Grand County Housing Assistance Fund

The Grand County Housing Assistance Fund is a collaborative effort that came into play after identifying needs in the community for economic sustainability. We ultimately targeted the housing issues that face the residents of Grand County. We feel this aligns with the County’s goals in establishing efforts to address housing shortages, diversify employment and economic revenue sources, and to improve our community’s infrastructure. The Fund is housed as a Designated Fund of the Grand Foundation and is designed to provide housing assistance to eligible applicants.

Deadlines each year

Application deadlines for rental assistance are as follows:
February 27th
May 31st
August 31st
December 1st

Applications for downpayment and mortgage assistance are accepted on a rolling basis.  

The Fund aims to help full-time residents successfully live and work in Grand County. Applicants will be prioritized upon economic need.

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Grant Guidelines

  1. Funding for applicants will be prioritized upon economic need, thus all income statements are required, including, but not limited to, all bank statements, investments and other pertinent documents.
  2. This Fund supports full-time residents only.
  3. Funding will be considered to include but not limited to, members of the Grand County workforce and Grand County families. As defined by the Grand County Housing Authority, an applicant is considered to be a member of the Grand County workforce if they work 32 hours per week or 1600 hours per year in a job located within the boundaries of Grand County. New residents will be considered for assistance if they have employer sponsorship in writing.  If there are any questions about whether a job is qualified, please contact Megan Ledin at
  4. Individuals should be applying for assistance in the form of rental assistance, move-in assistance (i.e. first or last month’s rent), down payment assistance for home purchases, and or mortgage assistance.
  5. If applying for Down Payment Assistance, applicant MUST work with the Grand County Housing Authority prior to submitting application to fund.  This includes but is not limited to applying for GCHA Down Payment Assistance Loan.
  6. This Fund will be used specifically for housing assistance by providing applicants with direct payments to their housing providers.
  7. This Donor Advised Fund of the Grand Foundation will not participate in any political campaign on behalf of any issues or candidates.
  8. If an individual receives duplicate funding for a request, the Housing Assistance Fund monies awarded must be returned.
  9. Requests not following the Application Requirements and Fund Guidelines will not be considered for funding. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  10. Request for prior monies due for housing assistance will not be considered for funding (i.e. back rent). 
  11. An advisory committee will make funding decisions based on economic need and upon completion of committee meetings all applicants will be notified of funding decisions.  Please realize that it takes several days to reach all individuals. 
  12. All funding decisions by the committee are to be considered final.  Any changes to approved grant requests must be discussed and reviewed with the committee prior to any use of granted funds.
  13. Applicants can only apply once annually.
  14. The application should be submitted according to the instructions on the application form. Questions should be directed to Megan Ledin, at 970-887-3111 ext 3 or or Sheena Darland, Operations Manager, Grand County Housing Authority at 970-725-3071 or