Boulder will allow exemptions to its rental housing licensing requirements to provide additional housing for people in need after the Marshall and Middle Fork fires and the hurricane-force winds that contributed to them.

The order, officially signed Thursday, is meant to prevent displacement or possible homelessness and will exempt new rental properties used to house those impacted from the various disasters from having to obtain a rental license.

Instead, people will need to submit an affidavit of exemption showing the property is being used to house people who have been displaced by the fires or wind as well as a current rental housing inspector’s certification of rental inspection report.

“One of the effects of this disaster emergency is the displacement of many people whose homes have been destroyed or damaged by winds or fire or whose homes may otherwise be unlivable,” City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde wrote in the order. “There is also a known shortage of available housing in Boulder and the surrounding communities.”

The length of the typical rental licensing process is generally dependent on the property owner, according to Boulder spokesperson Cate Stanek.

“Once they have obtained their inspection and submitted a complete application, we issue the license within three days,” Stanek said. “It often depends on the customer’s responsiveness for items that need follow up and their timeline for scheduling the inspection.”

The exemption applies to those who submit an affidavit and inspection report to the city manager on or before Feb. 28. The rental license exemption issued under the order will continue until March 15, 2025.

It accompanies an emergency declaration issued by the city manager on Jan. 2, which the city manager issued and extended as Boulder assisted in response and recovery from the Dec. 30 fire.

Since that time, Boulder has been thinking of creative ways to help and the City Council discussed ideas during an update in the Jan. 4 meeting.

“As we lean into recovery now, I want you to know that we’re already thinking about ways to support those impacted by the fire in additional ways,” Rivera-Vandermyde said.

The city’s occupancy limits, which generally prevent more than three unrelated people from living together, are not being enforced, the city manager noted. Boulder also is considering ways to allow short-term rentals to be rented on a longer-term basis, she noted.

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Boulder will allow exemptions to its rental housing licensing requirements to provide additional housing for people in need after the Marshall and Middle Fork fires and the hurricane-force winds that contributed to them.

The order, officially signed Thursday, is meant to prevent displacement or possible homelessness and will exempt new rental properties used to house those impacted from the various disasters from having to obtain a rental license.

Instead, people will need to submit an affidavit of exemption showing the property is being used to house people who have been displaced by the fires or wind as well as a current rental housing inspector’s certification of rental inspection report.

“One of the effects of this disaster emergency is the displacement of many people whose homes have been destroyed or damaged by winds or fire or whose homes may otherwise be unlivable,” City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde wrote in the order. “There is also a known shortage of available housing in Boulder and the surrounding communities.”

The length of the typical rental licensing process is generally dependent on the property owner, according to Boulder spokesperson Cate Stanek.

“Once they have obtained their inspection and submitted a complete application, we issue the license within three days,” Stanek said. “It often depends on the customer’s responsiveness for items that need follow up and their timeline for scheduling the inspection.”

The exemption applies to those who submit an affidavit and inspection report to the city manager on or before Feb. 28. The rental license exemption issued under the order will continue until March 15, 2025.

It accompanies an emergency declaration issued by the city manager on Jan. 2, which the city manager issued and extended as Boulder assisted in response and recovery from the Dec. 30 fire.

Since that time, Boulder has been thinking of creative ways to help and the City Council discussed ideas during an update in the Jan. 4 meeting.

“As we lean into recovery now, I want you to know that we’re already thinking about ways to support those impacted by the fire in additional ways,” Rivera-Vandermyde said.

The city’s occupancy limits, which generally prevent more than three unrelated people from living together, are not being enforced, the city manager noted. Boulder also is considering ways to allow short-term rentals to be rented on a longer-term basis, she noted.

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