A Bringing School Home Community

Iris / Hawthorn is a group of single-family rental homes, bordered by Iris & Hawthorn Avenues and Broadway & 16th Street, for families participating in Bringing School Home. Residents can enjoy the playground and common outdoor areas that are within walking distance to bike trails, the community gardens and the North Boulder Recreation Center. All homes have been recently renovated and include fenced backyards, additional storage and central air conditioning. Iris / Hawthorn takes part in Bringing School Home – an innovative program that brings together quality, affordable housing and educational opportunities for the whole family. Apartments are offered at rents below market rate and come with rental assistance as part of our Deeply Affordable Communities.

Deeply Affordable

Programs for Households with Children

Waitlist Open through BHP

The waitlist list is currently closed and last opened in February 2022. Boulder Housing Partners accepts all applications and maintains the waitlist for Bringing School Home communities.

Who qualifies for Iris / Hawnthorn?

Iris / Hawthorn takes part in Bringing School Home – an innovative program that brings together quality, affordable housing and educational opportunities for the whole family.

Bringing School Home apartments are open to families who:

  • Currently live or work in Boulder County
  • Have at least one child under the age of 6
  • Commit to participating in specific supportive services focused on helping children achieve success in education
  • Pass the income and qualification criteria

Iris / Hawthorn Income Criteria

Applicants may earn up to 50% of the area median income (AMI). Income is the total combined gross annual income for the household.

Additional Qualification Criteria

  • Student, liquid asset, and homeownership restrictions apply.
  • Applicants and household members must be free of evictions within the past three years and be able to provide two years of satisfactory rental history from a third party. If unable to provide rental history, please contact the community manager where you are interested in applying.
  • All applicants will be required to pass a criminal background check

Apartment amenities

  • Up to 2 pets accepted; cat or dog
  • Utilities (water, trash and sewer) included in rent
  • Non-smoking buildings
  • Washer/dryer hookups
  • Central Air
  • Additional storage
  • Updated homes
  • Private front porches
  • Fenced backyard
  • Close to RTD bus lines
  • Near to Growing Gardens
  • A Bringing School Home community
  • Resident Services available to connect residents to local resources and programming

Local schools

  • Columbine and University Hill Elementary School
  • Casey Middle School
  • Boulder High School