Colorado Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Denver Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of PuebloOpen
Housing Authority of the City of WalsenburgOpen
Housing Authority of the City of AlamosaOpen
Trinidad Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of LamarOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of HollyOpen
Housing Authority of AntonitoOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of YumaOpen
Fort Morgan Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of LimonNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of SalidaOpen
Wellington Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of AguilarNot Open
Boulder Housing PartnersNot Open
Housing Authority of the Town of HaxtunNot Open
Housing Authority of the Town of KerseyOpen
Housing Authority of the City of BrightonOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of KeenesburgOpen
Julesburg Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of WrayNot Open
Holyoke Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of SterlingOpen
Housing Authority for the Town of Cheyenne WellsOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Colorado SpringsNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Fort LuptonOpen
Burlington Housing AuthorityNot Open
La Junta Housing AuthorityOpen
Loveland Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of GreeleyOpen
Littleton Housing AuthorityNot Open
Costilla County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Conejos County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Delta Housing AuthorityOpen
Fort Collins Housing AuthorityNot Open
Center Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of BrushOpen
Englewood Housing AuthorityNot Open
Lakewood Housing AuthorityNot Open
Grand Junction Housing AuthorityNot Open
Aurora Housing AuthorityNot Open
Adams County Housing AuthorityOpen
Louisville Housing AuthorityNot Open
Boulder County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Longmont Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of FountainNot Open
Jefferson County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of MontezumaOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Colorado, 48 Public Housing Authorities operate 8,250 public housing rental units in 104 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Colorado, out of 48 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 22 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 26 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.