Homelessness in the City of Boulder
The City of Boulder works hard to reduce homelessness among its residents by providing grants and other assistance to local community organizations (e.g., emergency shelters), support for the development of affordable housing, participating in local and regional services planning and, more indirectly, by supporting programs and services that help people to stay employed and housed (such as child care subsidies and enforcement of the City of Boulder's human rights ordinance).
- 2013 Point-In-Time Homeless Count
On Jan. 28-29, 2013, agencies and businesses throughout Boulder County will conduct a Point-in-Time Homeless count to survey homeless individuals in our community. This survey is critical to educate, raise awareness and focus resources and funding to meet the needs of our homeless populations. City results will be posted when they become available. To volunteer to help with the count and survey, please
- 2012 Point-In-Time results can be found at:
- City of Boulder:
- Boulder County:
- For a summary analysis of Boulder city data: click here.
- Housing First
The City of Boulder's Department of Housing and Human Services supports the Boulder County 10-Year Plan to Address Homelessness goal of reducing homelessness by adopting a Housing First approach. Housing First provides chronically homeless individuals and households with permanent housing coupled with supportive services. This approach is a national best practice which ultimately provides some of our most vulnerable residents long term stability and self-sufficiency.
City council hosted a public hearing regarding a proposed Housing First project to be located on Lee Hill in March, 2012, and further discussed the project at a hearing in April, 2012. At a study session held in December, 2011, Boulder Housing Partners presented information on its outreach efforts and site locations and city staff presented an overview of Housing First, including populations served, outcomes of these programs, how and where to best deliver these programs and land use regulations.
- December 13, 2011 Study Session Memo: Housing First Programs and Related Issues (PDF)
Housing First Public Correspondence: - Sept. 7 - 20, 2011
- Sept. 21 - Nov. 9, 2011
- Nov. 9 - Dec. 7, 20
- Dec. 9, 2011 to current
Boulder Housing Partners is currently conducting a community engagement process. For more information about this process, click here.
- 2012 HUD Funding for Homelessness Assistance Programs...
On March 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will award $201 million to support new local homeless programs across the country. This funding provides critically needed emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent support for individuals and families, and is a significant part of the Obama Administration's strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.
HUD recently awarded $1.5 billion to renew funding to more than 7,100 existing local homeless programs across the U.S. Locally, two Boulder County programs were renewed:
- Housing First Permanent Supportive Housing Project : $274,260
- Permanent Housing at the Drive In Theater: 29,903
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 13:35