The Housing and Human Services Department's mission is to provide resources and community connection so everyone can experience Boulder as a just, inclusive and equitable community. In 2021, that mission came to life in many ways, including:
- Distributing more than $7.5 million in human services, health equity, community development and affordable housing grants in 2021, to 60 community agencies.
- Helping 137 people exit homelessness (through Oct. 31).
- Investing over $20 million towards creating permanently affordable homes in our city.
- Adding approximately 150 new homes to our inventory of permanently affordable homes.
Additionally, two new programs began this year in direct response to needs in our community:
- The Crisis Intervention Response Team, which is a mental health co-responder program and partners with the Boulder Police Department to dispatch mental health providers to emergency calls where people are facing such challenges.
- The Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance program, which helps keep people housed with both legal services and financial rent relief.
The impact of those metrics and initiatives is so much more than the numbers. A wide array of programs and services in housing, mental health, homelessness and the arts, to name a few, is supported by these efforts. Over time, our focus in these areas helps bring about community-wide stability, resilience and equity and we look forward to continuing this work with our community partners in 2022.
Learn more on the Housing and Human Services webpage.