Lakewood Housing Authority
575 Union Blvd
Lakewood, Jefferson County, CO

303-987-7580

Waiting List Status: Closed


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Public Housing Projects

1,411

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Lakewood Housing Authority
575 Union Blvd
Lakewood, Jefferson County, CO

303-987-7580

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lakewood Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 0 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,411 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lakewood Housing Authority is determined to be a No units public housing authority, meaning it manages between public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lakewood Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (0%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (100%) to that of all housing authorities in Colorado, Lakewood Housing Authority 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, Lakewood Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2001 and a low score of 79 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

Lakewood 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.

Lakewood Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 0. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Lakewood does not have a passing score.

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