Affordable Rentals

We offer a variety of rental homes ranging in size from studios to four bedroom units throughout Boulder County, in Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons and Nederland. BCHA is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing quality homes at affordable prices.


Submit a fully completed BCHA rental application, If/when you are offered a unit, staff will conduct a background check for each adult member of your household age 18 and over. At that time, staff will collect a fee of $10.95 for each background check. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid by a personal check or money order. Cash will not be accepted.


Minimum Age: Applicants/Tenants must be at least 18 years of age to enter into a lease agreement.


For each adult 18years and older:
  • Copy of Social Security Card; AND
  • Copies of Identification (ANY of the following): state-issued driver’s license, state-issued identification card, Resident Alien Card or Government-Issued Passport.
For each minor child under 18 years of age:
  • Copy of birth certificate; AND
  • Copy of Social Security Card.


Applicants must have:

  • A combined gross income (before taxes and deductions) of at least 1.5 times the rent of the offered unit or a (Section 8) Housing Choice Voucher; AND
  • A minimum of six (6) months of steady employment OR a verifiable, sufficient source of income (such as Social Security, SSDI, etc.); AND

Rental History

Two (2) years of satisfactory rental history is required.

Criminal History

BCHA will conduct a national criminal background check for all adults age 18 years and older. You may be denied housing if the following apply to you:

  • A felony arrest or conviction within the past six (6) years; AND/OR
  • An arrest or conviction involving a violent or sexual crime; AND/OR
  • Use of methamphetamine in the last 12 months or use of a controlled substance other than meth in the last six months.; AND/OR
  • A consistent record of arrests, misdemeanors or felonies.

  • Eligibility Requirements

  • Proof of income for each person who works (ANY of the following):

    • Copies of the last 3 paycheck stubs, or
    • Copies of the most recent bank statement for each family member’s bank account(s).
    • A completed “Verification of Earnings” Form (Attached to back of application)
    • Copies of the most recent W-2, or
    • Copies of the most recent Income Tax Return, or
    • A letter from your employer, on company letterhead with the name, address and telephone number of the company – the letter should contain the following:
      • Name of Employee
      • Date of Hire
      • How many hours employee works per week
      • How much employee earns per hour

    For each adult over 18 years of age: Original Social Security Card and Copies of Identification (ANY of the following):

    • State issued Colorado Driver’s License
    • State issued Colorado Identification Card
    • Green Card (Green Card requires a signed affidavit and will be verified through the appropriate agency)

    For each minor child under 18 years of age:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card (if applicable)

    For each adult over 18 years of age: $10.95 each for a Criminal Background Investigation.

    Rental Properties:

    Louisville Rental Properties:

    Lafayette Rental Properties:

    Longmont Rental Properties:

    • 1410 Emery Court - Number of Units 4
    • 146-148 E. St. Clair - Number of Units 2
    • 1816-1822 Cambridge Drive - Number of Units 6
    • Meadows Apt. 80 21st Ave. - Number of Units 12
    • Check for All Available Property

    Lyons Rental Properties:

    Equal Housing Opportunity

    The Housing Authority of the County of Boulder, Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs or activities.

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