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Colorado Springs Housing Authority

831 S. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado 80903

Colorado Springs Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Colorado Springs Housing Authority serves Colorado Springs.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Colorado Springs, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Closed
3 and 4-Bedroom Limited Public Housing Closed
2-Bedroom Limited Public Housing Closed
1-Bedroom Limited Public Housing Closed
1-Bedroom Limited Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed
0-Bedroom/Efficiency Limited Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed
Franklin Square Senior and Disabled Closed
Southview Plaza Senior and Disabled Closed
Centennial Plaza Senior and Disabled Closed
Senior Heritage Plaza Closed
Rio Grande Village Closed
Kiowa Properties Closed
Pikes Peak Properties, 1-Bedroom Closed
Pikes Peak Properties, 2-Bedroom Closed
Moderate Rehabilitation Closed

Other Colorado Springs Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 17, 2020, the Colorado Springs Housing Authority website says:

"3/17/20: Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, CSHA lobbies will be closed to the public until further notice based upon CDC and Governmental recommendations related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an attempt to best serve you, business operations will continue via email, postal mail, and telephone. Please see the below notices regarding dropping off documentation and contacting staff."

More information can be found here.

Closed: Colorado Springs, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 7, 2020, until July 8, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live or work in El Paso County.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CSHA, as of June 23, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 07/09/2020.

Closed: 3 and 4-Bedroom Limited Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 10, 2020, until March 11, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, and its website, as of March 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/12/2020.

Closed: 2-Bedroom Limited Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Limited Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Limited Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom Senior and Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from March 10, 2020, until March 11, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, and its website, as of March 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/12/2020.

Closed: 0-Bedroom/Efficiency Limited Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for 0-Bedroom/Efficiency Senior and Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/05/2020.

Closed: Franklin Square Senior and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for Senior and Disabled apartments at Franklin Square is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Southview Plaza Senior and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for Senior and Disabled apartments at Southview Plaza is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Centennial Plaza Senior and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for Senior and Disabled apartments at Centennial Plaza is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Senior Heritage Plaza Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for apartments at Senior Heritage Plaza is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Rio Grande Village Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for apartments at Rio Grande Village is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Kiowa Properties Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for apartments at Kiowa Properties is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Pikes Peak Properties, 1-Bedroom Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Pikes Peak Properties is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Pikes Peak Properties, 2-Bedroom Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments at Pikes Peak Properties is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) waiting list for Moderate Rehabilitation apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to the CSHA, "You must live and/or work in El Paso County, Colorado, at the time of application to be eligible to apply for this program."

For more information, visit the CSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

About Colorado Springs Housing Authority

More information about Colorado Springs Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://csha.us/.

Representatives of Colorado Springs Housing Authority may be available by phone at (719) 387-6700. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Colorado Springs Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Colorado Springs Housing Authority manages 2,017 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,962 1 54
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $682 $495 $1,064
Monthly Cost $1,338,346 $495 $57,482

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Colorado Springs 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 11% having issued approximately 209 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 65 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $12,732 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

50% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

57% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Colorado Springs Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Springs Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $696. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.



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 Colorado Springs Housing Authority

Colorado Springs

1087 Westmoreland Rd
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Casa De Cerro Apartments

915 Yuma St
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Colorado Springs Housing Authority

Senior Heritage Plaza

1410 N Hancock Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kiowa I and II

444 E Kiowa St
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Centennial Plaza

516 E Kiowa St
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Pikes Peak Properties

3609 Michigan Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized