Section 8 Communities
About Section 8 Communities
Section 8 Communities are located throughout the City of Boulder and offer studio to four-bedroom apartments and townhomes for income-qualified and eligible community members. Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) manages each of these communities and offers additional supportive Resident Services to BHP residents. Many communities are centrally located in Boulder and feature renovated apartment homes, community centers and easy access to RTD bus lines and shopping centers.
After qualifying, residents living in these communities pay approximately 30-40% of income towards rent, and the remainder is subsidized through federal funding.
Am I Eligible?
For the majority of these communities, applicants may earn up to 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) with no minimum income amount necessary. For Canyon Pointe and Glen Willow, applicants may earn up to 60% AMI.
See the income limits chart to determine if your household size and total annual gross income would qualify.
According to program guidelines, eligible applicants include:
- Households with at least one adult member who either lives or works in Boulder County
AND are one or more of the following:
- Seniors, ages 55-62+
- People with disabilities
- Households with children ages 0-6 for Bringing School Home communities
There are a limited number of apartment homes available, if an applicant does not fall into one of the above groups, the chances of receiving an apartment home are limited.
Applicants must also pass a background screening during the eligibility process. To qualify:
- Applicants and household members must be free of evictions from federally subsidized housing within the past three (3) years.
- Applicants and household members must be free of convictions for a crime within the past three (3) years. Households may not qualify if an applicant or household member has been convicted of manufacturing meth and/or is a registered sex offender.
It looks like I might be eligible, which communities would work for me?
Please visit the list of Section 8 Communities to see which locations are specified for adults age 55-62+, people with disabilities, families, and households with children ages 0-6 (Bringing School Home).
What is the "Bringing School Home" Program at Section 8 Communities?
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 is offering Bringing School Home — an innovative program that brings together quality, affordable housing and educational opportunities for the whole family.
Bringing School Home is open to families who live or work in Boulder County, have at least one child under the age of 6, and will pass the housing screening criteria. Families who are accepted into Bringing School Home commit to participating in specific supportive services focused on helping children achieve success in education. Learn more about the program and participating communities.
How do I apply?
For Canyon Pointe, Glen Willow, Manhattan (1 bdrms), Northport and Walnut Place:
Waitlists open briefly at these communities and timing is based on availability of apartment homes. Waitlists last opened July 28-30, 2020 and the next openings have not been scheduled. Please continue to check our website or waitlist hotline at 720-564-4627 for opening dates.
For Broadway East, Diagonal Court, Iris Hawthorn, Kalmia and Manhattan (2-3 bdrms):
Visit Bringing School Home for information about the application process and waitlists at:
Thank you for your interest in Section 8 Communities!