Colorado Division of Housing
1313 Sherman Street, Room 500
Denver, Denver County, CO

303-866-2033 http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DOLA-Main/CBON/1251590375290

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Colorado Division of Housing (CDH) administers individual Section 8 waiting lists through contracts with local housing authorities in Colorado. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.


The Housing Authority of the City of Alamosa (HACA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely. For more information, visit our HACA web page here.

The Housing Authority of the Town of Yuma (HATY) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely. For more information, visit our HATY web page here.

The Estes Park Housing Authority (EPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for more than five months in February 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply in 2015
  1. Download the online pre-application.
  2. Visit the EPHA office to pick up a pre-application.
Once the pre-application was completed, it must have been submitted at the EPHA office in person, or mailed to the EPA office. 

Applicants were placed on the waiting list in order of the date and time the pre-application was received.

For more information, call the EPHA office at (970) 577-3730. 

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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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