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Housing Choice Vouchers with Boulder Housing Partners

Boulder Housing Partners provides rental assistance to qualified community members through our Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. After qualifying, eligible applicants can receive assistance paying a portion of their rent in privately owned apartment complexes or rentals located throughout Boulder County.

Housing Choice Voucher Lottery Opening June 25 – 26, 2024 for applicants who are less than 62 years of age and a person with a disability 

What is a Housing Choice Voucher?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal housing dollars to Boulder Housing Partners to pay a portion of rent for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants. Participants pay approximately 30-40% of their monthly income towards rent, and Boulder Housing Partners pays the remaining balance directly to the rental owner. The word “voucher” refers to this ongoing payment agreement, and “Housing Choice” refers to the community member’s ability to find the home where they’d like to live within the community.

Where can vouchers be used?

Housing Choice Vouchers may be used in privately owned rentals throughout Boulder County such as apartment complexes, townhomes, or single-family homes. Rental owners are essential partners in the HCV program, providing the opportunity for older adults, people with disabilities, and families to find a home in our community. If you would like to partner as a rental owner, please visit our landlord hub to learn more.

Am I Eligible?

Income Information
To be eligible, applicants may earn up to 50% of the Area Median Income with no minimum income necessary:

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Income May Not Exceed$51,100$58,400$65,700$73,000$78,850$84,700$90,550$96,400

Eligibility Criteria
According to program guidelines, Boulder Housing Partners prioritizes assistance to local applicants who are:

  • Living in Boulder County
  • Households with an adult who works at least 20 hours per week within Boulder County
  • Households with an adult child or parent who resides in Boulder County (In this instance, either the applicant family must be, or the immediate family member living in Boulder County must be, a senior over the age of 62 or a person with a disability.)
  • Homeless and currently receiving services in Boulder County

From this group, we then select those who are:

  • Seniors (age 62+)
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Households with children

There are a limited number of Housing Choice Vouchers available. If an applicant does not fall into one of the above groups, the chances of receiving a voucher are limited.

Additional Qualifying Criteria:

  • At least one member of the household must be 18 years of age or older
  • All applicants are required to pass a criminal background check

When can I apply?

A lottery system is used for applicants to become Housing Choice Voucher participants. The lottery opens when we have vouchers available. Exact dates of the openings will be posted on our website and lottery hotline (720-564-4627) at least one month in advance. Our goal is to provide assistance to randomly selected lottery applicants within 6 – 12 months after the lottery is open.

Housing Choice Voucher Videos

Housing Choice Voucher – Applicants

See the Housing Choice Vouchers – Applicants video to learn what Housing Choice Vouchers are, how they work, how to apply, and how eligibility is determined.

Virtual Briefing for New Housing Choice Voucher Participants

See the Housing Choice Vouchers – Briefing video to learn the important next steps as a new voucher holder with Boulder Housing Partners.

How do I reach the Housing Choice Voucher team?

We’re here to answer your questions!
Call: (720) 564-4630
Email: hcv@boulderhousing.org
Schedule an appointment: In-person meetings are offered by appointment only at our main office: 4800 N. Broadway. Call or email us to schedule.
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No appointment is necessary on Wednesdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm.