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City of Boulder Housing Rehabilitation Program

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The City of Boulder has contracted with the City of Longmont to administer its Housing Rehabilitation Program.
The City of Longmont will work with homeowners through the application intake process, contracting with an eligible contractor, and the completion of the repair work.

Minimum qualifications for the Housing Rehabilitation programs are that properties must be located within the city limits of Boulder, households must meet income guidelines, and properties must be owner-occupied (see Accessibility Program description below for exception).

Income and Asset Limits: Households’ income and assets may not exceed the limits based on household size. For specific program income limits, please refer to the program descriptions below.

Additional qualifications apply, for more information or to request an application packet, contact Molly McElroy at (303) 774-4648.

General Repair Program

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Designed to help income and asset-qualified homeowners fix problems in their homes such as roofing, plumbing, heating, electrical, etc. Up to $25,000 in assistance is provided in the form of a deferred loan, and is prioritized to eliminate health and safety issues, correct code violations, make the home more energy-efficient, and undertake cosmetic improvements.

To qualify for the General Rehabilitation Program:

The assistance is provided as a deferred loan. A lien is placed on the property and the loan is repaid when the home is sold, refinanced, or is no longer the owner's primary residence, or if the title is transferred. No interest accrues on the loan.

Mobile homes are ineligible for this program. An exception may be made for homes with a permanent foundation on land that is owned by the occupant.

Accessibility Program

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This program makes a home more accessible for income and asset-qualified renters or homeowners with a disabled or elderly family member. Improvements can include construction of ramps, widening of doorways, and modifications to bathrooms and kitchens.

For owner-occupied properties:

  • For projects that cost up to $5,000 in assistance in the form of grant that is not repaid.
  • Projects above $5,000 to a maximum of $10,000 will a forgivable loan (one-fifth of the loan is forgiven each year the homeowner continues to owner-occupy the property. The entire debt is forgiven after 5 years. If the home is sold, refinanced, or is no longer the owner’s primary residence, or the title is transferred before the five-year period, a portion of the loan is required to be repaid).
  • Mobile homes are eligible for the grant

For tenant-occupied properties:

  • A maximum of $10,000 in assistance will be as a forgivable loan (one-fifth of the amount of the loan is forgiven each year a disabled tenant continues to rent the property)

To qualify for the Accessibility Program:

Mobile Home Repair Program

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This grant, up to $10,000, assists mobile homeowners to make emergency repairs that pose a serious threat to the health and safety of the family (e.g., furnace or water heater that no longer work) and weatherization repairs (e.g., insulation, storm windows).

Mobile homes located on a pad or cinder blocks, that have the axles removed, and are located on property not owned by the homeowner are eligible.

To qualify for the Mobile Home Repair Program

Emergency Repair Program

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Assists income and asset-qualified homeowners with emergency housing problems that pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of the household. A grant up to a maximum of $3,000 is available to correct immediate health and safety issues (e.g., inoperable furnace or water heater, and potentially hazardous plumbing and electrical systems). The grant is not repaid.

To qualify for the Emergency Repair Program:

Equal Opportunity: In accordance with the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act, there will be no discrimination against an applicant for these benefits on the basis of age, source of income, sex, race, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or handicap.

Reasonable Accommodation: If you or a member of your household is an individual with a disability, you have the right to request reasonable accommodation for that disability. The City of Longmont is committed to assuring that each individual has an equal opportunity to the use and enjoyment of the benefits of this program. For more information, contact the Rehabilitation Program at 306-774-4648.

TTY service for those individuals with hearing and speech disabilities is available through Colorado Relay Service at 1-800-659-3656.

2019 City of Boulder Area Median Income (AMI) Income

 Family Size
 50% AMI
 66.4% AMI
 1  $40,300  $56,100
 2  $46,050  $64,100
 3  $51,800  $72,100
 4  $57,750  $80,100
 5  $62,200  $86,550
 6  $66,800  $92,950


2019 City of Boulder Maximum Asset Limit

 Family Size
 66.4% AMI
 1 $56,100
 2 $64,100
 3 $72,100
 4 $80,100
 5 $86,550
 6 $92,950
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