Boulder Area Rental Housing Association
BARHA is the premier advocate and information source for residential rental property owners, managers and related business service professionals.
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COVID-19 Updates/Resources – see our Resources Page for More Information
The Boulder Area Rental Housing Association (BARHA) held an emergency Board meeting on 3/17/2020. We certainly recognize these are unprecedented times.
We are provided member documents related to financial hardship for tenants and have sent them to the membership. If you are a member and have not received the forms,
Contact our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Of Boulder Updates
Renewals for Rental Licenses Extended 90 Days
The City Of Boulder is pro-actively extending renewals for rental licenses 90 days in relation to the inspections. They are hoping this will help to alleviate any concerns with allowing an inspector into a tenants’ home until the community restrictions are lessened. For More Information, click here
Tax Payment Deadline Extended to July 15th
Per the IRS, The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Link to Additional Resource
COVID-19 Business Resources
Whether you are a vendor member or an owner/property manager, you are most likely being impacted financially by this situation. Here are some resources that may help your business:
Colorado Office of Economic Development COVID-19 Business Resource Center – click to learn more
Here are just a few items that are covered on the website:
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses
- Deferment of Existing SBA Loans: The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, will be automatic.
- Special Enrollment Period for the Uninsured to get Health Insurance: The Division of Insurance and Connect for Health Colorado established a special enrollment period for uninsured Coloradans to get health insurance. Uninsured people will be allowed to enroll in individual health insurance plans (meaning plans NOT from an employer) from March 20 through April 3, 2020. Coverage will be effective starting on April 1, regardless of when someone enrolls during that window. Click here to learn more: Connect for Health Colorado
Colorado Work-Share Program – click to learn more
The Work-Share Program gives you an alternative to laying off your employees. It allows you to let your employees keep working, but with fewer hours. While they are working fewer hours, the CO Dept of Labor & Employment pays them part of their regular unemployment benefits
CU Boulder – Can You Help?
A Note from CU Boulder from Friday: With the recent announcement out of CU a couple days ago, we continue to do our best on educating students around partying, unhealthy/healthy situations, and sharing information on social distancing, and safe-party behaviors. We know that we cannot stop the students from socializing, but we do know that we can educate them on how to do it safely, respectfully, and responsibly.
Please help reiterate the CDC/CO Dept of Health messages about COVID19 to students when possible.
Here is new information that was released from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment yesterday: DENVER, March 15, 2020: To best protect public health, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is recommending that Coloradans follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance released today. The guidance states that the CDC “recommends that for the next eight weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.”
For COVID19 guidelines, see the resources below:
Boulder County Health Department: 303-441-1100 https://www.bouldercounty.org/departments/public-health/
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE) www.cdphe.state.co.us
CO HELP: COVID-19 hotline: 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ▪ www.cdc.gov
COVID-19 link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
National Multifamily Housing Council: Corona Resources for Apartment Firms: https://www.nmhc.org/research-insight/analysis-and-guidance/emergency-preparedness/coronavirus-resources-for-apartment-firms/