Denver Housing Authority

777 Grant Street
Denver, Denver County, Colorado 80203

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
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

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. It was last open for two days in September, 2019. Before that, it was open for two days in September, 2018, 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.

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

The lottery had the following preferences: Homeless transitional family and Working/employed in the following descending order of priority:

  1. Earning 50%-80% of area median income

  2. Earning 30%-50% of area median income

  3. Earning less than 30% of area median income.

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 DHA website.

Last Updated on 09/20/2019.

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 11/16/2019, 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 6,261 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 5,076 20 138 659 280 69
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,087 $913 $799 $1,259 $708 $1,078
Monthly Cost $5,516,278 $18,261 $110,220 $829,552 $198,200 $74,354

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
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Columbine Homes

201 S Yuma St
Denver, CO

West Ridge Homes

3537 W 13th Ave
Denver, CO

James Quigg Newton

1200 W 46th Ave
Denver, CO

Sun Valley Homes

990 Alcott Way
Denver, CO

South Lincoln Park

1000 Navajo St
Denver, CO

Walsh Manor

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

Barney Ford Heights

2024 Clarkson St
Denver, CO

Connole Apartments

1710 Williams St
Denver, CO

Dispersed East

5040 Paris St
Denver, CO

Dispersed West

1550 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO

Curtis Park Redevelopment

3432 Blake St
Denver, CO

Park Avenue West

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

Westwood Homes

855 S Irving St
Denver, CO

Tapiz at Mariposa Apartments

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

Dispersed South

2945 W Florida Ave
Denver, CO

Locust St Fourplexes

2317 S Locust St
Denver, CO

North Lincoln Rebuild

1401 Mariposa St
Denver, CO

Mariposa Apartments

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

Arches

989 Navajo St
Denver, CO
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Public Housing Operated by Denver Housing Authority

Goldsmith Village Syracuse Plaza

4343 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO
Subsidized

Mountain View

1212 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO
Subsidized

Studebaker Lofts

1510 Blake St
Denver, CO
HCV Welcome

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

Platte Valley Homes

3058 Champa St
Denver, CO
Family & Senior
HCV Welcome

Gateway South

995 Decatur Street
Denver, CO
HCV Welcome

The Quayle

49 W 1st Ave
Denver, CO
$975-1,044
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome