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South Metro Housing Options

5808 S. Rapp St, Suite 100
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 March 6th, 2021, South Metro Housing Options has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

South Metro Housing Options serves Arapahoe County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Powers Circle Apartments Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice
South Metro Housing Options Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Sierra Vista Apartments Closed
Family Public Housing Unknown
South Metro Housing Options Senior and Disabled Public Housing Unknown
Family Section 8 New Construction Unknown
Elderly/Disabled Section 8 New Construction Unknown
Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center Elderly Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Unknown

Open South Metro Housing Options 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.

South Metro Housing Options Website: http://smho.co/.

South Metro Housing Options Phone: (303) 794-9608.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for Powers Circle Apartments is currently open, since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

To apply, open and print the application online here. Select the "Click here" link in the "Powers Circle Apartments" section.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the SMHO office, located at 5745 Bannock St., 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 07/19/2019.

Other South Metro Housing Options Waiting Lists

Closed: South Metro Housing Options Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


Please note: South Metro Housing Options covers Arapahoe County, CO, and also administers Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers through the Colorado Division of Housing.
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 has been completed, it could be mailed or hand delivered to the SMHO. Mailed pre-applications must have been postmarked on June 19, 2015.


Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.


For more information, visit the SMHO website, or call the office at (303) 794-9608 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 04/05/2016.

Closed: Sierra Vista Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The South Metro Housing Options (SMHO) Sierra Vista Apartments waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted on September 4, 2019.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the pre-application online. 
  2. Pick up the pre-application at the South Metro Housing Options offices.

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

  1. Hand delivered or mailed to South Metro Housing Options.
  2. Faxed to SMHO.

This waiting list preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the SMHO wesite.

Last Updated on 09/04/2019.

Unknown: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

Unknown: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

Unknown: Family Section 8 New Construction Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

Unknown: Elderly/Disabled Section 8 New Construction Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

Unknown: Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center Elderly Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

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 03/06/2021, 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 390 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
Vouchers 180 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $919 $1,659
Monthly Cost $165,373 $16,586

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