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Programs at CCD
CCD Housing Scholarship
The Housing Scholarship was created to serve students from low-income families who need assistance with housing. Qualifications include a 2.0 minimum GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours with at least 3 of those credit hours on the Auraria or Lowry Campus, provide a letter of need, provide a copy of rental paperwork from housing management, apartment or homeowner, or letter from Housing Organization (shelter, transitional housing program) and demonstrate financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage any students who are interested to read more about our scholarship program and apply.
Emergency Aid (Project Success)
The Emergency Aid Fund is designed to support students’ completing a certificate and/or degree by removing unforeseen & urgent financial obstacles, which if not resolved quickly, could cause students to drop out. Full and part-time students are eligible for a total of $500 in emergency financial assistance to pay for unforeseen costs including, but not limited to, utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, transportation, childcare, etc. Learn more and apply at CCD.edu/emergencyaid
We believe that affordable child care is something every parent should have access to. Our Child Care Scholarship Program offers monthly stipends over one semester for students to put towards child care. Recipients are selected on a needs basis with priority given to those already receiving Colorado Child Care Assistance (CCCAP). Selected participants will be asked to participate in monthly meetups with one of our Human Services staff. We encourage any students who are interested to read more about our scholarship program and apply.
CCD Human Services does not have any current workshops on housing, childcare, and financial assistance topics. Stay tuned.
Are you having a hard time paying your rent? Do you need emergency shelter? Are you looking for affordable housing options? Our team is here to help. Our peer mentors specialize in helping you find the best option for you based on your needs, preferences, and finances. Our housing referral services are always free.
We aim to take the stress and anxiety out of finding housing. Schedule an appointment today.
Eviction & Foreclosure Defense
The Denver metro area is experiencing ongoing gentrification and as a result of Covid-19, we are also bracing for a looming eviction & rental crisis. While evictions are serious and can be scary, it's important that you remember that you do have rights as a renter in Colorado and you don't have to face the threat of eviction alone.
Did you get a Ten-Day Notice from your landlord?
Contact the Office of Financial Empowerment and Protection by calling 720.944.2498 or emailing FEC@denvergov.org
For a guide to housing counseling, as well as information about the foreclosure process, download :
9to5 Colorado is a multiracial, grassroots, non-profit organization that combines advocacy, public education, policy work, and leadership development to achieve economic justice. 9to5 serves as the anchor organization in Colorado for the Homes4All campaign working to ensure affordable housing for everyone and they offer various education and civic engagement opportunities around local housing issues. Learn more and get additional resources on their website.
COVID-19 Housing Resouces
- Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19 (English)
- Guia de Inquilinos por COVID-19 (Espanol)
- DOLA Map of for finding local Eviction Prevention Programs
- Eviction Protocols for Judicial Districts
Rent & Utility Assistance
- Adams County Rental & Mortgage Assistance (Undocumented Folks Eligible as long as they live in this county, funds soon to be active)
- Denver Temporary Rental & Utility Assistance (TRUA) Asistencia de Renta (Denver)
Statewide/ Utilities | Estatal: Servicios Publicos
Anyone needing access to shelter or anyone who encounters someone who needs shelter access between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday can call 2-1-1 to be connected to available resources, including transportation assistance for those who are homeless and have disabilities
Additional Outside Housing Resources
Our human services staff offers information for students who are experiencing housing insecurities or homelessness. Students may qualify for payment assistance for off-campus housing. Learn more about need-based housing assistance and other scholarships.
Resources for Renters
If you have questions about renting or buying a home, Renters Avenue provides information on what you need to know before leasing or buying your next home. Renters Avenue also offers access to hundreds of community resources, leasing and buying tips, credit score information, easy to use financial tools and calculators and lots of other information. To learn more, go to www.RentersAvenue.com
- The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) provides child care assistance to families who are working, searching for employment, or are in training, and families who are enrolled in the Colorado Works program and need child care services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency. CCCAP provides you access to reduced cost child care at licensed child care facilities or qualified (unlicensed) providers. Apply on the Colorado PEAK website
Childcare & Homeschool Co-ops
What is a co-op? The most common of the childcare models, parent model cooperatives are comprised of parents who have formed a cooperative to provide quality care for their children. Below are some examples of successful co-ops, alternative youth programs, as well as tips to start your own co-op.
- Childcare Co-ops: an overview from Resilience
- Komae is a cooperative childcare app, providing a flexible care management option for parents. On Komae, parents swap ‘Komae Points’ with other families as a way to manage and coordinate care for their children within a trusted network. I sit for you. You sit for me.
- Forming a Community Babysitting Co-op: A community-babysitting cooperative is a grassroots type of arrangement in which families share childcare without any money changing hands. Instead, the care itself is the currency of exchange. For example, in many babysitting cooperatives, families earn points for providing care and spend points on care for their own kids. Points are typically assigned to each half-hour or hour of care.
- Parent Preschool Cooperative International: PCPI represents more than 50,000 families and teachers, providing on-going support to families, educators, and social agencies who recognize the value of parents as teachers of their children and the necessity of educating parents to meet the developmental needs of their children.
- Denver Cooperative Preschool envisions an active society where children and adults join in the exploration of life, the quest for understanding and the journey to wisdom
- Rice & Beans Childcare Co-op: An early childhood education cooperative made up of families of color in the Lower San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland, CA. check you their page for great educational videos and resources for organizing childcare co-ops
- The Radical Monarchs create opportunities for young girls of color to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically to their communities.
Energy Bill Assistance
- Colorado Works: In Colorado, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is known as Colorado Works. It is a cash assistance program that helps eligible families with very low incomes become self-sufficient by encouraging job preparation, work and family stabilization. Eligible applicants receive monthly cash assistance payments, help with emergency household expenses, and/or services such as counseling, training and employment assistance. The Colorado Works Program operates in all 64 counties and is delivered locally through each county's department of human or social services.
- Adult Financial Programs: Colorado's Adult Financial Programs include the Aid to the Needy Disabled-Colorado Supplement program; the Aid to the Needy Disabled-State Only program; the Burial Assistance Program; the Old Age Pension program; the Home Care Allowance program; and the Personal Needs Allowance program.
Assistance for People with Disabilities
- CCD Accessibility Center: Students with documented disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to access their courses should apply for services. Documented disabilities include physical health, mental health, learning, and/or temporary medical conditions.
- Disability Determination Services (DDS) is the state agency that makes the disability decisions for Social Security. Social Security has two disability programs - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Although there are some differences between the two, the definition of medical disability is the same under both programs.