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Pints for a Purpose Event

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 December 15, 2015

Every Pint you purchase between 2p-10p provides $1.00 to HERO Alliance

Location : Copper Kettle Brewing Company 1338 S. Valentia St. Denver CO 80207

 

Come and support HERO Alliance!  Come and meet members of the Board of Directors!

 

 

 

 

Section 8 Availability - Various PHAs 

 

METRO WEST HOUSING SOLUTIONS IS ANNOUNCING THE OPENING OF THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (SECTION 9) PRE-APPLICATION LIST

 

The Pre-application list is scheduled to open ON-LINE ONLY  at www.mwhsolutions.org

8:00am on Tuesday, Novmeber 10 and will close at 5:00pm on Friday, November 13, 2015

 

Pre-Applications will be availabile on-line only no paper applications will be available or accepted.

 

IMPORTANT: MWHS HCV  (Section 8) waiting list is a lottery based pre-application list. Applicants WILL NOT be selected from the waiting list based on DATE or TIME of application. Pre-applications will be selected via preference points and a random lottery. This means you DO NOT have to be the first person to apply to be the first person to receive assistance.

 

Pre-applicants that have the following criteria will be placed on the list first: Elderly (62 years or older), disabled, employed (working 20 hours/wekk) and/or living in the City of Lakewood.

 

Pre-Eligibility Applicaiton Requirements:

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply

Only one application per family will be accepted

Applications submitted after the list is closed will not be accepted

Pre-applicants must also meet the following household income parameters:

Household Income Limits 

 

1 Person- $28,000

2 People-$32,000

3 People-$36,000

4 People-$39,950

5 People-$43,150

6 People-$46,350

 

 

Random lottery selections will be performed throughout the year. After you have submitted your pre-application you will now be able to check your status on line at any given time. Please allow at least one month from the close of the waiting list to check your status. You MUST maintain a current mailinhg address at all times as you will be contacted through the U.S. Mail when your name is selected. If your mail comes back as undeliverable or if there is no response because you moved and mail was not forwarded, your file will be canceled and you will need to reapply when the waiting list reopens.  

 



 

 

Free Financial Classes through the Bank on Denver Initiative

Learn how to stay on a budget, manage a checking account, improve your credit rating, pay off debt, and save for the future.

For a list of upcoming Money Management classes visit:

www.bankondenver.org/managing-your-finances  or call 720-913-1311

 

Individual Development Accounts
Mile High United Way's Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched savings accounts designed to help people build assets as a step toward self-sufficiency.

Here's how it works:
  • For every $1 you save you earn $4 in match.
  • Maximum savings amount is $1,000
  • Maximum match is $4,000
  • Maximum savings period is 24 months 
What money can be used for:
  • Purchase a home.  (first time home buyers only)
  • Start or grow a small business.
  • Pay college tuition or for vocational education for yourself or a dependent.
Program Requirements:
  • Participate in the program for a minimum of six months after opening the account.
  • Complete approved, basic financial education classes.
  • Finish classes related to your savings goal.
  • Provide documentation for a qualified purchase to access matched funds.
For more information visit http://www.211colorado.communityos.org



 




 

Free Classes at Denver Community Credit Union - Clear Money Program

 

Register by emailing  education@denvercommunity.coop.

To learn more: about DCCU and other classes offered  visit www.denvercommunity.coop/education.

 

 

  

 

 

Aurora Accessibility Funds

The city of Aurora has a new program aimed at helping the disabled. If you qualify, the city will pay up to $10,000 to make your home handicap accessible.

The program is income-qualified. Applicants must be low-to-moderate income based upon HUD established limits. Also, applicants must own and occupy their homes.

People can call the Community Development office at 303-739-7900 and ask to speak to a program specialist for more information and to see if they qualify. The specialist can explain the program in more detail, get them pre-qualified over the phone, and then arrange the application appointment. The office is located at 9898 E. Colfax Ave. in the new MLK Library building.