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Denver Housing Authority

777 Grant Street
Denver, Denver County, Colorado 80203

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

Denver Housing Authority serves Denver County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City and County of Denver, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Subsidized Housing with Children Closed
Subsidized Housing Elderly Closed
Subsidize Housing Disabled Closed
Subsidized Housing Near-Elderly Closed

Other Denver 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.

Denver Housing Authority Website: http://www.denverhousing.org/Pages/default.aspx.

Denver Housing Authority Phone: (720) 932-3000.

Closed: City and County of Denver, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher lottery is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 17, 2020, until September 18, 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.

The lottery had the following preferences:

  • Colorado Health Network Program
    The Colorado Health Network (“CHN”), in conjunction with private developers, provides case management and special needs housing to persons disabled by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and/or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (“AIDS”). In order to meet the special needs of this group in the Denver community, DHA will provide a maximum of fifty (50) vouchers, at any given time, to participants under case management by CHN for this specific special need. The number of vouchers may vary depending upon ACC reconfigurations due to changes in family composition requiring different bedroom sizes. The DHA local preference will be applied to those individuals who qualify pursuant to CHN’s definition of disabled specifically with HIV and/or AIDS, and who are participants in their case management.
  • Atlantis Program
    The Atlantis Corporation provides special needs housing to disabled persons. In order to meet the special needs of the disabled in the Denver community, DHA will provide a maximum of forty-five (45) vouchers to Atlantis for the disabled housing program at any given time. The number of vouchers may vary depending upon ACC re-configurations due to changes in family composition requiring different bedroom sizes.
  • Mental Health Corporation of Denver & MHCD Street to Home
    Mental Health Corporation of Denver (MHCD) provides case management and special needs housing to persons disabled by chronic mental illness. In order to meet the special needs of this group in the Denver community, and to assist the City and County of Denver in resolution of the Goebel lawsuit, DHA will provide a maximum of one hundred (100) vouchers to participants in this special needs group and who participate in case management provided by MHCD. The number of vouchers may vary depending upon ACC re-configurations due to changes in family composition requiring different bedroom sizes.
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Families Program
    The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (“CCH”) provides housing with health care and supportive services to multi-problem homeless families. DHA will provide a maximum of one hundred (100) vouchers to CCH for this homeless families housing program at any given time. The number of vouchers may vary depending upon ACC re-configurations due to changes in family composition requiring different bedroom sizes.
  • Catholic Charities of Denver Service Enriched TBRA Program
    Please note: This preference is listed in the DHA 2020 Administrative Plan, but the description says, "The Catholic Charities of Denver-Services Enriched TBRA Program no longer has available vouchers."
  • Department of Human Services (CARES Center, CORE)
    The Denver Department of Human Services provides program coordination for the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness that includes housing, health care and supportive services to homeless families. DHA will provide sixty (60) vouchers to the Denver Department of Human Services for homeless families each year.
  • The Delores Place (The Delores Project)
    The Delores Project provides emergency shelter and transitional housing with supportive services to unaccompanied adult women who are homeless and have limited resources. DHA will provide ten (10) vouchers to The Delores Place at any given time. The number of vouchers may vary depending upon ACC reconfiguration due to changes in family composition requiring different bedroom sizes
  • Money Follows The Person
    Money Follows the Person is a federal grant program that will allow Medicaid enrolled individuals to transition from institutions, such as nursing homes, into community based living. Their Medicare coverage “follows” the person from the institution into the community. DHA will provide thirty (30) vouchers to individuals who participate in case management provided through CRP. The number of vouchers may vary depending upon ACC reconfiguration due to changes in family composition requiring different bedroom sizes.
  • Re-Entry Program (Community Re-Entry Program)
    The Re-entry Program (CRP) serves Denver residents exiting Denver County Jail after serving time on misdemeanor offenses. CRP provides case management services and referral support to help individuals stay out of jail. DHA will provide fifteen (15) vouchers to individuals who participate in case management provided by CRP. The number of vouchers may vary depending upon ACC reconfiguration due to changes in family composition requiring different bedroom sizes.

