Colorado Division of Housing

1313 Sherman Street
Denver, Denver County, Colorado 80203

Colorado Division of Housing is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

The following agencies operate on behalf of Colorado Division of Housing:

Agency Serves
Center Toward Self Reliance Pueblo
Cheyenne Village
Estes Park Housing Authority Estes Park
Garfield County Housing Authority Eagle County, Garfield County, Moffat County, Pitkin County, Rio Blanco County
Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority Gunnison County
Housing Solutions for the Southwest Archuleta County, Dolores County, La Plata County, San Juan County
San Miguel Regional Housing Authority San Miguel County
Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments Chaffee County, Custer County, Fremont County, Huerfano County, Lake County, Park County, Teller County

About Colorado Division of Housing

More information about Colorado Division of Housing can be found on its website at

Representatives of Colorado Division of Housing may be available by phone at (303) 864-7810. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/06/2022, it is not known if Colorado Division of Housing 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 Colorado Division of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Colorado Division of Housing manages 5,629 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,165 138 253 7 23 788 1,251
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $846 $730 $1,162 $447 $496 $761 $688
Monthly Cost $2,676,366 $100,739 $293,965 $3,131 $11,416 $600,033 $860,306

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Colorado Division of Housing

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 8% having issued approximately 744 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,125 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 82% were extremely low income (ELI). 14% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 76% 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, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 35% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

25% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 61% of all households were headed by a female.

36% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 15% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Colorado Division of Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 50% include at least one person with a disability. 75% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 89% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Colorado Division of Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $312 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $733. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $98.

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.