Bringing School Home

Waitlist Opening Online November 8-10, 2022 for Bringing School Home Communities

Boulder Housing Partners will open the Bringing School Home waitlist online from 9 am, Tuesday, November 8 through 4 pm, Thursday, November 10, 2022, for 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4-bedroom apartment homes. Bringing School Home is open to families who live or work in Boulder County, have at least one child under the age of 6, and will pass the housing screening criteria. Your family will join a vibrant community of participants who welcome families with young children. Program participants collaborate with BHP’s Resident Services Team to create meaningful opportunities, including classes, services, fun activities and outings, and connections with resources that support children and families to thrive. Eligible applicants will be part of our Section 8 Communities program where residents pay approximately 30-40% of their income towards rent.

When the waitlists open, the link to sign up will be posted on this page. That link will bring you to a questionnaire where you will complete the form and then submit it. Preference will be given to local applicant households with a child under the age of 6, and submitted forms will be processed in a first-come, first-served order.

Income, occupancy, Boulder County, and eligibility guidelines apply. Learn more below and see what may work for you.

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About the Waitlist 

  • Waitlist opening for 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, 4-bedroom apartments for families who live or work in Boulder County, have at least one child under the age of 6, and will pass the housing screening criteria

Signing Up 

  • The form should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to fill out and can be completed from any device with internet access.
  • You will be asked for your household’s total annual gross income and asset information on the questionnaire.  You may want to gather this information ahead of time.
  • Please note that submissions do not guarantee that an apartment is available or that your household qualifies.
  • Only one waitlist submission per household is considered.
  • Be sure to have the form completed and submitted by 4 p.m. on November 10 to be a valid submission.
  • Computers and additional assistance will be available at Boulder Housing Partners’ main office at 4800 Broadway during the waitlist opening.

Once the waitlist closes: 

  • Once the waitlist closes, applicant households with the local preference and a child under the age of 6 will be contacted first, based on the date and time of application when an apartment home becomes available.
  • When an apartment home matching your bedroom size becomes available, you will be contacted to start the full application and qualifying process.
  • If your address or contact information changes, please contact us at 720-564-4630 or hcv@boulderhousing.org.
  • The time you are on a waiting list is based on availability. We are unable to provide a placement number of where you are on the list.

About the Bringing School Home Program 

In partnership with families and community partners, such as Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) and “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) is offering Bringing School Home — an innovative program that brings together quality, affordable housing and educational opportunities for the whole family.

Families who meet eligibility requirements and are interested in participating in educational programming to support their children’s long-term success may apply to Bringing School Home through BHP. Supportive services start when families move into a Bringing School Home community and continue as children move along their educational path toward high school graduation.

Who is Eligible? 

Bringing School Home is open to families who live or work in Boulder County, have at least one child under the age of 6, and will pass the housing screening criteria. Families who are accepted into Bringing School Home commit to participating in specific supportive services focused on helping children achieve success in education.

Which BHP communities participate in Bringing School Home? 

Bringing School Home operates in four deeply affordable communities managed by Boulder Housing Partners:

These communities can access rich resources, including community centers with libraries, computers, Wi-Fi, and comprehensive and long-term educational programs.

What types of educational opportunities are provided? 

In partnership with EFAA, participants receive resource navigation to support housing stabilization, meeting basic needs, and accessing other resources in the community. A wide variety of educational opportunities then continue through BHP’s Resident Services Department, partner organizations, and participant-driven programs. Participating parents will be part of a leadership group that works with the BHP Resident Services Team to implement programs such as:

  • Summer literacy
  • After-school enrichment
  • Dental and developmental screenings for children
  • Field trips to museums
  • Parent/child art and recreation classes
  • Playgroups, parenting classes, and workshops

In addition to programming for young children and parents, older siblings will also receive educational support. If an opportunity arises, children will be invited to participate in the “I Have a Dream” program