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 Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

The City of Arvada is not currently taking applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

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 and extra low income families, individuals, the elderly and the disabled. This helps individuals to afford safe, decent and sanitary housing in the private market including single family homes, townhomes and apartments. Housing assistance is provided in the form of rental subsidies. The HCV rental subsidies cover the difference between the participant’s payment and the unit’s market rent. Participants pay rent based on their income.

Income Guidelines

To qualify for HCV (Section 8), your household size and income need to meet federal guidelines.

Household Size 1 Person  2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person
Extra Low Income $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $24,250 $28,410 $32,570
Very Low Income $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350

Payment Standards Effective 10/2/2015

Bedrooms Payment
One $906
Two $1,152
Three $1,627
Four $1,894
Five $2,179

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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.

About Arvada Housing Authority

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.

Equal Housing Opportunities

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.


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