About Housing Authority of the City of Fountain

The Housing Authority of the City of Fountain is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Fountain, Colorado.

The Housing Authority of the City of Fountain serves Fountain.

Housing Authority of the City of Fountain Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of Fountain Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Fountain (HACF) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in December 2015.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to visit the HACF to pick up an application.

The HACF identified the following preferences: Applicants that live and/or work in the City of Fountain.

The current wait time for a Voucher is approximately one and a half years.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the HACF office at (719) 382-5639 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 04/05/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Fountain (HACF) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Please note: The HACF does not offer a public housing program for families.

The HACF offers one Public Housing community with 40 units for senior/disabled households.

For more information, call the HACF office at (719) 382-5639 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 02/22/2016.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Fountain Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Fountain manages 190 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 185 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $620 $931
Monthly Cost $114,710 $4,657

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Fountain

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 13% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $13,306 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 50% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

66% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

46% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Fountain Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Fountain voucher holders in 2016 was $306 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $695. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $144.



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.