DESCI: Community Housing Program


About DESCI: Community Housing Program


The DESCI Community Housing Program provides monthly portable rent subsidies to qualified low-income Denver Public Schools’ employees, retirees, and members of their immediate families ages 60 and above.

The DESCI Community Housing Program provides up to $300 monthly to qualified applicants. If approved, the rent subsidy will be paid directly to the applicant’s landlord and may be used for any property in the Denver metropolitan area, provided it meets The Denver Foundation’s criteria. The landlord must agree in writing to accept the rent subsidy payment directly.

Rent subsidies are generally awarded for a 2-year period. Subsidy recipients must provide evidence of their continued eligibility on a bi-annual basis. 

Eligibility


Applicants must be low-income Denver Public Schools’ employees, retirees, or members of their immediate families ages 60 and older. Immediate family is defined as a DPS employee’s /retiree’s spouse/partner, grandparents, parents, siblings, grandchildren, mothers- and fathers-in-law. The applicant must demonstrate financial need for the subsidy. Financial need for the DESCI program is defined by the HUD “Very Low Income” limit, or having an income less than 50% of the most recent HUD Median Family Income for the Denver metropolitan area. For 2020, those limits are as follows: 1 person $35,000; 2 persons $40,000. Applicants must provide documentation to verify income, eligibility, DPS relationship, and need.

View the full DESCI: Community Housing Program eligibility requirements.

Download the DESCI Application