Qualifications for Housing Assistance

To be eligible for the public housing program, the applicant family must:
  • Qualify as a family as defined by HUD and the PHA.
  • Have income at or below HUD-specified income limits.
  • Qualify on the basis of citizenship or the eligible immigrant status of family members.
  • Provide social security number information for household members as required.
  • Consent to the PHA’s collection and use of family information as provided for in PHA-provided consent forms.
The applicant must not exceed established income guidelines at the time of  application and admission. These guidelines are established by HUD are as follows:


Application Procedures

Rent Determination

The housing authority accepts applications only when the waiting lists for various programs are open. Currently all our waitlists are CLOSED. The waiting list for Orchard Place will be open July 16th, 2018 and close July 20th, 2018.

When the waiting list are open, applicants may submit their completed application forms vial USPS mail and will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date and time received.  The housing authority offers preferences to certain groups of persons, depending on the housing program. Applicants who can verify that they qualify for a preferences are housing before other applicants with no preferences. Admissions policies are available for review upon request from the housing authority offices.


​Any changes to your original application must be made in writing and signed by the head of household.
Rent calculation formulas for assisted housing programs are determined by HUD, and require each family to pay a “fair share” of their income for rent. This amount typically will not exceed 30 percent of a tenant family’s adjusted income or 10 percent of gross income, whichever is higher. 

Adjustments for families consist of allowances for dependent children, child care, costs, full-time students (18 years of age or older), and monthly utility costs that are the resident’s responsibility to pay. Adjustments for seniors or disabled tenants are given for ongoing, regular medical expenses that exceed 3 percent of the family’s gross income.  

Residents are required to inform the housing authority of all assets and earned income for every person in the household who is 18 years of age of older. Tenant rents are based on the total household income. 

Income includes:
  • Wages, commissions, overtime pay and tips for all household members 18 and older
  • Social security payments, pensions, unemployment or disability and worker's compensation benefits
  • All public assistance payments (e.g., aid to dependent children, old age pension, etc.)
  • Interest income from assets (stocks, bonds, savings accounts, CDs, rental property)
  • Child support/alimony 

* ALL OUR WAITING LISTS ARE CLOSED *

CONTACT US
Telephone
Address​​
Office Hours
Phone: 303-761-6200
Fax: 303-781-5503
TDD Voice:1-800-659-3656
TTD Relay: 1-800-659-2656
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
​By appointment only on Wednesday
3460 S.Sherman St.,
Suite 101
Englewood, CO 80113