Boulder County Housing Authority

3460 Broadway, Boulder, CO

There are two waiting lists open now and two more waiting lists opening soon offered by Boulder County Housing Authority.

Boulder County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Boulder County, Colorado Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Boulder County, Colorado Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Canopy at Red Oak Park Open Until Further Notice
The Spoke on Coffman Open Until Further Notice
Hillside Square Closed

Boulder County Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Boulder County.

Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Colorado Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Soon: Boulder County, Colorado Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is opening soon.

The BCHA will accept applications for this waiting list for one day only on February 8, 2023 at 8:30 am, until 4:30 pm MT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Seniors (age 62+)
  • Individuals ages 18+ with a disability
  • Households with children

Selected applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information: visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA notice on January 17, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Boulder County, Colorado.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (303) 441-3929 option 1 for English and then option 0 to leave a message for the receptionist at least 48 hours prior to February 8th or use Relay Colorado at 1/800-659-2656.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/25/2023.

Open Soon: Boulder County, Colorado Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is opening soon.

The BCHA will accept applications for this waiting list for one day only on February 8, 2023 at 8:30 am, until 4:30 pm MT.

Please note: According to the BCHA, "In order to qualify for a Mainstream voucher, the household must have someone in the household between the ages of 18 and 61 years of age with a documented disability and be under 50% of the Area Median Income limit for Boulder County".

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Seniors (age 62+)
  • Individuals ages 18+ with a disability
  • Households with children

Selected applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information: visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA notice on January 17, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Boulder County, Colorado.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (303) 441-3929 option 1 for English and then option 0 to leave a message for the receptionist at least 48 hours prior to February 8th or use Relay Colorado at 1/800-659-2656.

Last Updated on 01/20/2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Canopy at Red Oak Park Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Canopy at Red Oak Park is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, contact the Canopy at Red Oak Park leasing team at canopy@boulderhousing.org or (720) 778-2501.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA public notice on November 9, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Boulder, Colorado.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (720) 778-2501.

Last Updated on 11/12/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: The Spoke on Coffman Waiting List

The Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at the Spoke on Coffman is currently open.

The BCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of January 20, 2023, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information: visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA notice on January 20, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Longmont, Colorado.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (720) 812-3006 or via email at hhsbchawaitlist@bouldercounty.org.

Last Updated on 01/25/2023.

Closed: Hillside Square Waiting List

The Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Hillside Square is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 6, 2020, until October 7, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Press Association Network public notice, as of September 28, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Louisville, Colorado.

Last Updated on 10/07/2020.

About Boulder County Housing Authority

About the Boulder County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Boulder County Housing Authority manages 853 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 676 3 75 2 60 32
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,084 $660 $1,400 $0 $1,016 $1,038
Monthly Cost $732,881 $1,979 $105,002 $0 $60,964 $33,231
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 12% having issued approximately 60 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,923 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

36% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Boulder County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 43% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Boulder County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $386 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,094. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $111.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.