Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Foothills Regional Housing

7490 W 45th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado 80033

Foothills Regional Housing is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Mainstream Voucher programs.

Foothills Regional Housing serves Jefferson County.

Foothills Regional Housing was previously known as the Jefferson County Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Jefferson County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Foothills Regional Housing Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Foothills Regional Housing 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.

Foothills Regional Housing Website: http://www.foothillsrh.org/.

Foothills Regional Housing Phone: (303) 422-8600.

COVID-19 Update: As of June 10, 2020, the Foothills Regional Housing website says:

"Foothills Regional Housing values the health and safety of its partners, clients, and staff. We are taking action to address the COVID-19 pandemic and protect you and our team. To Learn more about what we are doing and for resources that may be available please visit our COVID-19 Resources page. Stay Well!"

Closed: Jefferson County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Foothills Regional Housing (FRH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in August 2018; and before that for two days in August, 2017, and for two days in June, 2015. 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, work or hired to work in Jefferson County; Employed; Enrolled in school full time or job training program; Victims of domestic violence; Involuntarily displaced by government action or natural disaster.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FRH website.

Last Updated on 06/10/2020.

Closed: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Foothills Regional Housing (FRH) waiting list for Non-Elderly and Disabled Section 8 Mainstream program apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 10, 2020, until an unconfirmed close date. 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.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FRH website.

Sources: This information was verified by FRH on February 26, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Last Updated on 02/26/2021.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Foothills Regional Housing (FRH) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the FRH website.

Last Updated on 06/10/2020.

About Foothills Regional Housing

More information about Foothills Regional Housing can be found on its website at http://www.foothillsrh.org/.

Representatives of Foothills Regional Housing may be available by phone at (303) 422-8600. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/04/2021, it is not known if Foothills Regional Housing 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 Foothills Regional Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Foothills Regional Housing manages 1,447 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 Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,206 4 1 32 46 158
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $898 $512 $468 $830 $864 $807
Monthly Cost $1,082,887 $2,048 $468 $26,555 $39,740 $127,483

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Foothills Regional Housing

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 12% having issued approximately 115 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $14,902 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% 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, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

42% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Foothills Regional Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 27% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Foothills Regional Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $358 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $828. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $81.



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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Foothills Regional Housing

Green Ridge Meadows

31250 John Wallace Rd
Evergreen, Colorado
Subsidized

Allison Village

5352 Allison St
Arvada, Colorado
Subsidized

Arvada Cottages

11923 W 60th Pl
Arvada, Colorado
Subsidized

Hidden Lakes Homes

5430 W 73rd Ave
Westminster, Colorado
Income Based
1-2 BR

El Rancho Flats

1055 El Rancho Road
Evergreen, Colorado
$1,044-1,448
1-3 BR