Local Assistance Resources: Grand Junction, Colorado
Page Updated May 2021
Grand Valley Catholic Outreach offers a clothing closet that provides free basic clothing to families and individuals in need. We supply our donations to residents who lack the means or resources to purchase them on their own.
Our food program serves everyone from low-income families, single parents, senior citizens, unemployed individuals, disabled veterans, working poor, and anyone else in need of our assistance.
- Food to meet basic nutritional needs
Any Mesa County resident can receive an emergency food box supply during the COVID - 19 outbreak 1 x per week.
Includes financial assistance for home repairs
The HRWC's Housing Rehabilitation loan program provides income qualifying homeowners in Mesa, Garfield, and Rio Blanco counties access to low interest-rate loans to repair and maintain their homes.
- Housing Rehabilitation Loan
Loan rates are typically from 0%-3% and payments are customized by Housing Resources based upon the homeowner’s ability to pay.
The program is designed to finance essential repairs to improve health, safety, energy conservation, structural deficiencies, electrical, plumbing, roofing, windows, foundation repairs, and accessibility modifications.
The Rehabilitation Loan Coordinator secures bids for the projects, help clients choose qualified contractors, coordinates with all inspections, and provides assistance with the necessary paperwork.
The Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs).
A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the PHA, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home.
If you are interested in applying for the Housing Choice Vouchers program, please contact via phone.