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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are in immediate crisis, please call the national DV hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or the colorado crisis line: 1-844-493-8255
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
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.
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 RentersAvenue.com
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.