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Middle Income Housing Strategy Working Group

Purpose: The Middle Income Housing Strategy working group worked with staff to develop a Middle Income Housing Strategy as a new component within the city’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy. The strategy defines metrics of success and identifies short-, medium-, and long-term actions to address the loss of middle income households in Boulder.


City Council Members:

  • Matt Appelbaum
  • Jan Burton
  • Andrew Shoemaker
  • Lisa Morzel and Mary Young (alternating)

Planning Board Members:

  • Bryan Bowen
  • Leonard May

Middle Income Housing Strategy

Past Meeting Resources

Meeting 1 -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Meeting 2 -- Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Meeting 3 -- Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Meeting 4 -- Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

Meeting 5 -- Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016


On May 3, 2016, City Council approved the formation of a Middle Income Working Group. The purpose, process, scope of work and general timeline are detailed in the Council Memo pdf.

Middle income housing was a focus of the Housing Boulder effort in 2015. A working group, comprised of 10 diverse community members, met monthly from January through May to discuss the issue of middle income housing and potential actions for further discussion. The Maintain the Middle working group’s full discussion is documented on the Housing Boulder web site. Below are links to the fact sheet and group summary.

Feb. 23, 2016 City Council - Middle Income Housing Study - Review and Q&A
Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway, 6 to 6:45 pm
•  Middle Income Housing Study - BBC Research & Consulting pdf

March 29, 2016 City Council - Study Session Meeting - Middle Income Housing Strategy
Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway
•  March 29, 2016 City Council Study Session Memo pdf
•  Supplemental Memo for the Middle Income Housing Strategy pdf
•  Middle Income Housing Strategy Study Session Summary pdf

Maintain the Middle Fact Sheet, March 2015 pdf

Maintain the Middle Summary Report, May 2015 pdf