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

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

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

Estes Park, CO

The Estes Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open now, February 5, 2015.  The list will remain open until further notice. Applications may be made on paper and submitted at the Estes Park Housing Authority offices in person on Thursdays only or mailed to the housing authority and dated for the following Thursday.  Applicants will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date and time the Section 8 application is received.

Disabled Resource Services (DRS)

Working with the Colorado Division of Housing, DRS has now started accepting applications for its Housing Choice Voucher program on Monday and Tuesday, March 2 - 3, 2015.

If you meet the U.S. Department of Housing (DOH)'s disability preference and can verify the disability that is defined by HUD, then you are eligible to apply.

Obtaining an Application: (starting Jan. 30, 2015)
  1. Mailed or emailed from DRS by calling Marj at 970-482-2700 OR
  2. Picked up at DRS between 8:30 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday
Submitting an Application: 
  1. Completed ones can be hand delivered on Monday, March 2 - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the DRS office between the hours of 8:30 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Can also be mailed with postmark no earlier than Monday, March 2 or no later than Tuesday, March 3; dated pre or post those dates will not be accepted.
  3. Mail applications to: Disabled Resource Services, Attn: Marj, 1017 Robertson St., Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO 80524

All applications must be filled out completed and contain the disability verification. 

The Verification of Disability form has to be completed and signed by a knowledgeable professional who can verify your particular disability; another way to provide proof is that the disabled individual in your family is currently receiving SSDI or SSI.

Random sorting for waiting list; no estimate for if/when an applicant would be selected from the sort.

DRS reviews all applications and then sends a letter informing the applicant of its status.

If you have a change of address, you need to report it immediately (within 10 days) to DRS, in writing. DRS does conduct random purges of the waiting list by sending letters with new applications that you need to update in order to stay on the list.

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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 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

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