Resources for Individuals

State, Local, and Community Resources

Our local Summit County community has a variety of assistance available to individuals whose income was impacted by COVID-19, including rental assistance, food assistance, local mental and physical health resources and a list of employers currently hiring.

Colorado Division of Housing Emergency Rental Assistance

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Housing (DOH) has launched emergency rental assistance programs for both landlords and tenants. Visit the Division of Housing’s Emergency Rental Assistance webpage for more information and to apply.

Local Rent/Food/Health Assistance Programs

Financial Assistance

If you are an employee of a business that was impacted by COVID-19 and are out of work or working reduced hours, there are many state and federal resources available and steps you can take to get the assistance you need.

Health Resources

Health Insurance

The State of Colorado has opened an emergency Special Enrollment period for health insurance March 20 through NEW DEADLINE, April 30, 2020 to help as many people as possible protect their health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit connectforhealthco.com for more information and enroll.

Personal Health Resources

  • For those with questions about COVID-19 and their own health status, CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for general questions about the virus, providing answers in many languages including English, Spanish, Mandarin and more. It can be reached at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, seven days a week between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.
  • Telephone consultations with nurses – including free options – also can be arranged through this State of Colorado website.

Industry-Specific Employee Support

Below are resources and emergency assistance opportunities for workers in the hospitality, domestic, and arts industries who were displaced by COVID-19. The Colorado Department of Economic Development & International Trade is providing an updated larger list of alternative financial support and funding.

Additional Information and Resources

  • The Summit Chamber of Commerce nicely summarizes the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed on March 18, 2020. This covers unemployment insurance changes, changes to FMLA, emergency paid sick leave, mortgages, and student loans.
  • The Colorado Office of Economic Trade and Development is more business oriented, however has information and links for the unemployment insurance program, work-share program, and Workforce Development centers.
  • 211 Colorado is a state-wide resource site for all things COVID-19.

More Information To Come

This page was last updated on June 30, 2020; and our Frisco SERT staff will continue to sift through new information and provide resources as it becomes available.

Please email us with more specific questions, and we will work on finding answers.