The State of Colorado has launched an official website to aggregate recovery information, news, and resources to further the efforts toward a strong Colorado recovery. ColoradoUnited includes information on where to get help, local information, travel information, and other useful information for flood victims and for those interested in volunteering or donating to recovery efforts.
Low-income communities throughout Colorado have been especially hard-hit by the torrential rains, which have caused eight deaths, destroyed an estimated 1,800 homes, and caused $2 billion in property losses. As a result, the Internal Revenue Service is temporarily waiving some of its rules for low-income housing projects so that owners and operators of low-income housing […]
On September 26, 2013, the City of Boulder Community Mediation Program hosted a question and answer session with local landlord-tenant attorneys to help inform those affected by the recent flooding. Attorneys answered flood-related questions and explained legal rights under the Colorado landlord-tenant law, including the warranty of habitability. The Q&A session was almost 2 1/2 […]
The law firm of Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP (“BHGR”) will conduct a free informational community town hall meeting in Boulder, Colorado that will explain flooding insurance coverage issues in more depth. The topic is: “insurance coverage still possible for flood victims even without flood insurance.” The meeting will be held on Monday, October […]
The Disaster Assistance Center has released a handout that provides valuable updates on local rental housing issues in Boulder County. It also discusses transitional sheltering assistance from FEMA. To learn more, you can download the complete Handout right here.
Homeowners using privately owned access roads and bridges that were damaged as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides may receive limited disaster assistance help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA) program is available to help homeowners, renters and business owners in nine […]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of Colorado, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible evacuees of the state’s severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides whose neighborhoods are not accessible or whose houses have been destroyed to stay in a hotel or motel for a […]
Victims of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on Sept. 11, 2013 in parts of Colorado may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. Following recent disaster declarations for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers in Colorado will receive tax relief, […]
The City of Boulder Community Mediation Program is hosting a question and answer session with local landlord-tenant attorneys on Thursday, Sept. 26, to help inform those affected by recent flooding. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in city council chambers at 1777 Broadway. Attorneys will answer flood-related questions and explain legal rights under […]
The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has approved certain waivers to assist Colorado in meeting the nutrition assistance needs of FNS program participants and low-income residents impacted by severe storms, landslides, mudslides, and flooding. For a limited time, the state will be operating Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (D-SNAP) and accepting […]