Brighton Housing Authority

22 South 4th Avenue
Brighton, Adams County, Colorado 80601

Brighton Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs.

Brighton Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Brighton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Brighton, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Brighton Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Brighton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Brighton, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Brighton Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day on September 25, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Brighton, Colorado is about 20 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete a lottery card in person at the Armory Performing Arts Center.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery. According to the BHA, "Section 8 Lotteries are held on an annual basis and the Section 8 wait list DOES NOT carry over from year-to-year. Applicants need to re-apply each year."

For more information, visit the BHA Section 8 page, or or the BHA website.

Last Updated on 11/25/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Brighton Housing Authority (BHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Last Updated on 09/17/2019.

About Brighton Housing Authority

More information about Brighton Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Brighton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (303) 655-2160. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/16/2022, it is not known if Brighton Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Brighton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Brighton Housing Authority manages 220 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Tenant Protection Moving To Work
Vouchers 11 198
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $847 $980
Monthly Cost $9,316 $194,096

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brighton Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 42 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,463 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 40% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

69% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brighton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Brighton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $335 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,171. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Brighton Housing Authority


185 W Southern St
Brighton, Colorado

Low Income Housing Managed by Brighton Housing Authority

Libretto Apartments

579 S 8th Ave
Brighton, Colorado