South Metro Housing Options

5808 South Rapp Street
Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80120

South Metro Housing Options is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 14th, 2022, South Metro Housing Options has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

South Metro Housing Options offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Arapahoe County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Powers Circle Apartments Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice
Libby Bortz Assisted Living Open Until Further Notice
Arapahoe County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Sierra Vista Apartments Closed
Alyson Court Senior and Disabled Closed
Amity Plaza Closed
Bradley House Senior, Veteran, and Disabled Closed
Family Dispersed Housing Closed

Open South Metro Housing Options Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Powers Circle Apartments Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom apartments at Powers Circle Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application available online here. Select the "Click here" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the SMHO office, located at 5808 S. Rapp St, Littleton, CO 80120.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to:

Amity Plaza
200 W Sterne Pkwy  
Littleton, CO 80120

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the SMHO website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (303) 794-9608.

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Libby Bortz Assisted Living Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) waiting list for apartments at Libby Bortz Assisted Living is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, visit the Libby Bortz Assisted Living website here for more information.

For more information, visit the SMHO website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (303) 794-9608.

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

Other South Metro Housing Options Waiting Lists

Closed: Arapahoe County, Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in June, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Visit the SMHO office in person to pick up a pre-application.
  2. Download the pre-application online, then print and complete.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either mailed or hand delivered to the SMHO. Mailed pre-applications must have been postmarked on June 19, 2015.

For more information, visit the SMHO website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

Closed: Sierra Vista Apartments Waiting List

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) waiting list for apartments at Sierra Vista Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 2, 2021, until March 31, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the SMHO wesite.

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

Closed: Alyson Court Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Senior and Disabled waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Alyson Court is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the SMHO website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior and Disabled rental assistance in Littleton, Colorado.

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

Closed: Amity Plaza Waiting List

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Amity Plaza is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the SMHO website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Littleton, Colorado.

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

Closed: Bradley House Senior, Veteran, and Disabled Waiting List

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Senior, Veteran, and Disabled waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Bradley House is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the SMHO website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior and Disabled rental assistance in Littleton, Colorado.

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

Closed: Family Dispersed Housing Waiting List

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Family Dispersed Housing waiting list for 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: According to SMHO, "South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) administers 91 dispersed housing units consisting of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom, single-family homes and duplexes located on scattered sites within the City of Littleton."

For more information, visit the SMHO website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Littleton, Colorado.

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

About South Metro Housing Options

More information about South Metro Housing Options can be found on its website at http://smho.co/.

Representatives of South Metro Housing Options may be available by phone at (303) 794-9608. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/14/2022, it is not known if South Metro Housing Options 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 South Metro Housing Options Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, South Metro Housing Options manages 397 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 144 47 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $926 $1,190 $1,632
Monthly Cost $133,371 $55,953 $16,322

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for South Metro Housing Options

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 3% having issued approximately 148 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $14,269 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% 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

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% 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.

38% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

48% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 37% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the South Metro Housing Options Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% 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. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 South Metro Housing Options voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,470. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $90.



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 South Metro Housing Options

Littleton

5844 S Datura St
Littleton, Colorado

Low Income Housing Managed by South Metro Housing Options

Amity Plaza

200 W Sterne Pkwy
Littleton, Colorado
Subsidized