Trinidad Housing Authority
1st Trinidad, Colorado 81082

719-846-7204

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Trinidad Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 198 affordable rental units. It also administers 83 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Trinidad 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 Trinidad Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (70%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (30%) to that of all housing authorities in Colorado, Trinidad 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, Trinidad Housing Authority scored an average of 81 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 65 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

Trinidad 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.

Trinidad Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 76. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Trinidad 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. Trinidad Housing Authority owns and manages 198 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Trinidad Housing Authority is $221.00 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)

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.

1

Public Housing Projects

198

Public Housing Units

83

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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