245 North 96th Street, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Named after a sparrow hawk that calls the Front Range home, the Kestrel neighborhood of Louisville is Boulder County Housing Authority’s newest affordable housing development. It is located northwest of the intersection of 95th St, also known as Highway 42, and South Boulder Road in Louisville.

Kestrel is a mixed-use inter-generational neighborhood designed by the four guiding principles of affordability, connectivity, sustainability and diversity. It will serve a variety of populations within two distinct, integrated projects:


  • 129 townhome-style units for individuals and families of all ages. The 1-3 bedroom units are distributed among 17 buildings that stand 2 and 3 stories. A variety of floor plans are offered, ranging in size from 623 to 1,310 square feet. All unit entries are from the exterior on the ground floor or the second floor; a partial third story is entered from within a unit.
  • A 71-unit, 3-story apartment building for residents with at least one household member age 55 or older and other household members 18 years of age or older.

All units are income-restricted and have rents below market-rate. Amenities include window coverings, washer/dryer, air conditioning, laminate wood flooring, coat and linen closets, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and energy-efficient appliances such as a dishwasher, refrigerator and stove. There is ample car parking for residents and visitors, many covered, with plenty of bike racks.

Rent amounts include all utilities: heat, electricity, water, trash, recycling and composting. Communication services such as telephone, internet, and pay TV are not included.

Designed to encourage community connection, on-site amenities include a community center with on-site property management and resident services, central mail delivery, multiple parks, and a community garden.

A stone’s throw from downtown Louisville, the development is centrally-located among numerous dining and shopping opportunities, medical offices, cultural amenities, and community events, including grocery stores and restaurants, pharmacies, banks, health clinics and hospitals and schools. Historic downtown Louisville, the primary community gathering space which includes a library, municipal offices, cultural center, restaurants, shopping, and a seasonal farmer’s market, is located ½ mile to the south. A combined senior and recreation center is also located just outside of the downtown area.The site is serviced by two Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus routes, linking residents to communities in all direction. Direct routes connect to Boulder, Lafayette, Superior and Broomfield, and other areas, such as Denver and Longmont, are accessible through park-and-ride connections. In addition to local public transportation, residents with disabilities who are unable to use the regular bus lift system will also be served through private non-profit organizations including Via Mobility, providing call-up, on-demand, door-to-door connections, and Care Connect, transporting seniors and adults with disabilities to medical appointments. Any resident may also use RTD’s on-demand Call-n-Ride service, which serves as an intermediary between regular bus routes within a designated area.

Kestrel offers access to multi-use paths on-site and extended locally and regionally, including a connection to a newer bikeway along Highway 36, which runs 18 miles from Boulder to Westminster. The development is also located close to open space, mountain trails and lakes.

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Applications may be accessed through Boulder County Connect under "Housing" and may be completed on any computer, either home or at a public site, such as a library, senior center, or community center.

For residents who do not have access to a computer and/or need help completing their application, please visit one of the following Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services offices: 3460 North Broadway in Boulder or the Hub, (515 Coffman St) in Longmont.

Last updated on February 14th, 2019


Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
One Bedroom Family (1/1) - $1,105
One Bedroom Elderly (1/1) - $1,105
Two Bedroom Family (2/1) - $1,326
Two Bedroom Elderly (2/1) - $1,326
Three Bedroom (3/2) 1200 $1,532

Kestrel Details

  • 190 one, two and three bedroom units.
  • Water and Sewer utilities included in rent
  • Electricity utility included in rent
  • Heat utility included in rent
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Unit Amenities

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dishwasher
  • Utilities Included
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Washer and Dryer Included
  • Electric Range
  • Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Individual heating and cooling systems

Nearby Amenities

  • Near Park

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Louisville Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Louisville but actual income limits may differ for units at Kestrel.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Very Low Income (50%) $43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800
Low Income (60%) $52,680 $60,240 $67,740 $75,240 $81,300 $87,300 $93,300 $99,360
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