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City of Boulder Issues Emergency Order for Rental License Exemptions

As a result of the extremely high demand for immediate housing for the families who lost their homes or sustained significant damage due to the recent fires, the City of Boulder has issued an emergency order to make it easier for more homes to become available as rental properties to affected families.

According to Tonia Pringle from the city of Boulder, “The emergency order allows for properties that are not currently licensed or [within a 90 day renewal period], to apply for a temporary long term rental license to offer housing to victims of the fires.”

The exemption/temporary license is valid to 3/15/2025 (3 years) and requires a regular rental inspection for safety, however, is exempt from SmartRegs and Outdoor Lighting requirements.”

This does not apply to existing rentals, or those coming up for renewal. It also does not apply to “professional landlords,” nor does it apply to affordable housing units, according to the city.

Here is the link to the city’s website to fill out the Emergency Order Rental License Exemption Affidavit. A rental inspection to check for safety issues must be included prior to anyone moving into the home.

This exemption is time-sensitive. Your application to the city must be received by February 28, 2022, and an inspection must be done prior to occupancy!

Thank you to Scott Home Inspection for bringing this to my attention!

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REALTORS Announce $2,000,000 Relief Grant for BOCO Fire Victims

REALTORS® Announce $2 million relief grant 

for victims of Boulder County fires

Application process now open to displaced residents

A $2 million grant from the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to be distributed to victims of the December 2021 fires that ravaged Boulder County, destroying more than 1,000 residential properties.

Funded through donations from REALTORS® and REALTOR® organizations and administered by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation, the grant will provide eligible applicants up to $3,000 of assistance per household impacted by the recent fires. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants, victims of the Boulder County fires who have been displaced from their primary residence, based upon certain qualifications. The funds must be used for one of the following:

  • Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by the wildfire disaster; or
  • Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the wildfire disaster.

Grant details and access to the online application process are available at: Application requests will be accepted until all funds have been distributed or until April 8, 2022. A panel of local professionals will review and verify the applications and supporting documents with relief checks issued weekly.