About Colorado Division of Housing

The Colorado Division of Housing is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Denver, Colorado.

The Colorado Division of Housing serves La Plata County, Archuleta County and Estes Park.

Colorado Division of Housing Waiting Lists

Colorado Division of Housing Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

Please note: The Colorado Division of Housing (CDH) administers individual Section 8 waiting lists through contracts with local housing authorities in Colorado. Please view waiting list information for each housing authority below. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

For more information, visit the CDH website, or call the office at (303) 864-7810.

The Estes Park Housing Authority (EPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from February 2015 until July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Estes Park, CO is about 65 miles northwest of Denver, CO.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period
  1. Download the pre-application online.
  2. Visit the EPHA office to pick up a pre-application.
Once the pre-application was completed, it must have been submitted at the EPHA office in person, or mailed to the EPA office. 

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list in order of the date and time the pre-application was received.

For more information, visit the EPHA website, or call the office at (970) 577-3730. 

The Yuma Housing Authority (YHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list information can be found on our YHA web page here.

The Alamosa Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list information can be found on our AHA web page here.

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list information can be found on our SMHO web page here.

The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list information can be found on our GCHA web page here.

Last Updated on 09/01/2016.


About the Colorado Division of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Colorado Division of Housing manages 5,589 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,140 149 215 4 43 604 1,434
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $620 $613 $815 $324 $629 $557 $511
Monthly Cost $1,945,778 $91,320 $175,156 $1,295 $27,045 $336,140 $732,880

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.