There is one waiting list open now offered by Grand Junction Housing Authority.
|Mesa County, Colorado Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher||Open Until Further Notice|
Grand Junction Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Mesa County.Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Colorado Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
The Grand Junction Housing Authority (GJHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.
To apply, download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Download Application Form."
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the GJHA at 1011 N 10th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Involuntarily displaced by government action, TBRA-qualified families, disabled, elderly (62+), families with persons with disabilities, single parent with dependent children under 6 years old and work 20 hours per week, families with dependent children over 6 years old and working 30 hours a week, families with children not meeting the minimum work requirement.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the GJHA website, or call the office at (970) 245-0388.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 9702450388.
Last Updated on 11/27/2017.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Grand Junction Housing Authority manages 1,030 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$604||$642||$576||$539||$1,096||$505||$544|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 21% having issued approximately 52 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,618 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% 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.
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% 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.
35% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 66% of all households were headed by a female.
20% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Grand Junction Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Grand Junction Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $314 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $657. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $92.
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.