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Casper Housing Authority

145 N. Durbin Street
Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming 82601

Casper Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 1st, 2020, Casper Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Casper, Wyoming Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Casper Housing Authority serves Casper.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Casper, Wyoming Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Casper Housing Authority 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.

Casper Housing Authority Website: https://www.chaoffice.org.

Casper Housing Authority Phone: (307) 266-1388.

Open Until Further Notice: Casper, Wyoming Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Casper Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (307) 266-1388.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3072661388.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/29/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Casper Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based waiting list applications.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (307) 266-1388.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3072661388.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 09/29/2017.

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

The Casper Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (307) 266-1388.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (307) 266-1388..

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/27/2018.

About Casper Housing Authority

More information about Casper Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.chaoffice.org.

Representatives of Casper Housing Authority may be available by phone at (307) 266-1388. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/01/2020, it is not known if Casper Housing Authority 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 Casper Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Casper Housing Authority manages 539 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 VASH
Vouchers 447 2 41
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $401 $1,210 $341
Monthly Cost $179,131 $2,420 $13,986

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Casper 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 34% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $11,358 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% 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, 33% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

21% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 18% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

13% 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 Casper Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 43% include at least one person with a disability. 60% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 12% with 3 or more bedrooms. 36% 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 Casper Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $282 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $513. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $81.



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.


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