Otero County Housing Authority
315 E. 5th Street La Junta, Colorado 81050

719-384-9055

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Otero County Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 46 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Otero County Housing Authority is designated as Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

Otero County Housing Authority 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, Otero County Housing Authority scored an average of 98 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 96 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

Otero County 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)

Waiting List Status:


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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46

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Very Small (1 - 49)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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