Boulder County Housing & Human Services
3460 Broadway Street
Boulder, Boulder County, CO


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Boulder County Housing & Human Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on December 15th, 2015.

The Boulder County Housing & Human Services (BCHHS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in June 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The BCHHS mailed letters to applicants on August 1, 2015, informing them that they would being issuing vouchers in October, 2015. However, a late 2015 notice says that date has been delayed until 2016 because of lack of funding.

For more information, visit the BCHHS website, or call the office at (303) 441-1000.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Boulder County Housing & Human Services administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 0 affordable rental units. It also administers 799 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Boulder County Housing & Human Services is determined to be a No units public housing authority, meaning it manages between public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Boulder County Housing & Human Services between Public Housing Units (0%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (100%) to that of all housing authorities in Colorado, Boulder County Housing & Human Services has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Colorado.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Boulder County Housing & Human Services scored an average of 99 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2003 and a low score of 86 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

Boulder County Housing & Human Services has an average score that is more than the average Colorado housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Boulder County Housing & Human Services.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/21/11 Plan
2011 12/21/10 Plan
2010 1/8/10 Plan
2008 11/8/07 Plan
2007 11/3/06 Plan
2006 11/4/05 Plan
2005 12/3/04 Plan
2004 1/9/04 Plan
2003 2/10/03 Plan
2002 2/19/02 Plan
2001 2/21/01 Plan
2000 6/5/00 Plan