Denver Housing Authority

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

Denver Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Denver, Colorado that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

Denver Housing Authority serves Denver County.

Other Denver Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Denver County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher lottery is currently closed. It was last open for two days September, 2018; and before that for two days in September 2017, for two days in September 2016, for two days in September 2015, and for two days in September 2014. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

The DHA does not operate a traditional waiting list for its Section 8 program. Applicants were 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 the DHA website, or call the office at (720) 932-3000 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm MT, Monday through Friday.

Last Updated on 09/21/2018.

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 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 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.

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.

About Denver Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/17/2018, it is not known if Denver Housing Authority is aborbing 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 6,044 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 4,763 22 188 734 272 40
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $971 $896 $702 $1,101 $599 $971
Monthly Cost $4,624,343 $19,721 $131,990 $807,831 $162,820 $38,854

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.


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