The DHA does not operate a traditional waiting list for its Section 8 program. Applicants will be given a random lottery number. Lottery selections to distribute vouchers will occur at unspecified dates throughout the year. Lottery winners will be posted on the DHA website. Once the lottery reopens each year, all lottery numbers reset. Applicants who receive a lottery number must re-apply during next year's opening.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was provided by the DHA Facebook page and its website, as of September 17, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in City and County of Denver, Colorado.

Last Updated on 09/25/2020.

Closed: Subsidized Housing with Children Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) Subsidized Housing with Children interest card application period is currently closed. It was last open for 10 days in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Last Updated on 06/18/2019.

Closed: Subsidized Housing Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) Subsidized Housing Elderly (62+) interest card application period is currently closed. It was last open for 10 days in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Last Updated on 06/18/2019.

Closed: Subsidize Housing Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Disabled Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) Subsidized Housing Disabled interest card application period is currently closed. It was last open for 10 days in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Last Updated on 06/18/2019.

Closed: Subsidized Housing Near-Elderly Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) Subsidized Housing Near-Elderly (50+) interest card application period is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Last Updated on 06/18/2019.

About Denver Housing Authority

More information about Denver Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.denverhousing.org/Pages/default.aspx.

Representatives of Denver Housing Authority may be available by phone at (720) 932-3000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/30/2020, it is not known if Denver 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 Denver Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Denver Housing Authority manages 6,661 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 5,313 20 140 732 286 70
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,115 $951 $865 $1,323 $755 $1,087
Monthly Cost $5,921,461 $19,028 $121,083 $968,460 $215,993 $76,059

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Denver 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 8% having issued approximately 691 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 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 $13,433 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 46% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Denver Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% 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. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Denver Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $344 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $959. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $137.



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 Denver Housing Authority

Thomas Bean Towers

2350 Cleveland Pl
Denver, Colorado

Hirschfeld Towers

333 W Ellsworth Ave
Denver, Colorado

Mulroy Apartments

3550 W 13th Ave
Denver, Colorado

Walsh Manor Annex

1775 W Mosier Pl
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Columbine Homes

201 S Yuma St
Denver, Colorado

West Ridge Homes

3537 W 13th Ave
Denver, Colorado

James Quigg Newton

1200 W 46th Ave
Denver, Colorado

Sun Valley Homes

990 Alcott Way
Denver, Colorado

South Lincoln Park

1000 Navajo St
Denver, Colorado

Walsh Manor

1790 W Mosier Pl
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Barney Ford Heights

2024 Clarkson St
Denver, Colorado

Connole Apartments

1710 Williams St
Denver, Colorado

Dispersed East

5040 Paris St
Denver, Colorado

Dispersed West

1550 W Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado

Curtis Park Redevelopment

3432 Blake St
Denver, Colorado

Park Avenue West

827 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado
$1,012-1,775
1-2 BR

Westwood Homes

855 S Irving St
Denver, Colorado

Tapiz at Mariposa Apartments

1099 Osage St
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Dispersed South

2945 W Florida Ave
Denver, Colorado

Locust St Fourplexes

2317 S Locust St
Denver, Colorado

North Lincoln Rebuild

1401 Mariposa St
Denver, Colorado

Mariposa Apartments

1015 Mariposa St
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Arches

989 Navajo St
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Denver Housing Authority

Goldsmith Village Syracuse Plaza

4343 S Syracuse St
Denver, Colorado
Subsidized

Mountain View

1212 S Federal Blvd
Denver, Colorado
Subsidized

Studebaker Lofts

1510 Blake St
Denver, Colorado

Arroyo Village

1299 Knox Court
Denver, Colorado
$843-1,168
1-3 BR

Boulevard One Residences

6756 E. Archer Drive
Denver, Colorado
Family & Senior
Accessible

Vida at Sloan's Lake

4017 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado
Accessible
62+

Geteway North

1005 Decatur Street
Denver, Colorado

Platte Valley Homes

3058 Champa Street
Denver, Colorado
Family & Senior

Gateway South

995 Decatur Street
Denver, Colorado

The Quayle

49 West 1st Avenue
Denver, Colorado
$975-1,044
Studio-1 BR