The City of Brighton encourages residents to apply for the new Brighton Household Rent and Mortgage Assistance Grant. Funding for the grant comes from the federal CARES Act and provides up to $3,000 in one-time assistance for rent and mortgage payments to those who have faced significant negative financial impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will be paid directly to the applicant’s landlord or lender.
To qualify for the Brighton Household Rent and Mortgage Assistance Grant, you must meet the following criteria:
Be a resident of Brighton for one year or longer
Demonstrate that you are experiencing difficulty paying your rent or mortgage due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Be able to prove lawful presence in the United States
Residents who are already receiving federal funding for rent or mortgage assistance in 2020 are not eligible for the Brighton Household Rent and Mortgage Assistance Grant. Receiving this grant could jeopardize your ability to continue to receive other federal funding sources, including the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).
These are federal funds passed through via the CARES Act and subject to federal reporting and eligibility requirements. This means applicants must have a valid tax identification number (social security number) to receive funding. Additionally, the City is required to issue a 1099 to a grantee and the grantee should consult their tax advisor about how to report this grant funding as part of their 2020 tax filing with the IRS and the State of Colorado.
The deadline to submit an application is July 31, 2020.
For more information and to apply, go to brightonco.gov/housinggrant.
If you have questions, please contact Cindy Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-655-2276.