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​Housing for Specific Populations

Senior Housing and Support Services 

Older adults make up one of the most knowledgeable and socially active groups in the City of Thornton. For those who want to stay independent and healthy, the links on the right provide a variety of housing options and support services offered through the City and local community.  Older adults are also invited to visit the Senior Center located in Original Thornton.  

Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities 

Numerous programs are available to assist residents with disabilities in finding housing and living safely in their homes.  This includes assistance with purchasing home or making needed repairs or renovations.  Review the information below and follow the links to the right for more information.

Home Buying Assistance

  • Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation: CHAC provides financial assistance of $8,500 at a 1.5% interest rate for people with permanent disabilities or parents of a child with a permanent disability. Call 303-572-9445 for more information.
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority: The HomeAccess program provides down payment and/or closing cost assistance of up to $25,000 in conjunction with a HomeAccess first mortgage loan. There are income and home price limitations so please visit the website for details or call 303-297-7376.

Rights and Discrimination

People with disabilities are protected under the federal Fair Housing Act.  Follow the link to the right for more information on rights and who to contact if you have concerns about discrimination.

Housing Resources for Veterans 

Houses with American Flag Veterans represent approximately 6% of Thornton's population.  This page provides a summary of housing resources and assistance available to veterans in the Thornton area.

Emergency Housing Assistance

The following organizations provide services to help veterans find and remain in stable housing.  Services include assistance with rental deposits and utility payments, legal and financial planning, employment assistance, and case management.  Contact the agencies below for more information.

Volunteers of America Back Home Program: 2660 Larimer St. Denver, 303-297-0408

Homes for All Veterans: 9900 E. Illiff Ave. Denver, 303-368-3831 or 855-838-7428

Affordable Rental Housing

VASH Vouchers: Vouchers allow veterans to pay only 30% of their income on qualified rental housing.  For information, contact the Denver VA Medical Center at 303-399-8020 ex. 4328.

Homeownership Assistance

VA Loans and Refinancing: Lower interest rates or flexible qualifications may be available to veterans to help purchase a home, refinance, or make home modifications.  Visit the Denver Regional Benefits Office at 155 Van Gordon St. Lakewood, or call them at 1-800-827-1000.

Property Tax Exemptions: Active duty military or disabled veterans may be eligible for property tax exemptions.  Contact the Adams County Assessor at 720-523-6038 for more information.

Additional Resources

VOA Veterans Services: 2660 Larimer St. Denver, 303-297-0408

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1

Behavioral Healthcare Drop-in Center: 690 West 84th Ave Thornton, 303-361-8180