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Garfield County Housing Authority

1430-F Railroad Avenue
Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado 81650

Garfield County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of March 4th, 2021, Garfield County Housing Authority has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Garfield County Housing Authority serves Eagle County, Garfield County, Moffat County, Pitkin County and Rio Blanco County on behalf of Colorado Division of Housing.
Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Garfield County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
General Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Garfield County Housing Authority Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Senior (62+) and Disabled Rural Development Open Until Further Notice
Eagle, Moffat, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Garfield County 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.

Garfield County Housing Authority Phone: (970) 625-3589.

Open Until Further Notice: Garfield County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Garfield County is currently open until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application. The application is available in English and Spanish.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the GCHA website, or call the office at (970) 625-3589.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 9706253589.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/20/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: General Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) is currently accepting General Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. Select an open "Project Based Voucher" waiting list.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GCHA website or call the office at (970) 625-3589.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (970) 625-3589 .

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/14/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) is currently accepting Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. Select an open Senior "Project Based Voucher" waiting list.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GCHA website or call the office at (970) 625-3589.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (970) 625-3589 (ext. 101).

Last Updated on 08/14/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior (62+) and Disabled Rural Development Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) Rural Development waiting list for apartments at Valley Senior Housing is currently open until further notice. It is not known when this waiting list opened, and no closing date has been identified.

To apply, complete the online application here.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GCHA website or call the office at (970) 625-3589.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (970) 625-3589 (ext. 101).

Last Updated on 08/14/2018.

Other Garfield County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Eagle, Moffat, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Colorado Division of Housing (CDH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Eagle, Moffat, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco County is currently closed. It was last open in September 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application online. The application was available in English and Spanish.

 

Once the application has been completed, it must have been:

 

  1. Mailed to the GCHA office. 
  2. Faxed to the GCHA.
  3. Emailed to the GCHA.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless, disabled, victim of domestic violence, Non-Elderly Disabled household transitioning from nursing home.

 

Applicants were placed by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

 

For more information, visit the GCHA website, or call the office at (970) 625-3589.

Last Updated on 11/30/2018.

About Garfield County Housing Authority

Representatives of Garfield County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (970) 625-3589. 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 Garfield County 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 Garfield County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Garfield County Housing Authority manages 439 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 437 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $645 $1,679
Monthly Cost $281,929 $3,357

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Garfield County 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 20% having issued approximately 22 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 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 $13,927 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

40% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Garfield County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Garfield County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $363 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $783. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



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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