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May 24, 2017 - City of Boulder to Begin Accepting Applications for Cooperative Housing on June 1

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Media Contacts:
Gretchen King, Public Works and Planning, Housing + Sustainability, 303-441-3005
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

City of Boulder to begin accepting applications for Cooperative Housing on June 1

On June 1, the City of Boulder will begin accepting applications for Cooperative Housing licenses. The first licenses will be issued on or before July 17. Applications will be available at 1739 Broadway on the third floor or online at An outline of the application and approval process, along with a list of frequently asked questions, is available online as a reference at

Prior to applying for a cooperative housing license, potential cooperative houses must work with an Expert Cooperative Housing Organization (ECHO). The ECHO will provide training to those applying for cooperative housing licenses and certify that they comply with city regulations. Contact information for approved ECHOs can be found online:

There are several enforcement provisions in the ordinance. First, the city has the option of denying a license if the cooperative does not meet city regulations. Cooperatives must maintain compatibility with the neighborhood, and a cooperative can be deemed incompatible if the city receives multiple complaints relating to parking, noise, trash or weeds. The city also has the authority to order a property vacated if the cooperative is in violation of the property maintenance code. Finally, the city has authority to issue notices of violations resulting in penalties ranging from $150 for a first offense to $1,000 for a third, or revoke the cooperative license entirely.

Please contact Sara Easton, Administrative Services manager, at [email protected] for more information. Learn about the cooperative ordinance development and the community’s involvement online: