COVID-19 relief legislation moves forward

By Ark Valley Voice Staff

ARK VALLEY VOICE

Bills Prioritize Personal and Economic Support for Vulnerable Communities

Three critical bills for Coloradans passed the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday. These bills use funds from the federal CARES Act to provide direct relief to Coloradans for housing assistance, utilities, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. These bills now move to the  Senate Appropriations Committee.

“By working swiftly, we hope to prevent unprecedented displacement and economic hardship in our communities,” said Sen. Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada). “These bills direct federal funds toward assistance in housing and utility services, translating into direct relief for Coloradans impacted by the coronavirus.”

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