Everyone has the right to live in a safe, affordable, and decent home.
Housing is one of the most important supports a person or family can have. Among many other benefits, stable housing can help improve health, children’s success in school, and the strength of our community. Boulder County’s Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) provides short-term rental and/or deposit assistance to community members experiencing homelessness or temporary housing instability. Working closely with our community partners, we provide financial assistance and other supportive services to reduce evictions, housing crises and homelessness to ultimately return our neighbors to stability.
The Housing Stabilization Program administers funds through three funding sources:
Human Services Safety Net for individuals and families experience housing instability
Boulder County’s Human Services Safety Net (HSSN) initiative fills critical gaps in health, housing, and human services supports, and has the backing of our community. The HSSN has invested nearly $8 million in the county’s Housing Stabilization Program, which has over time provided rental assistance for over 2,400 families at risk of homelessness. The funding has also supported our collaboration with many community partners around Boulder County; many of the HSP referrals have come from partner non-profits such as OUR Center, Sister Carmen, and EFAA. The HSSN funds help assist families who are at risk of imminent eviction, are involuntarily doubled-up, or are homeless.
Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) for individuals experiencing homelessness
Funding for the ESG Grant is provided by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) via a sub-sub-recipient award from the State of Colorado and Metro Denver Homelessness Initiative (MDHI). ESG is a HUD Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program that aims to help individuals experiencing homelessness move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing through a combination of rental assistance and supportive services.
Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant for families and transition-aged youth age 18 to 24 experiencing homeless
Funding for the CoC grant is provided by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CoC is also a HUD Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program and aims to help families and transition aged youth experiencing homelessness move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing through a combination of rental assistance and supportive services.