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Boulder County Updates

14 May Boulder County Updates

 

Join me

for a

Virtual Town Hall: Supporting health and economy as Boulder County re-opens

Friday, May 15th | 3:30p – 4:30pm

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Please join me, Speaker KC Becker, and Representative Edie Hooton for a virtual town hall this Friday at 3:30PM.

We will be joined by President & CEO of Boulder Chamber John Tayer, Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 Community Mitigation Liaison Lane Drager, and Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 Business Liaison Zac Swank.

 

 

Boulder County Updates

Residential and commercial evictions are prohibited until May 30, 2020, for Coloradans that have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19. Executive Order D 2020 051, which authorized the decision, additionally prohibits late fees or penalties from being applied to your rent for nonpayment due to hardships relating to COVID-19. These can be extended by an additional Executive Order.  Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants and Landlords has also been provided by the Colorado Division of Housing.

A Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program has been announced for small businesses in unincorporated Boulder County (including Niwot, Ward, and Jamestown) that need some help to ensure a strong, safe reopening. Grants will be awarded in fixed amounts of $2,500, $5,000, or $7,500. According to Boulder County, the funds are intended to help businesses cover near-term expenses, such as rent or mortgage, utilities, payroll, or other essential operating costs. The deadline to submit the application is Monday, May 18, at 11:59pm. For questions, please call 720-776-0822 weekdays, 8am – 6pm, option 5 or email economicrecovery@bouldercounty.org. Application in English. Solicitud en Español.

Rent assistance is available for those in need in Boulder County. Residents who are struggling to pay rent can call the Housing Helpline at (303) 441-1206 and leave a detailed message. You can also visit boco.org/COVID-19Housing for info.

 

 

Resources for Domestic Violence Victims

 

This can be a very difficult time for those who are living in unsafe situations in their own homes. In addition, this pandemic increases isolation of those confronted with domestic violence. The Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) has provided a list of resources for domestic violence survivors and their children.

  • The SPAN 24-hour Crisis & Information Line is fully operational at (303) 444-2424. Or email at hotline@safehousealliance.org.
  • The SPAN Emergency Shelter will continue to provide safe refuge for domestic violence survivors and their children. Precautions have been taken to limit the spread of COVID19.
  • SPAN’s Outreach Counseling and Legal Advocacy services can be accessed by contacting the SPAN crisis line at (303) 444-2424.
  • SPAN’s Housing Team is providing rental assistance and delivering food boxes to our community-based housing clients.
  • Youth involved in SPAN’s Peers Building Justice (PBJ) Program are meeting through video conferencing and planning a youth-led virtual Open Mic event for May.

 

 

 

Stay Informed 
For general questions, call (303) 389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. For written answers in English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more, email COHELP@RMPDC.org.

Para información sobre COVID19 en Español haga clic aquí (Proporcionado por Denver Health).

 

 

Ways to Donate & Volunteer

 

 

If you’d like to donate or volunteer in the fight against COVID-19, head to HelpColoradoNow.org. The Colorado COVID Relief Fund has already raised millions to help Coloradans impacted by the coronavirus. Also, private sector companies who want to partner with us on acquiring testing, critical constrained medical supplies, technology, or support services for people who are isolated, please go here to submit information.

 

 

As always, I will continue to update my Facebook and Twitter with key information, and let you know of any important developments.

If there is anything my office can do to help for now, please feel free to reach out. We will do everything we can to get you answers to questions or point you in the right direction.

Stay safe,