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Grand Junction Housing Authority

1011 North Tenth Street
Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado 81505

Grand Junction Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 4th, 2021, Grand Junction Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Grand Junction Housing Authority serves Mesa County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mesa County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Grand Junction 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.

Grand Junction Housing Authority Website: http://www.gjha.org/.

Grand Junction Housing Authority Phone: (970) 245-0388.

Open Until Further Notice: Mesa 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 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.

Income limit information can be found here.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 9702450388.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/27/2017.

About Grand Junction Housing Authority

More information about Grand Junction Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.gjha.org/.

Representatives of Grand Junction Housing Authority may be available by phone at (970) 245-0388. 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 Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Grand Junction Housing Authority manages 1,053 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 723 5 3 8 157 157
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $521 $586 $572 $632 $428 $465
Monthly Cost $376,766 $2,928 $1,716 $5,059 $67,272 $72,927

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Grand Junction 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 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.

Income Characteristics

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.

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, 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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Grand Junction Housing Authority

The Highlands

825 Bookcliff Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
$329-800
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible