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Temporary Homeownership Program Adjustments

Effective through August 1, 2020  

In response to COVID-19, the City of Boulder Homeownership Program has made temporary program adjustments. These changes are being made in an effort to accommodate social distancing recommendations and promote community safety. 

Viewing a Home Before Entering the Selection Process – Requirement Waived  

Potential buyers are no longer required to view a home before entering the selection process. The prospective buyer is still required to submit a contract within 24 hours of the selection, unless the seller allows more time. Prior to the selection date, prospective buyers are expected to evaluate properties in as much detail as possible and only enter for homes they are seriously interested in buying and feel will fulfill their needs. Suggestions include reviewing photos, descriptions, video tours, if available, and reviewing home details.  

CHFA Homebuyer Education Class – Free Online Class Available  

Applicants continue to be required to complete the CHFA Homebuyer Education Class prior to going under contract on a home. CHFA has temporarily waved the $99 fee for the online version of this class Follow this link to view free online options through CHFA. If applicants are not able to access this online education, please contact the homeownership program. 

Certification Period Temporarily Expanded From 6 to 9 Months

The applicant certification period has been temporarily adjusted from 6 to 9 months. It is hoped the additional three months will allow applicants wishing to recertify extra time to get their materials together. On May 9, 2020, each currently certified applicant was sent a letter with updated dates and deadlines. Please contact us if this letter was not received.

Application and Recertification Documentation – Electronic Submissions Accepted  

The Homeownership Program office is closed through September 1, 2020. As a result, paper applications and recertification documents cannot be received. Program staff are working remotely and can process electronically submitted applications and recertifications.

New Applicants  

The Online Application Portal is currently the best way to submit new applications. 

Recertifying Applicants  

The Online Recertification Portal is currently the best way to submit recertification documentation. Please follow the Recertification Checklist pdf. More information about the regular recertification process can be found on the Application Recertification Page

Alternative Options  

We can accommodate other ways applicants may want to deliver application and recertification documents electronically. For sensitive data we recommend applicants take steps to secure information sent (password protect, secure portals, etc.). Applicants may blacken out social security numbers and all but the last four numbers of accounts. If using an alternative method, please email details to [email protected] 

Cannot Provide Documents Electronically  

Please contact us at [email protected] if electronic delivery is not an option. We will work to accommodate individual needs. 

Physical office closed through at least September 1, 2020

While our physical office is closed, staff are working remotely and continue to provide Homeownership Program services.

City of Boulder Response to COVID-19 

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