Housing For Felons In Colorado

Here are some resources to help you find housing for felons in Colorado.

Finding Housing For Felons in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Corrections Community Re-Entry program has relationships with felon-friendly landlords throughout Colorado.

Felons in Colorado can take advantage of these housing connections by asking their parole officer for a housing list or a referral.

Your parole officer can also connect you with shelters, transitional housing providers, and other essential reentry resources and programs.

Find out about the help available through your parole officer at: https://cdoc.colorado.gov/parole-and-re-entry-services/community-based-services

If you’re not on parole, charities and non-profit organizations can help you find a place to live.

Finding felony friendly apartments in Colorado often starts at a homeless shelter. Shelters provide a safe place to sleep and shower and will refer you to organizations with the resources to help you find long-term housing.

Shelters also help you secure food, clothing, basic necessities, and medical care.

Find shelters with available beds in Colorado: Call the United Way helpline at 2-1-1 for a shelter referral and information about other housing resources. The free helpline is open 24/7.

United Way Denver Website: https://unitedwaydenver.org/community-programs/2-1-1/

Colorado Housing Connect

Finding Housing For Felons in Colorado

Speak to a housing counselor or fill out the contact form to get help with your search for felon friendly housing. Counselors will also help you apply for income-based public housing programs.

Website: https://coloradohousingconnects.org/renters/

Call: 1-844-926-6632

The Second Chance Center

In addition to housing, the Second Chance Center offers a wide range of reentry resources to formerly incarcerated individuals in Colorado.

Once you connect with the center, a care manager will help you access emergency housing and work with you to secure longer-term housing appropriate for your needs.

Address: 1391 Delaware Street, Denver, CO 80204

Website: https://www.scccolorado.org/housing-transportation

Saint Francis Center

This charity provides accommodation, employment opportunities, and mentoring at its 3 housing facilities in Denver.

Address: 2323 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80205

Website: https://www.sfcdenver.org/programs-services/

Housing For Felons In Fort Collins Colorado

Neighbor to Neighbor in Fort Collins is a housing opportunity resource covering Larimar County. Their advisors will help you find affordable, felon-friendly housing.

Apply for housing search assistance: https://www.n2n.org/rental-options-housing-search-assistance/

The Neighbor to Neighbor apartment list provides information on criminal background policies, rents, security deposits, and credit/eviction policies for apartment communities in Fort Collins and Loveland.

Check the apartment list: https://www.n2n.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Rental-Resource-Packet_updated092022.pdf

Renting in Colorado with a Felony

Under the Rental Fairness Application Act landlords cannot use a conviction over 5 years old as the basis for a housing denial.

If you meet the landlord’s criteria for income, security deposit, and credit history, you can expect to be approved with an older felony when you apply to rent a house or apartment.

This protection under the 5-year rule does not apply to registered sex offenders or to convictions related to manufacturing/distributing methamphetamine, stalking, or homicide.

Felon Friendly Apartments Colorado Springs

Join the Colorado Felon Friendly Employment & Housing Information group on Facebook. This private group shares information about felon friendly apartments in Colorado Springs and other major Colorado cities.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774419209298842/

Urban Edge Apartments

These apartments that accept felons in Colorado Springs are recommended by Embrave, a community corrections provider for the State of Colorado.

Address: 2409 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Website: https://www.urbanedgeapartments.com/

Falcon Property Company

This property management company in Colorado Springs accepts felons on a case-by-case basis.

Disqualifying felonies:

  • Violent crimes
  • Property crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Sex offenses
  • Manufacture or possession of methamphetamine
  • Homicide

Address: 7222 Commerce Center Dr. Suite 220, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Website: https://www.falconco.com/colorado-springs-homes-for-rent

Greccio Properties

Greccio Properties is a low income housing provider with 28 properties in Colorado Springs.

Felons are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

To join the waitlist for a Greccio apartment go to: https://www.greccio.org/properties

To find other low income housing providers that accept felons on a case-by-case basis, search on the Affordable Housing Online website.

Low Income Housing Colorado Springs: https://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/Colorado/Colorado-Springs

Felon Friendly Apartments Denver Colorado

These apartments and property management companies are known to approve renters with criminal backgrounds in Denver.

Shea Apartments

Operating 9 apartment communities in and around the Denver area, Shea Apartments accepts felons on a case-by-case basis.

You will need to pass a background check and decisions are based on the nature of your offense and date of conviction.

Felony sex offenders and registered sex offenders will not be approved. Felons with convictions for manufacturing methamphetamine, stalking, or homicide will not be approved.

Website: https://www.sheaapartments.com/region/denver/

Four Star Realty

Four Star Realty manages apartments and single-family homes in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Greely. Having a felony won’t always result in a denial.

Sex offenders, felons convicted of violent offenses, and those on the terror watch list will not be approved. Other felonies are subject to review.

Website: https://fourstarrealty.com/

Mobaraz Solutions

Mobaraz Solutions offers supportive housing for sex offenders in Denver.

Website: https://www.mobarezsolutions.org/housing-solutions

Next Steps

  • Call 2-1-1 for shelter programs to cover your immediate housing needs
  • Speak to your parole officer about felon friendly landlords, and transitional and reentry housing
  • Contact Colorado Housing Connect to get help with your search for long term housing

See Also: Housing Assistance For Veterans With Felonies