The Arvada Housing Authority was created by the City Council in 1975. The Board of the Arvada Housing Authority consists of the seven members of the City Council who serve in a different role as Commissioners of the Authority. The staff for the Housing Authority consists of four employees and an Executive Director who also serves as the Manager for Housing Preservation and Resources which is part of the Community Development Department.
Continuing to build a great community through a superior customer-oriented organization that provides safety and protections, essential services, recreational opportunities, fiscal accountability, and strives for community enrichment and person growth.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8)
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is federally regulated and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program offers rental assistance to very-low and extremely-low income families, individuals, the elderly and the disabled to afford safe, decent and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing including single family homes, townhomes and apartments. Participants pay rent based on their income. The HCV rental subsidies cover the difference between the participant’s payment and the unit’s market rent.
The Arvada Housing Authority provides equal housing opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, familial status, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
If you or a person in your household is a person with a disability and needs a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program, please contact the Arvada Housing Authority at 720-898-7494; fax 720-898-7490 or TDD 303-424-9379.