Colorado Division of Housing
1313 Sherman Street
Denver , Denver County , CO

303-866-2033

Waiting List Status: Open

According to the Southwest Center for Independence, The Colorado Division of Housing, in a partnership with Housing Solutions for the Southwest, is opening the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list Aug. 25 for La Plata, Archuleta, and San Juan counties. 

La Plata County residents should come to the Housing Solutions office (295 Girard St) on or after Aug. 25 to apply. The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

More information regarding the opening will be available as we are able to confirm the opening.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Colorado Division of Housing administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 6,554 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Colorado Division of Housing is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Colorado Division of Housing is among the 27% of Colorado housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Colorado Division of Housing scored an average of 95 points. The housing authority had a high score of 103 in 2009 and a low score of 90 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

Colorado Division of Housing has an average score that is more than the average Colorado housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Colorado Division of Housing.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/29/12 Plan
2011 5/12/11 Plan
2010 11/24/10 Plan
2007 6/7/07 Plan
2006 5/12/06 Plan
2005 4/26/05 Plan
2004 5/17/04 Plan
2003 7/17/03 Plan
2002 7/17/02 Plan
2001 5/14/01 Plan
2000 10/4/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Denver from ApartmentSmart

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Large (1,250 - 9,999)

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