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 to nearly two thousand households through five housing programs. Our Annual Report presents a closer look at BHP communities, which consist of:
- 560 homes that are deeply-affordable, supported by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
- 1241 vouchers in the Housing Choice (formerly Section 8), Project-Based and Housing First programs
- 530 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.
- 280 homes available at typical market rents.
In all of our work, Boulder Housing Partners strives to provide homes, create community and change lives.
Boulder Housing Partners conducts business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and the Violence Against Women Act.
In partnership with Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) and other community partners, such as “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) is offering Bringing School Home — an innovative new program, designed to close the achievement gap, that brings together quality, affordable housing and educational opportunities for the whole family.
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