Housing Authority of the City of Fountain
501 E Iowa Avenue
Fountain, El Paso County, CO

719-382-5639

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Fountain Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on April 5th, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of Fountain (HACF) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in December 2015.


Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to visit the HACF to pick up an application.

The HACF identified the following preferences: Applicants that live and/or work in the City of Fountain.

The current wait time for a Voucher is approximately one and a half years.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the HACF office at (719) 382-5639 during normal office hours.


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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Fountain Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update February 22nd, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of Fountain (HACF) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.


Please note: The HACF does not offer a public housing program for families.

The HACF offers one Public Housing community with 40 units for senior/disabled households.

For more information, call the HACF office at (719) 382-5639 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Fountain administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 40 affordable rental units. It also administers 240 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Fountain is determined to be a Very Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1 - 49 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Fountain between Public Housing Units (14%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (86%) to that of all housing authorities in Colorado, Housing Authority of the City of Fountain has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Colorado.

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, Housing Authority of the City of Fountain scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 84 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

Housing Authority of the City of Fountain 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 Housing Authority of the City of Fountain.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 2/25/10 Plan
2008 10/18/07 Plan
2007 10/25/06 Plan
2006 5/3/06 Plan
2005 11/16/04 Plan
2004 12/9/03 Plan
2003 12/12/02 Plan
2002 1/11/01 Plan
2001 1/17/01 Plan
2000 5/23/00 Plan