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


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Colorado Division of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 1st, 2016.

Please note: The Colorado Division of Housing (CDH) administers individual Section 8 waiting lists through contracts with local housing authorities in Colorado. Please view waiting list information for each housing authority below. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

For more information, visit the CDH website, or call the office at (303) 864-7810.

The Estes Park Housing Authority (EPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from February 2015 until July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Estes Park, CO is about 65 miles northwest of Denver, CO.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period
  1. Download the pre-application online.
  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 will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

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

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

The Yuma Housing Authority (YHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list information can be found on our YHA web page here.

The Alamosa Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list information can be found on our AHA web page here.

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list information can be found on our SMHO web page here.

The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list information can be found on our GCHA web page here.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

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 (, 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 (, 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