South Metro Housing Options
5745 S. Bannock St.
Littleton, Arapahoe County, CO


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in June 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply:
1. Visit the SMHO office in person on June 19, 2015, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, to pick up an application located at 5745 South Bannock St., Littleton, CO 80120.
2. Download the application by going to its website between the date and time noted above, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it could be hand delivered to the address listed above between the times noted above on June 19, 2015; or mailed, but must have been postmarked on June 19, 2015.

The SMHO is administering vouchers through the Colorado Division of Housing.

More information can be found by visiting the SMHO website at, or by calling 303-794-9608 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 Statuses

Family Senior Other
ClosedClosedNot Applicable

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The South Metro Housing Options administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 143 affordable rental units. It also administers 288 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, South Metro Housing Options 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 Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of South Metro Housing Options between Public Housing Units (33%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (67%) to that of all housing authorities in Colorado, South Metro Housing Options 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 (, 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, South Metro Housing Options scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2007 and a low score of 71 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

South Metro Housing Options 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

As of the last set of publicly available data, South Metro Housing Options manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 70. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Littleton has a passing score.

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

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 South Metro Housing Options.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 8/24/12 Plan
2010 8/24/10 Plan
2007 9/20/07 Plan
2006 8/24/06 Plan
2005 9/22/05 Plan
2004 10/8/04 Plan
2003 10/29/03 Plan
2002 6/2/03 Plan
2001 12/31/01 Plan
2000 10/12/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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