FAQ About Public Housing
What are the program basics?
Public Housing properties are found throughout Boulder. They are owned and managed by BHP. Rent is based on income.
What is the most I can earn and still be eligible?
Residents can earn up to 80% of Area Median Income. See the Maximum Qualifying Income Limits here
What is the least I can earn and still be eligible?
There is no minimum income requirement for Public Housing applicants.
When is the wait list open?
Waitlist opening dates will be available on our website and on our information hotline, 720-564-4627.
If I qualify, how soon will I receive housing?
The waiting period varies from 1 to 4 years, depending on the number of bedrooms you need and how many families are waiting.
How much will my rent be?
Households pay approximately 30% of their household's adjusted gross income, if all household members qualify.
Where are BHP homes located?
Homes are located throughout Boulder. See our Property List for locations.
What size homes are available?
Studio to 4 bedrooms
How many homes are available?
About 450, managed by BHP Property Management and Maintenance departments.
Regarding eligibility, do you give priority to particular groups?
Yes. We give priority to households who live or work in the City of Boulder, and who apply as families, have disabilities, or are elderly.
Must I pass a criminal background check to qualify?
How can I get an application?
To become a resident at one of our public housing properties you must first join our public housing waitist. Opening dates will be available on our website and on our information hotline, 720-564-4627.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed with written prior approval from Boulder Housing Partners.