Housing Authority of the City of Lamar

804 South Main Street
Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado 81052

Housing Authority of the City of Lamar is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 27th, 2022, Housing Authority of the City of Lamar has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Lamar serves Lamar.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Lamar Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Lamar Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Lamar Website: http://www.lamarhousing.org.

Housing Authority of the City of Lamar Phone: (719) 336-9575.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List
The Housing Authority of the City of Lamar (HACL) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

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

The HACL offers one public housing community with 30 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the HACL to pick up an application, located at 804 South Main Street, Lamar, Colorado 81052, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 719-336-9511 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HACL does have a preference for elderly and disabled individuals.

For more information the HACL can be reached by calling 719-336-9511 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (719)336-9575.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/10/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Lamar

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Lamar can be found on its website at http://www.lamarhousing.org.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Lamar may be available by phone at (719) 336-9575. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/27/2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Lamar 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 Housing Authority of the City of Lamar Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Lamar manages 85 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 85
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $418
Monthly Cost $35,527

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

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 15% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 27 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $10,154 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 82% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 53% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 8% 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.

49% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

44% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Lamar Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Lamar voucher holders in 2016 was $262 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $456. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $166.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Lamar

Lamar

1106 Parkview Ave
Lamar, Colorado