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P.O. Box 1575, Mail Code 640, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1575
30 S Nevada Ave, Suite 604
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-385-5912
Fax: 719-385-5475
Email: housingdevelopment. . .
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

City of Colorado Springs / Housing Development / Programs and Services / Housing Rehabilitation / Lights and Locks for Seniors

Lights and Locks for Seniors

City of Colorado Springs Residents

The Housing Development Division, in cooperation with the Colorado Springs Police Department, provides grant assistance to low-and moderate-income seniors to improve the security of their homes. Security improvements can include deadbolts, peep holes, motion sensor lighting, safety chains, strike plates, replacement of exterior hollow core doors and other improvements.

Homeowner grant maximum: $1,500

Tenant grant maximum: $750


  • You must be 55 years of age or older
  • You must meet the  guidelines located on the Income Guidelines page
  • The property must be your primary residence
  • Tenant: must provide a completed Program Authorization form on the forms page signed by the property owner or authorized agent
  • You must be willing to have a member of the Colorado Springs Police Department Crime Prevention Unit complete a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) inspection of your property.
    Click here for the Crime Prevention Officer in your area.
  • The property cannot exceed current HUD after rehabilitation values
  • The property cannot be located in the floodplain

Once you qualify and have a completed CPTED report, a Redevelopment Specialist will meet with you to discuss the improvements suggested in the CPTED and obtain a contractor to make the improvements.

Apply online here by filling out the Universal Application

For more information, call (719) 385-5912 or e-mail

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