BARHA - Boulder Area Rental Housing Association
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Boulder Area Rental Housing Association

BARHA is the premier advocate and information source for residential rental property owners, managers and related business service professionals.

“Wow! I had no idea what a resource this is.  Thank you!”

“As a landlord and rental property owner I’ve learned that BARHA membership is priceless.”

 

Save The Date: BARHA Vendor Showcase & Colorado Legislative Update

Please accept this invitation to participate in our upcoming Vendor Trade Show Event

Thursday, May 14 12:00 – 2:00 at the Avalon Building, 6185 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80303

 This event is a great way for vendors to showcase their businesses to our owners.

 

Owners: Need a new roof?  Need carpets cleaned?  We have your connection!

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn all about the services provided by our vendor members.  This is a fast-paced, no pressure environment where owners have the opportunity to talk with vendors one on one.  DON’T MISS all of the great door prizes that you will be eligible to win!!!  This event will also include our annual Colorado Legislative Update reviewing all of the legislation impacting you.

 

Vendors: This is a tremendous chance to get in front of numerous prospective customers.  You must be a member to participate.

The Vendor Details 

Cost: BARHA strives to keep the cost of the event low.  There is a great level of exposure to our 13,000 unit owner members and dozens of door prizes for everyone who attends.

  • Full Table: $425 + (includes 2 lunches- $60 value). 8 ft table which can have 3-4 vendor hosts.
  • Half Table: $195 + lunch cost ($30 per person). 4ft (1/2 of a table) that is shared with another vendor.  You may have 1-2 hosts at a ½ table.  No floor booth displays are allowed at a ½ table.

Click Here to Register

 

Current News

COVID-19 Updates/Resources

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 jen@barhaonline.org.

City Of Boulder Updates

Stay At Home Emergency Order Takes Effect at 5pm Tonight

Yesterday Boulder issued a Stay At Home Order effective 3/24/2020 at 5pm. It will be in effect until 4/10/2020 and may extend as needed.
The ordinance defines the following businesses as essential businesses and infrastructure:
Section 6, f. Essential Businesses. For the purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residences to work for or obtain services at any “Essential Businesses” which for purposes of this Order means:
  • 9. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses;
  • 23. Residential establishments and facilities, including hotels, motels, and shelters for seniors, adults, and children;
For the complete Emergency Order, click here

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

City of Boulder Buildings Closed

The City of Boulder has closed all city buildings and facilities to the public effective March 15 through March 29. The city previously announced the cancellation of all boards and commissions meetings and the closure of libraries, recreation centers and age well centers through March 29. The city will continue to provide essential city services to the community, including public safety, water utilities and emergency response services. Non-essential city employees will work remotely through March 29.

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:
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

Letter from BARHA Board of Directors:

We know that you are getting news from various sources currently and that things are changing rapidly. We wanted to give you a few quick updates that may impact you and share a letter that the BARHA board of directors has composed regarding COVID19. We are frequently reassessing the situation and may be sending further communications as news develops so please monitor your emails.

BARHA Members:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are closely monitoring the situation and spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  We know that information is changing rapidly and that the potential of disease spread is of utmost importance.  Apartment owners and managers are working hard to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  BARHA has worked with an attorney to provide these guidelines for our membership:

Regarding Association Group Gatherings

As an association, we have decided to suspend all in-person meetings for the next 30 days.  This will include our April 9th luncheon which we hope to offer as an on-line educational opportunity for members. We will continue to monitor the situation.

Regarding Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities

The Boulder Area Rental Housing Association (BARHA) recommends that landlords and property managers follow CDC recommendations regarding precautionary measures related to preventing the spread of the virus.  CDC Steps to Prevent Illness include:

  • Encourage Handwashing
  • Avoiding close contact
  • Staying home if you are sick
  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Wearing a facemask if you are sick
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily

Encourage tenants to communicate requests via phone or email.

Consider canceling large public events to minimize the spread of germs.

Frequently sanitize multi-family common areas and commonly touched elements.

We will be sending more information in the coming days.

Sincerely,

BARHA Board of Directors

 

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.”

20th Judicial District/Boulder County

MARCH 15, 2020 Notice Regarding COVID-19 Courts and Probation will be closed Monday, March 16, to Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All nonessential operations will be limited through May 31, 2020. Notices will be sent in cases that are rescheduled. Updates on court operations will be posted at (www.courts.state.co.us).

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

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

  • 48 Units

    “BARHA is the most valuable organization Landlords and Agents have in the Boulder area. The representation it has afforded my company has saved thousands of dollars in legal fees alone!”

    48 Units Owner - Property Management Company in Boulder County
  • 18 Units

    “BARHA has been a great way to meet and develop relationships and at the same time, find out what is going on in our community. I find out more info at these meetings than is available at any other source.”

    18 Units Owner
  • 8 Units

    “As an out of city owner, my BARHA newsletter has been an invaluable resource to keep me abreast of events, new laws, hot topics, etc. in the City. Just keeping up with the new laws alone is a problem when you don’t live in the City. I have no doubt that what I’ve learned from BARHA has kept me and my properties out of trouble!”

    8 Units Owner
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