- Renter Rights 101 (Coming soon.)
This brochure linked to below is designed to provide general information to the residents of the Pikes Peak Region about fair housing laws and practices and related landlord/tenant issues. It is divided into three sections.
- Explanation of the Fair Housing Act.
- Landlord/Tenant Information which provides information for both landlords and tenants regarding the rights and responsibilities of both parties.
- The Community Resources section contains a directory of useful local, state, and federal agencies.
While the information in the brochure is provided to help individuals avoid or resolve conflicts in the area of housing, the information contained herein is not, and cannot substitute for legal advice about a specific problem that you may be encountering. For a legal opinion concerning a specific problem that you may be having, please consult an attorney.
Download the Brochures
You may request a printed copy of the brochure from the Community Development Division.
The Community Development Division is charged with preserving affordable housing, preventing homelessness, and improving struggling neighborhoods. By providing practical resources for renters, we help achieve these goals. Ensuring renters and landlords know their rights and responsibilities helps prevent unjust evictions, and keep people housed.
In collaboration with community partners such as Colorado Legal Services, Pikes Peak Library District and The Justice Center, the Division provides workshops and materials to educate the public on renter rights.
Find help for renters on our Emergency Housing Resources page.
Renter Rights 101
Know Your Lease
- View habitability presentation slides
- Emergency housing resources
- Landlord Tenant Videos by The Justice Center
Call a Lawyer
People with legal questions can get free legal advice over the phone. For more information visit The Justice Center's Call A Lawyer page.
Since 2017 the City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division has collaborated with community partners to present this information to educate residents on renting basics to promote housing stability and reduce evictions. In addition to the City's partnering organizations Colorado Legal Services, Pikes Peak Library District, The Justice Center and Colorado Housing Connects, these sessions are made possible by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
The primary purpose of CDBG funds is to serve low- and moderate-income residents who reside within the Colorado Springs city limits. The Community Development Division also uses its CDBG funds to provide Fair Housing educational opportunities to the community, as part of its efforts to affirmatively further fair housing.
Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit organization helping low-income individuals and seniors in Colorado. The workshops will offer general information for tenants and cannot provide specific legal advice. Low-income residents or senior citizens facing a housing issue can contact Colorado Legal Services at (719) 471-0380 for legal assistance.
The Pikes Peak Library District provides an extensive list of legal resources for residents searching for forms, databases and legal help. All residents can access this by visiting Research.ppld.org/Law or by calling (719) 531-6333 ext. 6058.
The Justice Center works in the Pikes Peak region to decrease the gap in access to justice and legal services. They provide free legal clinics, connect applicants to free and reduced cost attorneys, and participate in community access-to-justice events. Residents can access their programs by visiting JusticeCentercos.org.
Close to Home
Fair Housing Storytelling
In 2019, the City gathered stories from residents at an event called Close to Home using first-person interviews.
Read about that project and hear the stories here: https://www.cpr.org/2019/07/16/discrimination-rising-costs-stories-of-struggling-to-find-housing-in-colorado-springs/