The federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to expire July 31, ending COVID-19 financial hardship protections. Individuals who may be affected by this expiration are encouraged to seek assistance through the city’s Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Services (EPRAS) program.
Those seeking assistance can request service by visiting the program website and filling out the online form for the quickest response or call 303-441-3414 and leave a message. Staff will work to evaluate your situation and help navigate the options to avoid eviction including rental assistance, mediation and legal services or representation.
Preventing an eviction is important to avoid unstable housing, prevent homelessness and can save time, money and stress for both landlords and tenants. The EPRAS program resulted from the passage of the No Eviction Without Representation ballot measure and expands legal and financial services for those facing a potential eviction. The program is administrated by the Housing and Human Services’ Community Mediation and Resolution Center.
“I have been so encouraged by the support our community has shown for renters facing difficult times,” said Kurt Firnhaber, director of Housing and Human Services. “Landlords have been proactive in supporting an approach that creates stability. As we come to the end of CDC's eviction moratorium, we want to ensure community members are aware of the local resources that exist.”
For more information on Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Services visit: https://bouldercolorado.gov/services/eviction-prevention-and-rental-assistance-services-program