FIRC is assisting renters or homeowners who live or work in Summit County who have been affected by COVID-19 through 2 different programs.

For information regarding the mortgage application, please scroll down to the section titled, “Temporary COVID homeowners mortgage assistance program.”

TEMPORARY COVID RENTAL RELIEF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (for renters)

Temporary COVID Rental Relief Assistance Program:

To be considered for rental assistance funding, you must live or work in Summit County, Colorado and have been affected by COVID to apply. We are unable to make exceptions. 
  • Please do not call the FIRC main telephone number as they are not assisting with the temporary rental relief application and will not be able to answer questions or give updates on your application or status. All questions will be referred back to fircrentalassistance@summitfirc.org.

You will need the following documents and information to successfully submit your online application. Click here to apply or go to: https://firc.formstack.com/forms/rental_assistance_covid_reponse_2

Incomplete applications missing the below items will not be submitted or reviewed.
  1. Photo I.D.
  2. Proof of income (paystub, letter from employer, profit & loss statement, etc.)
  3. Rental Agreement (first and last page)
  4. Landlord name, phone number and email address

If you have a question or barrier to completing the application, please send an email to fircrentalassistance@summitfirc.org.

If you are a landlord and your renter applies for assistance, here is what to expect:

  • You will receive an email with a landlord verification form to confirm the rental agreement. A W9 will be required during the process. By filling out the form, your renter’s application will be verified.
  • Your tenant will be notified if they are approved or denied assistance within the next 7 days. Please work with your tenant directly to find out if they have been approved.
  • If your tenant is approved, a check will be mailed to the address on your W9 within 14 days of the approval.

Debe vivir o trabajar en el condado de Summit, Colorado y haber sido afectado por COVID para presentar la solicitud. 

  • No llame al número de teléfono principal de FIRC, ya que no están ayudando con la solicitud de alivio de alquiler temporal y no podrán responder preguntas o brindar actualizaciones sobre su solicitud o estado. Todas las preguntas se remitirán a fircrentalassistance@summitfirc.org.

Necesitará los siguientes documentos e información para enviar correctamente su solicitud. Haga clic aquí para postularse o vaya a: https://firc.formstack.com/forms/rental_assistance_covid_reponse_2

Las solicitudes incompletas a las que les falten los elementos siguientes no se enviarán ni revisarán.
  1. Identificación con foto
  2. Comprobante de ingresos (talón de pago, carta del empleador, declaración de pérdidas y ganancias, etc.)
  3. Contrato de alquiler (primera y última página)
  4. Nombre, número de teléfono y dirección de correo electrónico del propietario

Si tiene una pregunta o un obstáculo para completar la solicitud, envíe un correo electrónico a fircrentalassistance@summitfirc.org.

TEMPORARY COVID HOMEOWNERS MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (for homeowners)

The application is online, and you will be directed to the Department of Labor Affairs’ Emergency Housing Assistance Program website. To start a mortgage assistance application, please visit https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/coehap/participant. You will be required to create a username and a password to start your application in Neighborly Software. For assistance with technical issues (e.g. inability to login after creating an account) please contact support@neighborlysoftware.com

To be considered for mortgage assistance funding, you must live or work in Summit County, Colorado. FIRC receives your application from DOLA and then completes the review process.

FIRC’s temporary mortgage assistance program for January 2021 is now open for homeowners to apply. If you are past due on your mortgage, you can request assistance for up to 3 months of past due payments. No future mortgage assistance payments will be considered 15 days prior to the upcoming month.

Mortgage Assistance Eligibility Requirements:

  • Gross Income Must be at or Below 100% Average Median Income (AMI)
  • Household has suffered a loss of income or are unable to work as a direct or indirect result of COVID-19.
  • Household does not have enough money to pay for housing and also pay for other essentials.
  • Housing unit is NOT subsidized by the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), Public Housing, or another income based rental assistance program.
  • The unit for which you request payment assistance must your primary residence.

Mortgage Assistance Required Documents:

Identification (all applicants must upload at least one of the following)

  • Driver’s license or an identification card
  • US military or a military dependent’s identification card
  • Native American Tribal Document
  • A document issued by any instrumentality of government
  • A document issued by an educational institution (US or foreign)

Documents for Homeowners

  • Proof of ownership
  • Documentation of mortgage forbearance request (if available)
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Other supporting documents

Documents for Households Requesting Assistance with Arrears

  • Proof of income for month prior to onset of arrears
  • Proof of past due balance (mortgage statement)

If you prefer to meet with a Family Support Coordinator, please schedule an appointment by calling FIRC at 970-262-3888.  All appointments are done over the phone. If approved, all checks will be written and sent directly to your mortgage lender.

If you do not live or work in Summit County and need mortgage assistance, you can still submit an application online and select your respective county. We cannot approve or offer phone appointments to clients who DO NOT live or work in Summit County.

Traditional Family Support Program:

Our traditional family support program (pre-COVID) is still available. The program prioritizes clients that are most in need by considering the following criteria:

  • Lived or worked in Summit County for at least 6 months
  • Dependent children living in the home
  • Is a single-parent household
  • At least one family member has an on-going chronic physical/mental health condition
  • Is past due on one month or multiple months of rent
  • Insufficient funds to cover basic needs such as food and rent
  • Received an eviction threat or notice from the landlord
  • Are a senior (50+)

In order to be considered for traditional assistance you need to have a:

  • Lease with your name on it
  • Photo ID
  • Your last paystub

Please note that prior to assistance, FIRC will communicate with your landlord to advocate on your behalf.

Please call FIRC at 970-262-3888 and we will get you the information to start your traditional application. All appointments are done over the phone. All checks will be written to your landlord.

If you have received rent support but are still struggling to pay, we recommend you ask your landlord to use your deposit or last month’s rent now until you get back to work.

If you do not live or work in Summit County and need rental/housing assistance, visit: https://cdola.colorado.gov/rental-assistance

We also encourage you to continue using FIRC’s Food Pantry so you can put your money towards housing.

FIRC is here for you, if you have other needs around food, mental health, connection to health insurance or support signing up for government programs, please give us a call. We encourage you to utilize all community resources available to get through these tough times. Please click here for additional resources.

Housing Works Initiative

Please contact Omni Real Estate at 970-468-2740 for information about available rentals or to list your home in the program.