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Arvada Housing Authority - Housing Choice Voucher Program

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 virus, housing participants are encouraged to contact their housing specialist by phone or email to report income changes or ask questions. Paperwork can be mailed, scanned and emailed or placed in the dropbox in front of the Housing Authority doors. Please be assured that all rental payments to landlord will continue to be made in a timely matter.

The Arvada Housing Authority is currently NOT accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.

About the 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 Vibrant Communities and Neighborhoods work system.


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 personal growth.

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.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Project-Based Vouchers Request For Proposals

The Arvada Housing Authority (AHA) invites developers of property in Arvada, CO to submit proposals for participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Project Based Voucher Program (PBV). The objectives of this allocation are to 1) Expand housing options for low-income individuals and families with special needs 2) To preserve affordable housing, for low-income individuals and families with special needs that are at risk of being eliminated due to lack of a funding source 3) To increase the supply of affordable housing for individuals and families who are chronically homeless and 4) To increase the supply of affordable, accessible housing for person with disabilities.

If applicable, all financing of project costs and operating expenses will be the responsibility of the owner. Rents that are established for the project will be commensurate with other comparable rents for similar rental units in the areas in which the project is located. In all cases, however, rents cannot exceed the maximum allowable HUD Fair market Rent published for Jefferson County.

The PBV units will be leased to eligible low-income households referred by AHA or to eligible tenants in occupancy of the unit at the time of the submission of the proposal. Rental assistance is available for a total not to exceed 7 units. AHA reserves the right to award less than the maximum vouchers available or requested.

Note: Participation in the PBV Program requires compliance with Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Requirements, and Federal Labor Standards will apply to eligible projects.

                                      Click Here for Proposal documents

All proposals should be submitted via email to Only proposals in response to this invitation will be accepted for consideration. Owners/Developers will be notified by letter of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals. AHA will also publish its notice of selection of PBV proposals on the Arvada Housing Authority website as well as the Arvada Press. All proposals MUST be received no later than 5:00 P.M., Monday, October 18, 2021.

Questions can be directed to Dena Kothe at or 720-898-7476

Annual Report of the Arvada Housing Authority

For the period 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is program that 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 decent housing in the public market. Which includes 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.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

If you or a person in your household has a disability and needs a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program; please contact the Arvada Housing Authority at 720-898-7494 for more information.

  •  Main Telephone Number:
  •  Dena Kothe: Housing Choice Voucher Supervisor
  •  Johnny Yang: Housing Specialist
  •  Stephen Mayns: Housing Specialist
  •  Fax Number: 
  •  Street Address:
    8001 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002

          Hours of Operation:    Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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