Housing and Home Assistance





Welcome to our Housing and Home Assistance page. We invite you to check out a variety of housing and rental assistance resources. To view specific resources select the category above or click the next arrow.

Home Buying Programs

Colorado Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) - The CHFA offers financial resources to strengthen homeownership, affordable rental housing and businesses. Check out the CHFA website to learn about how to get a CHFA loan, homeowner education, down payment assistance, low income housing credits and more.

Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation (CHAC) - The CHAC is non-profit agency offering a variety of programs and services to assist low and moderate income Colorado people.

Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) - The CRHDC provides lending, real estate support, affordable rental information, affordable housing information and also counseling and education to people in Colorado.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver - Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds and sells homes to hardworking people in need of decent and affordable housing.

Impact Development Fund (IDF) - The IDF assists under-served Colorado communities by developing and preserving affordable housing and nonprofit facilities.

National Homebuyers Fund - The National Homebuyers Fund provides resources which promote and support affordable housing across the country.

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) - The NACA offers affordable mortgages and works to eliminate barriers for low to moderate income and minority homebuyers.

Homeownership Counseling Programs

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. - Brothers Redevelopment offers home buyer counseling, online homeowner education, default mortgage counseling and reverse mortgage counseling for seniors.

Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation (CHAC) - The CHAC provides education and counseling for people looking to buy, as well as those experiencing problems with their mortgage or thinking about a refinance, home equity loan or other housing issues.

Colorado Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) - The CHFA provides financial, foreclosure prevention, pre- and post-purchase, reverse mortgage, renter & homelessness prevention counseling

Community Resources & Housing Development (CRHDC) - The CRHDC is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved Housing Counseling agency offering free counseling services and education.

Generational Opportunities to Achieve Long-term Success (GOALS) - The GOALS program is a housing program for families experiencing homelessness (or about to be) in Arapahoe County. GOALS provides families a private room while they develop long-term goals for stability self-reliance. Families are provided a safe space for four to nine months, and one-year of follow-up support.

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) - The NACA provides homeownership counseling services.

Home Repair and Modification Program

This Home Assistance Grant Program is available for a limited time to support our most vulnerable residents. Interested parties must fill out an application for qualification that requires some financial and personal information to verify income levels, age/disability and proof of home ownership. Once this information is confirmed, the home will be evaluated for any and all accessibility needs.

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Housing Studies

Housing Cost & Availability - In 2021, City Council set out to explore housing cost and availability in Centennial. The intent is to advance the understanding of the entire spectrum of housing issues in the City, define the various needs for housing and identify priorities to potentially inform future policy.

Rental Assistance Programs

Arapahoe County Housing Services - Arapahoe County responds to inquiries regarding low-income housing needs. For Emergency Rent Assistance call 303-738-8061 to determine eligibility. 

Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) - The CRHDC provides a wide range of affordable, low-income apartment rental opportunities across the state of Colorado. Their housing services are available for families, seniors and people with special needs, including those with developmental and physical disabilities

Rental Assistance for Arapahoe County Residents - See the Arapahoe County website to view eligibility requirements and details on how to apply.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) - Visit the Colorado Department of Local Affairs website to find out if you qualify for the Colorado ERAP.

Family Promise - Family Promise provides short-term rental assistance for families to transition into permanent housing they are able to maintain on their own. Households must income-qualify and meet all eligibility requirements.

Rocky Mountain Communities - Rocky Mountain Communities develops, owns and manages housing communities which provide resident-focused affordable housing solutions across Colorado.

South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) - SMHO provides affordable housing for seniors and low income individuals and families, and administers voucher programs for the Division of Housing within Arapahoe County. SMHO acts as a funding source, making up the difference between what the resident pays (approximately 30%-40% of the family’s adjusted income) and the total rent on the unit.

The Salvation Army - The Salvation Army offers emergency rental assistance and homelessness prevention.

Volunteers of America Colorado - The Colorado branch of Volunteers of America provides housing and emergency services.

Home Heating, Weatherization and Energy Assistance

Arapahoe County Weatherization Division - The Weatherization Division provides income-eligible households in Adams and Arapahoe Counties with free conservation measures to help them conserve energy and save money on heating and cooling bills.

Colorado LEAP Program - The Colorado LEAP program is a federally funded state-supervised, county-administered system and is designed to assist with your winter heating costs.

Energy Resource Center (ERC) - The ERC helps income-qualified people stay warm and safe. Many people have difficulty with high heating costs, poorly operating furnaces and inadequate insulation in their homes. ERC helps to repair furnaces and weatherizes homes to lower energy cost. Lives are saved by preventing carbon monoxide poisoning.

Additional Resources

Colorado Legal Services - Colorado Legal Services offers legal help for low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with civil legal needs.

Colorado Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption - The senior property tax exemption is available to senior citizens and the surviving spouses of senior citizens.

Centennial's Energy Action Plan - As part of the City's Energy Action plan through Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy program this page provides resources on energy efficiency opportunities available to residents.

Centennial Home Improvement Program (HIP) - This program offers rebates for qualifying home improvement projects.