Housing Legacy Program
The Housing Legacy Program facilitates the donation or bequest of Boulder’s homeowners wishing to leave a legacy of affordable homeownership for the next generation. The homes donated through the Housing Legacy Program are administered by the Division of Housing’s Permanently Affordable Homeownership Program (PAHP). This program is dedicated to making homes in our community available to a variety of residents, offering opportunities for homeownership to those with low, moderate, and middle incomes for an inclusionary housing landscape across the city. PAHP currently administers between eight and nine hundred homes carrying covenants that will keep them permanently affordable into perpetuity.
The Housing Legacy Program is enabled by the donation of homes or real estate from individuals, corporations and other organizations. Your donation or bequest enables the program to make affordable residential housing in Boulder a reality for future generations.
When you support the program, you are investing in the future of a diverse and affordable community. A planned gift to the Housing Legacy Program is a powerful expression of support for the future of our community.
If you would like to join others who have provided for the program in this special way, please contact Jay Sugnet, Senior Housing Planner at 303-441-4057 [email protected].
Janice Zelazo Housing Legacy Day, May 5, 2017
The City of Boulder City Council honors long-time Boulder resident Janice Zelazo for her role in creating the Housing Legacy program. Ms. Zelazo has worked in partnership with the city’s Division of Housing to create the Housing Legacy program. She is also the first person to commit to donating her home to the program. The Mayor and City Council will honored Ms. Zelazo during the May 2, 2017 City Council meeting. Council Member, Mary Young and Deputy Director of Housing, Kurt Firnhaber presented Ms. Zelazo with the official declaration honoring her contributions and dedicating May 5, 2017 as Janice Zelazo Housing Legacy Day.
“Her generous donation will provide more than a great home in a great neighborhood,” said Kurt Firnhaber, deputy director of the Division of Housing. “Her advocacy will help others to see the significant impact their donated homes can have on the community.”
Janice moved to Boulder in 1973, purchased her home in 1979 and has watched as home values continue to rise in the community. Janice wanted to preserve her home as a permanently affordable property for others to enjoy the charm and character of the Newlands neighborhood. Her support does not end there; she will also advocate for the program to various groups around the city.
The city is looking to work with nonprofit community organizations that will can provide additional options for donors that would like to donate and receive a tax-deduction for their charitable giving.