Homeownership Program - Temporary Program Adjustments

Effective until otherwise stated

In response to COVID-19, including the Delta variant, 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 – Not Required

Potential buyers are currently not required to view a home before entering the selection process.

After the selection, the winning household will be given an opportunity to view the home. After the viewing, they will be required to submit a contract within 24 hours 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.

If there is a pattern of applicants entering for multiple homes and turning down multiple opportunities to purchase, additional selection limitations may be implemented. Applicants should only enter for homes they are interested in. Thank you.

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.

Application and Recertification Documentation – Electronic Submissions Accepted

The Homeownership Program physical office remains closed. As a result, paper applications and recertification documents cannot be received directly. Program staff are working remotely and can process electronically submitted applications and recertifications.

New Applicants

To receive a link to the program application, interested applicants need to be added to the Application Wait List. This is the best way to start the application process.

Recertifying Applicants

The Online Recertification Portal is currently the best way to submit recertification documentation. Please follow the Recertification Checklist. More information about the regular recertification process can be found on the 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. Please do not email documentation. If using an alternative method, please contact us at homeownership@bouldercolorado.gov to arrange an alternate method.

Cannot Provide Documents Electronically

Please contact us at homeownership@bouldercolorado.gov if electronic delivery is not an option. We will work to accommodate individual needs.

Physical office remains closed

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