Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County has partnered with the Boulder Area Rental Housing Association (BARHA) to help ensure residents displaced by the Marshall Fire have access to a list of comprehensive housing resources as they navigate recovery following the disaster. These resources are available at marshallfirehousing.com.
“It is an overwhelming experience for those impacted by the fires to find housing in this market. To help reduce the stress of locating a home, we created a single webpage with available housing options and associated resources to facilitate the process of finding a new place to live,” said Jennifer Crowell, Executive Director, BARHA. “I am thankful for all of the BARHA and community members who have contributed. In the past few days, I have talked with many of our members who have already housed one or many of the individuals and families who were displaced. We feel privileged to be able to provide a helpful resource for our community during this devastating time.”
Displaced residents can visit the BARHA webpage for frequently updated available properties and resources in the region. Individuals and landlords with available homes who are interested in listing properties available for displaced residents should complete the form at the top of the www.MarshallFireHousing.com page. Property owners will be solely responsible for qualifying, interviewing, and communicating with prospective tenants.
“Community members impacted by the Marshall Fire need short- and middle-term housing and other supports while they rebuild,” said Boulder County Community Services Director Robin Bohannan. “Our entire community is rallying around these residents and we are grateful to our multi-jurisdictional partners and BARHA for supporting efforts to connect impacted residents to available homes as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center is also offering a range of services for community members impacted by the fires. The Disaster Assistance Center is located at the Boulder County Southeast County Hub at 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. Additional information is available at www.boco.org/MarshallFire and www.boco.org/MarshallFireEspanol.
“Following a disaster such as the Marshall Fire, it can take some time for recovery resources to become clear,” said Boulder County Disaster Recovery Manager Garry Sanfacon. “Boulder County is working closely with our partners at the local, regional, state, and federal levels right now to bring as many resources to this community as possible. While we may not be able to immediately address all needs, it is vital for anyone who has suffered losses related to the Marshall Fire to come in and register with us at the Disaster Assistance Center so we can provide the help we have now and also be able to connect you with resources we may have in the future.”
The following resources are available at the Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center:
- Consultation on property loss and filing claims for assistance
- Gift cards for replacement of food and transportation costs
- Information about short- and long-term housing
- Help with vital records
- Referrals to emergency shelter
- Food assistance
- Mental health services
- COVID-19 tests
- Tetanus, COVID-19, and flu vaccinations
- Transportation vouchers
- Referrals for personal finance planning
Assistance is available in English and Spanish at the Disaster Assistance Center, and other languages and accessibility needs can be supported as well.