The city's Homelessness Strategy is built around the belief that Boulder community members should have the opportunity for a safe and stable place to live. The strategy expands pathways to permanent housing and increases access to programs and services. Since its implementation in 2017, Boulder has seen over 1,800 exits from homelessness (as of September 2023).
As part of Homeless Solutions for Boulder County (HSBC), a collaboration between the City of Boulder, the City of Longmont and Boulder County, the city has worked to expand housing opportunities and supportive services, maximize efficiency and effectiveness through partnerships, increase public information and create safe and welcoming public spaces.
Homelessness Strategy Goals
- Expand pathways to permanent housing and retention.
- Expand access to programs and services to reduce or prevent homelessness.
- Support an efficient and effective services system based on best practices and data.
- Support access to basic services as part of a pathway to self-sufficiency and stability.
- Support access to public information about homelessness and community solutions.
- Create welcoming and safe public spaces.
What do I do if I am concerned about someone experiencing homelessness?
If someone is in crisis or there is a reason to worry about immediate safety, call 911. If there is no life-safety concern, please contact the Boulder Police Department’s non-emergency phone line at 303-441-3333. Dispatchers are trained to determine the right personnel to send to the situation, whether it is CARE, CIRT or Police/Fire.
If you have a relationship with someone experiencing homelessness and it feels safe to do so, you can suggest they connect with Coordinated Entry.