Housing Catalyst

1715 W Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado 80521

Housing Catalyst is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

Housing Catalyst serves Larimer County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Larimer County, Colorado Non-Elderly Disabled Homeless or In Transition Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Larimer County, Colorado General Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Housing Catalyst Project-Based Voucher Closed
Wellington Public Housing Closed
Villages Apartment Communities Unknown
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Unknown

Other Housing Catalyst 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 Catalyst Website: https://housingcatalyst.com/.

Housing Catalyst Phone: (970) 416-2910.

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 8, 2021, the Housing Catalyst website states 'Our offices are closed to public entry, but staff is still working behind the scenes to provide services."

More information is available here.

Closed: Larimer County, Colorado Non-Elderly Disabled Homeless or In Transition Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Catalyst (HC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Non-Elderly Disabled Homeless or In Transition households is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: according to HC, "This opportunity is only for households that meet ALL these requirements:

  • One adult in the household must have a documented disability.
    AND
  • The person with the disability must be between the ages of 18 and 61.
    AND
  • Your household is experiencing homelessness OR is transitioning out of an institutional or other segregated setting and would be homeless upon discharge."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pick up an application at the Housing Catalyst office.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Mailed to the Housing Catalyst.
  2. Dropped off at the Housing Catalyst office.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HC website.

Last Updated on 07/15/2019.

Closed: Larimer County, Colorado General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Catalyst (HC) Section 8 Housing Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HC Housing Assistance page, or the HC website.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Catalyst Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 8, 2021 until March 15, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the online paper application.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Mailed to the Housing Catalyst.
  2. Dropped off at the Housing Catalyst office.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 person $32,950 | 5 people $50,850
  • 2 people $37,650 | 6 people $54,600
  • 3 people $42,350 | 7 people $58,350
  • 4 people $47,050 | 8 people $62,150

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Required to move because of government action: City, State, or Federal 
  • Home was extensively damaged by a recognized federal disaster and I have not found adequate, permanent housing since.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the Housing Catalyst website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Catalyst public notice on March 8, 2021.

Last Updated on 03/15/2021.

Closed: Wellington Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Catalyst (HC) Wellington Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HC Wellington Public Housing page, or the HC website.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

Unknown: Villages Apartment Communities Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

Unknown: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

About Housing Catalyst

More information about Housing Catalyst can be found on its website at https://housingcatalyst.com/.

Representatives of Housing Catalyst may be available by phone at (970) 416-2910. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/27/2021, it is not known if Housing Catalyst 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 Catalyst Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Catalyst manages 1,110 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 578 34 47 17 6 144 187
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $945 $879 $1,074 $533 $789 $849 $801
Monthly Cost $546,464 $29,877 $50,495 $9,068 $4,734 $122,212 $149,763

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Catalyst

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 11% having issued approximately 92 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 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 $13,317 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% 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, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

39% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 63% of all households were headed by a female.

28% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Catalyst Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% 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. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Catalyst voucher holders in 2016 was $341 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $846. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



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 Catalyst

Fort Collins

2155 W Plum St
Fort Collins, Colorado

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Catalyst

Village on Redwood

1331 Redwood Street
Fort Collins, Colorado

Village on Horsetooth

1506 West Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, Colorado
$1,045-1,207
1-2 BR