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An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Colorado

As of July 8th 2020, there are 5 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Colorado.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

There are currently 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists that are open now and will be closing soon.

Waiting List Status
Colorado Springs, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until July 8th, 2020 at 11:59pm

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 4 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Colorado that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting List Last Updated On
Delta County, Colorado September 20th, 2018
Mesa County, Colorado November 27th, 2017
Garfield County, Colorado July 20th, 2018
Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Lake County, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List October 19th, 2019

There are 72 housing authorities in Colorado which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Lakewood, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 23rd, 2019
Brighton, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on September 25th, 2019
City and County of Denver, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on September 20th, 2019
Larimer County, CO Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 31st, 2019
Aurora, Colorado Mainstream (NED) Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 15th, 2019
Gunnison County, Colorado Closed on March 11th, 2019
Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, and San Juan County, Colorado Closed on February 3rd, 2019
San Miguel County, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 1st, 2019
Jefferson County, CO Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 21st, 2018
Mainstream Closed on August 21st, 2018
Longmont, Colorado Closed on June 7th, 2018