Garfield County Housing Authority

1430 Railroad Avenue, Rifle, CO

There are four waiting lists open now offered by Garfield County Housing Authority.

Garfield County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Garfield County, Colorado Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
General Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Garfield County Housing Authority Senior Section 8 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 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Colorado Division of Housing

Garfield County Housing Authority serves Eagle County, Garfield County, Moffat County, Pitkin County and Rio Blanco County on behalf of Colorado Division of Housing.

Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Colorado Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Garfield County, Colorado Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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

The GCHA is accepting applications for this waiting from the earliest confirmed date of October 18, 2022, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

The maximum income limit for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person   $33,000 | 5 Persons $50,900
  • 2 Persons $37,700 | 6 Persons $54,650
  • 3 Persons $42,400 | 7 Persons $58,450
  • 4 Persons $47,100 | 

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Currently live, work, or have been hired to work in Garfield County. 
  • Families receiving TANF and have successfully completed a self-sufficiency requirement as verified by the TANF caseworker. 

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

For more information, visit the GCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GCHA pre-application programs page on November 16, 2022.

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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/16/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: General Section 8 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.

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 Section 8 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.

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).

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 (62+) and Disabled Rural Development Waiting List

The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) Rural Development waiting list for apartments at Valley Senior Housing is currently open.

The GCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of October 10, 2022, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limit for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person   $33,000 | 5 Persons $50,900
  • 2 Persons $37,700 | 6 Persons $54,650
  • 3 Persons $42,400 | 7 Persons $58,450
  • 4 Persons $47,100 | 

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Currently live, work, or have been hired to work in Garfield County. 
  • Families receiving TANF and have successfully completed a self-sufficiency requirement as verified by the TANF caseworker. 

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

For more information, visit the GCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GCHA pre-application programs page on November 16, 2022.

Service Area

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

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.

Last Updated on 11/16/2022.

Closed: Eagle, Moffat, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco County, Colorado Section 8 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

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm MDT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

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 428 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 418 2 3 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $650 $989 $1,135 $594
Monthly Cost $271,850 $1,978 $3,404 $2,970
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.

Low Income Housing Managed by Garfield County Housing Authority

Glenwood Green Apartments

220 Flat Tops View Dr
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

Lakota Ridge Senior Housing

705 Castle Valley Blvd.
New Castle, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

Valley Senior Housing

500 N Parachute Ave
Parachute, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR

Silt Senior Housing

701 HOME AVE
Silt, Colorado
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Maxfield Heights Senior Apartments

125 Ute Ave
Rifle, Colorado
$457-987
1 BR
55+
62+

Red Hill Lofts

2655 Dolores Way
Carbondale, Colorado
$773-993
Studio-2 BR
Family & Senior