Tenant Advisory Committee seeking new members.
Committee members meet quarterly and receive a stipend of $1000/year.
The Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Services (EPRAS) program expands legal and financial services for those facing a potential eviction. The program helps people resolve eviction-related housing issues through legal services, rental assistance and mediation. If you live in Boulder and are facing a potential eviction, don’t wait to act.
Contact an eviction prevention coordinator to assess your situation and connect you to resources that best meet your needs.
Once you have requested services a coordinator will contact you to discuss your options.
EPRAS staff will connect you to the appropriate resource and offer follow up support as needed.
Additionally, Colorado Legal Services has created informational videos on the following topics:
This program is funded by the Long-Term Rental Tax, which requires the following for long-term rental license holders:
The Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Services (EPRAS) program launched in January 2021 to help meet the needs of community members facing a potential eviction. The program helps people resolve eviction-related housing issues through legal services, rental assistance and mediation.
This program was swiftly implemented after voters passed the No Eviction Without Representation measure in November 2020 and is funded through an excise tax paid by landlords on each property they operate with a rental license. The EPRAS Program is part of the city’s Community Mediation and Resolution Center which works with community partners to provide landlord-tenant mediation and maintains resources for landlords and renters.
The report summarizes the second year of EPRAS program operations. Key highlights include:
In 2022, EPRAS saw an increase in demand for services and rental assistance as pandemic-related assistance programs began to wind down. This trend is continuing into 2023 and the EPRAS team expects to see sustained high demand for rental assistance which will likely exceed the program’s 2023 budget. In this case, adjustments to funding criteria and program guidelines may occur to maximize available funds to help the most tenants.
For information on clients served, outcomes and other program data visit the EPRAS dashboard.