Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma
Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 6th, 2021, Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma serves Montezuma County.
Open Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma 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.
Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma Phone: (970) 565-3831.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List
As of July 2017, the Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma (HACM) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
- Download and print the application online here.
- Visit the HACM to pick up an application, located at 37 N. Madison, Cortez, CO 81321.
- Request an application be mailed by calling (970) 565-3831.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include social security cards, birth certificates, and photo IDs of each adult household member.
This waiting list has the following preferences: veteran, disabled, or a victim of domestic violence.
For more information, visit the HACM website, or call the office at (970) 565-3831.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 9705653831.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/13/2017.
About Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma
Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma may be available by phone at (970) 565-3831. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma manages 217 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 ||Ported Out |
||216 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$550 ||$608 |
||$118,804 ||$608 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma
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 5% having issued approximately 45 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 11 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,083 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.
45% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.
19% 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 County of Montezuma Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 County of Montezuma voucher holders in 2016 was $307 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $586. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $113.
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 County of Montezuma
108 N Adams St