The Homeless Prevention Activities Program was enacted during the 1989 session of the Colorado General Assembly in response to the growing number of families and individuals who lacked the resources necessary to provide for their own adequate shelter. The purpose of the program is to provide assistance to households who are at risk of losing their homes without some kind of community assistance. Funding for the program is made available through a State Income Tax Check-off, which allows Colorado residents to make voluntary contributions on their State Income Tax Return.
Through the Charitable Energy Network and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), they help those in need across Colorado. They also support Energy Efficiency Programs that provide long-term solutions to help needy Coloradoans control their energy use and lower their bills.