Immediate Housing Needs and Resources for the Marshall Fire Aftermath
Dearest Friends, as you may already know, Boulder County recently suffered a terrible tragedy that will take many years to rebuild and recover from. Currently, it has been reported that the Marshall Fire destroyed over 6,000 acres and approximately 1,000 homes and structures in Superior, Louisville, and parts of Broomfield.
For all affected, near and far, I hold you in my heart with warmth and love.
We are here to help!
Entire neighborhoods have been leveled and many homes are damaged beyond immediate livability. The devastating result is that many thousands in our community are without housing. A challenge made even worse in an already tight real estate and rental market.
For perspective, a local architecture firm gave a projected timeframe to rebuild these communities at 2.5 to 3 years. So, not only is temporary housing an immediate need, but long term housing, as well.
** If you know of any potential housing opportunity that could be made available to these families, please do not hesitate to raise your hand. It could be as simple as a few weeks in your guest suite, to a Boulder/Denver area vacation home you are not staying in at current, to a rental with an upcoming vacancy, etc. **
Thank you in advance for your efforts and ideas!
How to help & find help, if needed.
There are numerous avenues available to either offer or receive help. So as to not overwhelm, I have compiled a list of just a few major resources where we can either provide or receive help, if needed.
- Boulder Area Rental Housing Association
- Boulder Office of Emergency Management (BoulderOEM)
- Colorado Responds
- Sister Carmen
- Community Foundation Boulder County, Wildfire Fund
- YouTube: Insurance Town Hall – Boulder County Fires
You will find a plethora of additional resources and information on how to help at each of these organizations.
We Are Here to Help
We all respond to tragedy in our own way. Mine is to take action. If I can be of help to you and yours, please know I am here to do so in any way I am able.
Sending my sincerest wishes for your health and safety.