Denver Housing Authority

777 Grant Street
Denver, Denver County, Colorado 80203
(720) 932-3000

Denver Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Denver, Colorado 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
Subsidized Housing with Children Public Housing Closed
Subsidized Housing Near-Elderly Public Housing Closed
Subsidized Housing Senior Public Housing Closed
Subsidized Housing Disabled Public Housing Closed

Other Denver Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Subsidized Housing with Children Public Housing Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) is not accepting interest cards for the Subsided Housing with Children Program at this time. Interest cards were last accepted for two weeks in April, 2018. There is no notice of when interest cards will be accepted again.

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

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (720) 932-3000.

Last Updated on 08/31/2018.

Closed: Subsidized Housing Near-Elderly Public Housing Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) is not accepting Public Housing interest cards for the Subsided Housing Near-Elderly (50+) Program at this time. It is not known when interest cards were last accepted, or when interest cards will be accepted again.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (720) 932-3000.

Last Updated on 08/31/2018.

Closed: Subsidized Housing Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) is not accepting Public Housing interest cards for the Subsided Housing Elderly (62+) Program at this time. Interest cards were last accepted for two weeks in April, 2018. There is no notice of when interest cards will be accepted again.

To apply, complete the online application here, and select the "Apply" button in the row titled "Subsidized Housing Elderly; 62 years and older." 

No further information has been provided for this opening.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (720) 932-3000.

Last Updated on 08/31/2018.

Closed: Subsidized Housing Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) is not accepting Public Housing interest cards for the Subsided Housing Disabled Program at this time. Interest cards were last accepted for two weeks in April, 2018. There is no notice of when interest cards will be accepted again.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (720) 932-3000.

Last Updated on 08/31/2018.

About Denver Housing Authority

More information about Denver Housing Authority can be found on its website at www.denverhousing.org.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/16/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Denver Housing Authority manages 5,941 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,887 21 151 527 277 57
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,064 $905 $796 $1,297 $691 $1,041
Monthly Cost $5,198,057 $19,014 $120,123 $683,507 $191,462 $59,325

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 Operated by Denver Housing Authority

Thomas Bean Towers

2350 Cleveland Pl
Denver, CO
HCV Welcome

Hirschfeld Towers

333 W Ellsworth Ave
Denver, CO
HCV Welcome

Mulroy Apartments

3550 W 13th Ave
Denver, CO
HCV Welcome

Walsh Manor Annex

1775 W Mosier Pl
Denver, CO
HCV Welcome

Columbine Homes

229 S Yuma St
Denver, CO

Apartment Communities managed by Denver Housing Authority

Goldsmith Village Syracuse Plaza

4343 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO
Subsidized

Arroyo Village

1299 Knox Court
Denver, CO
$843-1,168
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Boulevard One Residences

6756 E. Archer Drive
Denver, CO
Accessible
Family & Senior
HCV Welcome

Vida at Sloan’s Lake

4017 W. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Geteway North

1005 Decatur Street
Denver, CO
HCV Welcome