La Junta Housing Authority
PO Box 376
La Junta, Otero County, CO

719-384-9055

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Public Housing Projects

86

Public Housing Units

102

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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La Junta Housing Authority
PO Box 376
La Junta, Otero County, CO

719-384-9055

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The La Junta Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 86 affordable rental units. It also administers 102 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, La Junta Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 La Junta Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (46%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (54%) to that of all housing authorities in Colorado, La Junta Housing Authority has a larger 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, La Junta Housing Authority scored an average of 83 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

La Junta Housing Authority 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

La Junta Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 80. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. La Junta has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. La Junta Housing Authority owns and manages 86 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for La Junta Housing Authority is $300.00 compared to the state average of $287.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Colorado ranges from a low of $249.00 to a high of $540.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 La Junta Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 3/10/10 Plan
2008 2/21/08 Plan
2007 7/26/07 Plan
2006 9/1/06 Plan
2005 6/2/05 Plan
2004 2/4/04 Plan
2003 4/11/03 Plan
2002 4/3/02 Plan
2001 4/24/01 Plan
2000 8/28/00 Plan