COVID-19 Updates & Resources

We, like many of you, have been closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis in our community and around the world. As the crisis unfolds, the inequitable impacts on undocumented families, individuals earning low wages, front-line workers raises a often heard question in our circles: “What is the best response?”

Mile High Connects and its partners believe the best response is a community informed and driven response that not only considers the immediate needs but the long term impact. Below are a few ideas for how we, as a region, can structure immediate and long-term solutions to respond to the public health crisis before us.

Supports and Resources

As we hear from community organizations, partners, and local leaders, we commit to making sure those in our network are aware of supports and resources available to community residents. We will keep this page up to date with information and resources as they become available.

The information provided is intended to serve as a guide and is not comprehensive. You are encouraged to visit the website of specific partners and or resources listed below for up to the minute information. For the latest information, please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website at https://covid19.colorado.gov.

Supports and Resources list updated on: 4-8-2020.

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”

Helen Keller

Community News and Updates

Asian Pacific Development Center has compiled community resources in various languages.

Clinica Colorado is providing tele-health to those without health insurance in Colorado. If you have a fever, persistent cough, and/or shortness of breath, sign up to be called for an appointment by visiting www.clinicacolorado.org.

Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative: Emergency care for essential workers. For more information visit https://covidchildcarecolorado.com/

Denver Metro Emergency Food Network: A effort by Bondadosa, Denver Food Rescue, FocusPoints, and Lost City to prepare meals for homebound families and elderly. You can also donate directly to this cause.

Denver Water will not disconnect water due to difficulty paying. Customers should contact the Denver Water Customer Service team at 303-893-2444, Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm for more information.

Energy and Policy Institute is monitoring utilities that are keeping the lights on by suspending disconnections amid COVID-19.

Mi Casa Resource Center has compiled community resources in English and Spanish.

Philanthropy Colorado has compiled a list resources, Colorado relief funds and philanthropic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Xcel announced they will not disconnect gas and electric service to residential customers if they are having difficulty paying their bill. Customers are encouraged to contact Xcel to arrange a payment plan.

Xfinity/Comcast opens its network nationally and offers new low-income internet program. They are also providing unlimited data for no additional charge.

Additional community resource lists can be found here and here. (Note: These lists are produced by community residents and/or nonprofit organizations. MHC is not responsible for the content provided on these lists.)

Housing Resources

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development up-to-date information and resources.

Denver Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance: Offers resources to Denver residents facing hardship or housing crisis. Visit here for more information.

Arapahoe Emergency Rent Assistance: Rental assistance continues to be available. Call 303-738-8061 or email cshropshire@arapahoegov.com to determine eligibility.

One Fair Wage: Cash assistance for tipped workers and service workers. Visit https://ofwemergencyfund.org for more information.

Jobs and MicroBusiness/Small Business Resources

City of Denver’s Small Business Emergency Relief: Providing up to a $7,500 cash grant to Denver’s most vulnerable businesses. The first applications will be due March 31, 2020. For more information visit the City’s website here.

CEDS Finance Resilience Loans: Up to $10,000 loans available to current and former CEDS Finance Clients. Interest only payments for first four (4) months. For more information contact info@cedsfinance.org

One Fair Wage: Cash assistance for tipped workers and service workers. Visit https://ofwemergencyfund.org for more information.

Resources for restaurants and workers: Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has collected information and links to resources for restaurants and their workers. Visit www.restaurantworkerscf.org for more information.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance: Colorado small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans. To learn more, visit https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

Tax deferral for individual and non-corporate tax filers: visit here.

County and City Information (Closures and Cancellations)

Adams County COVID-19 Information and Resource Center: http://www.adcogov.org/coronavirus-community-resources

Arapahoe County COVID-19 Information and Resource Center: https://www.arapahoegov.com/covid19

City of Arvada COVID-19 Information: https://arvada.org/

City of Commerce City COVID-19 Information: www.c3gov.com

City and County of Denver COVID-19 Information: Visit Public Health and Environment and Support Services

Jefferson County Community Resources: https://www.jeffco.us/4019/Jeffco-Community-Resources

City of Lakewood COVID-19 Resource Center: https://www.lakewood.org/

City of Westminster, CO COVID-19 Information: www.cityofwestminster.us

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