About Larimer County Housing Authority

The Larimer County Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

The Larimer County Housing Authority serves Larimer County, Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Johnstown and Windsor.


About the Larimer County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Larimer County Housing Authority manages 31 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 26 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $790 $838
Monthly Cost $20,548 $4,189

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Larimer County 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 -5% having issued approximately -19 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for -1 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains -5 persons and has a household income of $-5 per year. -5% of households were very low income (VLI) and -5% were extremely low income (ELI). -5% 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 -5% 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, -5% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, -5% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and -5% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

-10% of households included children, -5% of which had two adults in the household. -5% of households with children have a female head of household. -5% of all households were headed by a female.

-5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -5% of all heads of households being Black and -5% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Larimer County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, -5% include at least one person with a disability. -5% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. -5% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

-5% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, -5% with 2 bedrooms and -5% with 3 or more bedrooms. -5% 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 Larimer County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $-5 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $-5. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $-5.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Larimer County Housing Authority

3851 Taft Hill Road
Springfield Court Apartments is a 63 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Fort Collins.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Fort Collins.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
4895 Lucerne Ave
Harvest Pointe Apartments is a 80 unit low income housing apartment community in Loveland.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
574 E 23rd St
Maple Terrace is a 260 unit low income housing apartment community in Loveland.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance