“Folks that are looking at a more modest income and a more affordable rent are having more and more trouble finding that.”
Erin Ganser, Development Project Manager with the Boulder County Housing Authority says that they’re hearing from people in the county that the lack of affordable rental housing in the county is reaching a crisis point due to a lack of available housing and rising rents. Louisville is particularly hard hit with a record low 3.2% vacancy rate with rising rents. BCHA Housing Development Manager Norrie Boyd says people are moving further and further east in Boulder County looking for affordable rents, and that formerly affordable communities like Lafayette, Louisville and Longmont are now out of the price range of many renters.
Find out more about upcoming meetings on the Kestrel affordable housing development in Louisville here.
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher applications will be accepted June 16 and 17, 2015.
Applications can be filled out online, and assistance will be provided to fill out applications in four locations:
- June 16th and June 17th, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.: Boulder County offices, 3400 Broadway, Auditorium.
- June 16th, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Prime Haven Apartments Community Room, Nederland, 170 E 2nd St.
- June 17th, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Walter Self Apartments Community Room, Lyons, 335 Railroad Avenue.
- After June 17th, a lottery system will be used to identify applicants from the waitlist for screening.
Find out more about Section 8 here.