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Housing & Human Services
For the health and safety of our staff and visitors, Boulder County Housing and Human Services has closed our offices due to the current COVID-19 health concerns. We are providing all services remotely and you can continue to contact us and submit questions. Read about the many resources available at Resources. Call us at 303-441-1000 or text us at 303-441-1069 for help or see the other ways to reach us.

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Housing & Human Services

We are building a healthy, connected community that empowers people and strengthens families by confronting the root causes of crisis and instability. Primary focus areas for us today are investing in early childhood well-being and education, greatly expanding access to affordable and decent housing in our community, and integrating data systems so we have a full picture of the needs of every neighbor who seeks our help. We believe in strengthening multiple generations through prevention-based integrated services: getting the right mix of supports – as early as possible – to each person in the family who needs them.

  • Read our Building a Community of Hope report, which features our participants talking about what we do and how it is helping them and their families. We also have an Executive Summary that provides a general overview of our work.
  • Here is a quick-reading two-pager about Boulder County Housing and Human Services.
  • Our former director, Frank Alexander, received national recognition for his leadership in health, housing, and human services across the country. This award, from the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), is a reflection of his understanding of the power of prevention and the importance of working with families and individuals to wrap them in the supports they need – where they are and when they need it. BCDHHS carries on this vision into the search for a new department director.
  • What should we do to boost child well-being? Recognize child maltreatment as the public health problem it is and create collective community ownership around proactively supporting vulnerable families. Read this brief former director Frank Alexander wrote for the federal Children’s Bureau. Prevention is the future of child and family well-being: see why.
  • Here is a presentation (“Building a Vision for Child Welfare“) that Boulder County Housing and Human Services former director Frank Alexander and Montgomery County Health and Human Services Director Uma Ahluwalia shared at the Children’s Bureau ACF meeting in Washington, D.C., July 18, 2018.

Our Programs

Former BCDHHS director Frank Alexander talks about the department’s focus areas in supporting our community

Community Partners Forum

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, the Boulder County Departments of Housing and Human Services and Community Services and Boulder County Public Health hosted a Community Partners Forum with over 50 leaders from across the county at the St. Vrain Community Hub in Longmont. Here is the report from that forum.

Safe Zone

All community members are welcome in all county buildings.

Governing Magazine

Immigrant Resources for our Community

Boulder County has always placed a high value on inclusion. Visit for resources and services, immigrant rights supports, and legal information.

BCDHHS Featured in Governing Magazine

In summer 2016, Boulder County Housing and Human Services was featured in Governing Magazine for our visionary work in our community. The article focused in particular on our successful prevention-based, wraparound approach to supporting people in need.

Boulder County Housing & Human Services Featured in APHSA Annual Report

The American Public Human Services Association tracks innovation and transformation in the delivery of health, housing, and human services supports across the United States, and recently featured BCDHHS in its 2016 Annual Report.

2016 CDC HUD ASTHO Convening: Cross-Sector Collaboration to Address Housing Instability

Throughout the country, health systems are beginning to partner with social service providers, local government agencies, and stakeholders from many other sectors to address the Social Determinants of Health. At a November conference in Atlanta, BCDHHS Director Frank Alexander had an opportunity to share his thoughts around how housing instability is closely linked with poor health outcomes, and the ways in which BCDHHS is integrating prevention-oriented supports to address this.

Governing Conference 2015

BCDHHS Director Frank Alexander was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Governing Health and Human Services Summit in Washington, D.C. He was asked to address this question: “How can HHS leaders coordinate systems integration, early intervention, and collective impact strategies to facilitate a new framework for sustainable change?”

Human Services Innovation

Please see these recent reports featuring Boulder County’s innovative approach to integrated human services delivery.

Boulder County Connect

Boulder County Connect helps clients track and manage the supports they receive through Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services, from Food Assistance (SNAP) to Cash Assistance (TANF), and from Housing Choice Vouchers to Foster Care (and everything in-between). You can see the status of a case, find out if there are verifications needed, and even upload documents directly into the system.

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Phone: 303-441-1000
TTY: 1-800-659-3656
Fax: 303-441-1523
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P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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