How Vouchers Works
Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) receives federal funding to provide rental assistance to more than 1,100 low-income households, which allows seniors, people with disabilities and families with children to live in our community. We count on private rental owners, like you, to lease to voucher holders – as without this vital partnership, the program could not exist.
How Vouchers Work
The program works as a rental subsidy, allowing eligible households to pay a reasonable amount of their income toward their rent. When you lease to someone with a Housing Choice Voucher (formerly known as Section 8), the resident pays their rent portion directly to you, and Boulder Housing Partners pays you the remainder through a monthly direct deposit. Voucher holders may be seniors, people with disabilities, and families who have all been approved for the Housing Choice Program.
Renting to a Voucher Holder
Renting to a community member with a Housing Choice Voucher is very similar to renting to others. Homeowners advertise an availability, screen potential residents, then select a new resident as they would normally do.
Before signing the lease and setting up rent payments, there are few steps for the rental owner and the resident to complete, as outlined in this Step-by-Step Guide. In the guide, you'll see that we do an initial inspection of the rental to ensure residents are living in a safe and well-maintained environment, and that we provide this inspection every two to three years thereafter.