Food and Housing Assistance

If you are currently experiencing homelessness, please visit our Homelessness Resources page for additional information and resources.

Baby Supplies

Baby supplies, including diapers, wipes and formula, are available at the Calvary Church office at 1320 Arapahoe St, Golden, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Questions can be directed to 303-279-2188

Food Pantries

BGOLDN Fresh Food Pantry

The Fresh Food Pantry offers grocery support to residents in our community. Weekly options include fresh produce, dairy, meats, healthy meal options and more! Additional information and hours of operation are available at bgoldn.org/residents.

Christian Action Guild Food Pantry

The CAG Food Pantry provides canned goods and non-perishable foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, baked goods, meat, an assortment of beverages, as well as personal care items, laundry detergent, baby products, and pet care items.

The Action Center Food Assistance

The Action Center can provide a five-day food supply, a clothing bank, household items, rental and utility assistance, and other types of assistance. All services require an appointment, however, so visit the Action Center online or call 720-215-4850.

Calvary Church Food Shelf

The Calvary Food Shelf, supported by the Golden Rescue fund, provides shelf stable food and a variety of fresh food items.

Housing Assistance Resources

There are a lot of resources and information available. If you are uncertain what resources will work best for your situation and would like to speak with someone who can help direct you to local programs, please contact Bethany Thomas at Calvary Church, 303-279-2188 ext.1004.

If you are currently experiencing homelessness, please visit our Homelessness Resources page for additional help and resources.

Calvary Church Golden Rescue Fund

The Golden Rescue Fund (GRF) offers referrals for assistance with prescriptions, gas cards, bus tickets, food, and grocery gift cards.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Golden Service Extension Unit, housed at Calvary church, offers assistance to Golden residents needing help with rent, utilities, medical bills, prescriptions and other needs. To see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment, call 303-279-2188.

COVID-19 Rental Assistance for Golden Residents

The Salvation Army Golden Service Extension Unit, Golden United, Golden Civic Foundation, and the City of Golden are working together to help the growing number of people during the COVID-19 crisis who are facing housing insecurity. To learn more and apply for assistance, visit GoldenUnited.org.

Christian Action Guild Crisis Fund

The Christian Action Guild Crisis Fund can offer some assistance to those experiencing homelessness.

The Action Center

The Action Center offers rent and utility assistance.

FLEX Fund

The Metro Mayors Caucus and Metro Denver Homeless Initiative FLEX Fund provides flexible, one-time assistance to help people experiencing homelessness secure permanent housing and, in some cases, remain in housing.

Jefferson County Homelessness Resources

Jefferson County Human Resources maintains a list of helpful resources for people experiencing homelessness.

COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project

The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project is a 100% volunteer initiative that offers help with legal questions regarding eviction or rent.

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

The CARES Act makes it unlawful to evict renters living in single-family and multifamily properties financed by federally backed mortgages (i.e., Fannie, Freddie, and FHA (Department of Urban and Housing Development [HUD] loans)) and renters living in federally assisted housing. This applies to at least a quarter of rental units. Visit the National Low Income Housing Coalition website for a list of properties in our community subject to the moratorium.

CARES Act Mortgage Forbearance

The CARES Act allows borrowers with federally backed or owned mortgages to request temporary loan forbearance for up to 180 days; borrowers may also apply for an extension of another 180 days of forbearance. About half of the mortgages in the U.S. are federally backed or owned.

Look at your mortgage statement to find out what company services your mortgage. Or you can look up your loan on the Fannie Mae loan look up tool and/or Freddie Mac loan look up tool to see if your loan is owned by one of these federally backed companies.

Borrowers with federally backed or owned mortgages must attest to their mortgage servicers that they are enduring financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Once a borrower requests hardship forbearance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act requires the servicer to offer a CARES Act forbearance.

Department of Local Affairs – Model Repayment Agreement for Renters

Executive Order D2020 051 signed by Governor Jared Polis on April 30 placed a moratorium on evictions and late fees for failure to pay rent that will expire on May 30, unless it is extended. The same executive order grants the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Division of Housing (DOH) the authority to provide a template for renters and landlords to make payment arrangements, which may be initiated by either party to prevent late amounts from becoming immediately due when the moratorium expires.

Visit the CDOLA Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention page for the model repayment agreement template, as well as additional information and resources.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

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