Administering Funds & Assuring Compliance

The City of Boulder is an Entitlement Community administering HOME Investment Partnership and Community Development Block Grant funds. The Department of Housing & Human Services also administers local funds that include CHAP, Affordable housing Funds in addition to assuring compliance with Inclusionary Housing requirements.

Maintaining the Integrity of Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs

Compliance staff are responsible for assuring compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements through the established management and monitoring procedures. Program policies, procedures and monitoring are mechanisms used for in-depth investigation and overall assessment of compliance.

Information regarding compliance requirements specific to the City of Boulder Homeowner and Rental Housing Programs or Community Development projects may be obtained by contacting the Compliance & Project Manager.

News & Updates

  • Notice to partners: City of Boulder’s Interim Rental Compliance Policy in Response to COVID-19. On March 27, 2020, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law. The law includes important, immediate protections for tenants. The federal eviction moratorium for tenants living in certain types of housing is summarized below. In addition to the types of housing summarized below, the City expects all owners of permanently affordable rental housing units under Covenant with the City to follow the same guidance from HUD on evictions (nonpayment, late fees, etc.).
  • Rental Compliance Orientation: The online Rental Compliance Orientation is now available. This Orientation will serve as a valuable tool for training new Owners and managers of permanently affordable rental housing as well as new property management staff.
  • Update Contact Information: Please be sure to submit any changes in Ownership, Property Management, staffing and property assignments to compliance staff. Contact information can be found in the side bar.
  • Online Annual Tenant Reporting: In December 2019, the city will launch a new web-based tool for submission of Annual Tenant Reports. Please stay tuned for more information.

Rental Compliance

The Housing & Human Services Department works with community partners to provide a variety of housing choices to households at all income levels. In Boulder the market provides housing choices for households with higher income levels. The Affordable Housing Program focuses its efforts on providing permanently affordable housing options to households with incomes at the lower end of the income spectrum.

City Council supports the goal of the City to have at least 15% of the overall housing stock be permanently affordable to households earning income up to ten percent above the HUD low-income limit. In addition, the City is attempting to create an affordable housing continuum that ensures housing choices at every income level. The preservation of existing affordable units is given equal importance to that of the creation of new units and the purchase of land for future development of affordable units.

Housing units produced or acquired through a grant allocation from the City of Boulder or provided through the Inclusionary Housing Program or Annexation are subject to compliance and eligibility requirements in perpetuity. These requirements are formally agreed to by the signing of a Low-Income Housing Covenant prior to the drawdown of any funds or issuance of building permits. These Covenants run with the land and may only be amended by agreement of all signing parties.

Community Development Project Compliance

In addition to providing affordable housing opportunities in Boulder, the City is also committed to providing access to support services for low income residents of Boulder. The City accomplishes this effort by awarding Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to local nonprofit organizations which provide a valuable or necessary service to the community.