Center Housing Authority

138 South Worth Street
Center, Saguache County, Colorado 81125

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

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Center Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Center Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Center Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Center Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Center Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

 

The CHA offers one public housing community with 30 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

 

There are two ways to apply for public housing:

1. Visit the CHA to pick up an application, located at 138 S Worth St, Center, CO 81125, during normal office hours.

2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (719) 754-2537 during normal office hours.

 

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

 

The CHA does not have a preference: Your application is placed by date and time received.

 

For more information the CHA can be reached by calling (719) 754-2537 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

About Center Housing Authority

Representatives of Center Housing Authority may be available by phone at (719) 754-2537. 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 Center 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 Center Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Center Housing Authority manages 9 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:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 8 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $337 $819
Monthly Cost $2,695 $819

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Center 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 61% having issued approximately 0 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 2 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.2 persons and has a household income of $11,479 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 83% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

61% of households included children, 33% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 50% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Center Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 11% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 25% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. -1% 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 Center Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $286 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $502. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $138.



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 Center Housing Authority

Center

700 Warden St
Center, Colorado