Founded in 1966, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) is the housing authority for the City of Boulder. Our goal is to make living in Boulder possible and affordable, regardless of income. We are committed to fostering a healthy sense of community in every property we develop.
We build, own and manage 33% of the total inventory of affordable housing in Boulder, making a strong contribution to City Council's goal that 10% of all housing is permanently affordable. We actively seek opportunities to grow our housing inventory. BHP provides assistance nearly two thousand households through five housing programs. Our Corporate Resume presents our full portfolio, which consists of:
- 453 homes that are deeply-affordable, supported by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
- 861 units in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Housing First programs
- 497 homes in the Boulder Affordable Rental program, where the housing was created through a mix of local and state grants, low income housing tax credits and/or conventional financing.
- 139 homes available at typical market rents.
In all of our work, Boulder Housing Partners strives to provide homes, create community and change lives.
Project Renovate is one of Boulder Housing Partners' most ambitious efforts yet to preserve existing affordable housing throughout the city. BHP is one of a select group of public housing authorities approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to recapitalize its public housing properties. By gaining local control of the properties, BHP can ensure quality affordable housing for Boulder’s most at-risk citizens in perpetuity.
In March 2011, Boulder Housing Partners was selected as one of 35 agencies nationwide to participate in the Moving to Work (MtW) Demonstration Program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As an MtW agency, BHP has been given the flexibility to develop policies and procedures outside the limitations of certain HUD regulations, enabling us to better meet the needs of our families and our community.
BHP is honored and excited to be a part of this elite program. The three primary goals of the program are to:
1. Use federal dollars more effectively
2. Create incentives for families to work, seek work or prepare for work
3. Increase housing choices for low-income households
BHP has received numerous awards for organizational, service, and development excellence. See full list here