Building Community: Rent and Mortgage Assistance During COVID-19

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Through community-wide support, financial assistance for rent and mortgage is available for Routt County residents impacted by the international COVID-19 pandemic.

From small and large private donors to local governments, businesses and nonprofits, our community has come together to help our neighbors. And, the Yampa Valley Housing Authority is pleased to announce that we have received a $25,000 grant from the Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund to help with this community-wide support, which will be distributed through LiftUp of Routt County. .

If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and need help with your rent or mortgage:

Step 1: Don’t hesitate to ask for help. It’s a community-wide challenge, and we’re all in this together.

Step #2: Call Routt County Social Services at 970-870-5280 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours from a blocked number. You can also email Social Services at [email protected].

Step #3: Call Routt County LiftUp at 970-875-3445 and leave a message. You can also email LiftUp at [email protected]. You can find LiftUp’s apps at

We are nearing the end of this pandemic, but we know that the next few months will continue to be difficult. A special thank you to everyone in our community who has supported and continues to support safe housing, especially during this pandemic.

All donations, big and small, help and can be made to LiftUp of Routt County at Thank you.

Catherine Carson sits on the board of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority. The “Building Community” column appears quarterly in Steamboat Pilot & Today.

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