the city. It is important for all families to complete an application for meal benefits as the district receives federal funds regardless of whether they eat school meals or not.

Colorado DHS – Office of Early Childhood

Link to Colorado Department of Human Services

Notes: Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Resources

OnwardCo

Link to OnwardCO

Notes: Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.