Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Services
The Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Services (EPRAS) program resulted from the passage of the No Eviction Without Representation ballot measure and expands legal and financial services for those facing a potential eviction.
Are you facing a potential eviction? Live in Boulder?
You have access to a new eviction program offering free legal representation and help with rent payments . If you are facing a potential eviction, don’t wait to take action.
Contact our eviction prevention coordinator to assess your situation and connect you to available resources (legal representation, rental assistance and/or mediation) that best meet your needs.
Call 303-441-3414 or for a quicker response, please fill out our online form below.
Legal Services Available: Whether you have an upcoming eviction hearing at court or just received a notice from your landlord, a range of legal services are now available for properties located within the City of Boulder. Speak with an attorney who can explain the process and evaluate your options.
Rental Assistance: Various agencies have funding available to assist with rental payments. The coordinator will direct you to the appropriate agency and support you through the process.
Mediation: Mediation can be an effective process for landlords and tenants to work out an agreement and resolve the situation.
Tenant Advisory Committee
Applications are now being accepted through June10 for current tenants residing in the city of Boulder interested in serving on this committee.
A 5-person tenant committee is being formed in accordance with the new ordinance. The committee will meet once per quarter initially. The committee’s purpose is to:
- Read and analyze meeting packet information.
- Help define desired outcomes and key indicators that should be tracked to measure success.
- Help to ensure that the ordinance is being carried out as intended.
- Provide recommendations on what existing city and community programs could be expanded with additional funding.
- Provide recommendations on what existing and new city and community programs could be funded in future years.
- Provide input on effective strategies and programs to engage residents most affected by inequities in rental housing disparities.
- Assist with community outreach efforts to ensure tenants facing eviction have access to EPRAS services.
Tenant Committee Memebers will:
- Draw from their experiences as renters to help advise on the implementation of EPRAS
- Meet on a quarterly basis
- Receive a $1000 stipend
Information for Landlords
This program is funded by the Long-Term Rental Tax established by a 2020 ballot initiative and the subsequent Ordinance 8412. The ordinance imposes and requires the following for long-term rental license holders:
- A $75 annual tax on dwelling units that require a long-term rental license;
- Requires specific information to be disclosed to tenants in rental leases agreements.