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Arvada Housing Authority - Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

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

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.

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.

Equal Housing Opportunity

The Arvada Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation, familial status or national origin in the admission, access to, or treatment in its federally assisted programs. If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Arvada Housing Authority at 720-898-7494; Fax 720-898-7490 or

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.

Housing Choice Voucher Public Notice for year 2022 Administrative Plan Revisions

Public Notice is hereby given that beginning June 6, 2022, through July 8, 2022, at 12:00 pm; Arvada Housing Authority (AHA) will display for public review and comments a copy of policy changes and revisions to the AHA Administrative Plan. Location for review will be at AHA’s Office 8001 Ralston Rd., Arvada, CO, 80002 or by utilizing the link on the Resources column to the right.

Comments on the agency’s policy changes and revisions may be submitted in writing to Arvada Housing Authority, 8001 Ralston Rd., Arvada, CO, 80002; Attention: Dena Kothe, Housing Choice Voucher Program Supervisor or emailed to  Comments must be received by Friday, July 8, 2022, by 12:00 pm. All comments will be reviewed prior to AHA Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting and public hearing on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 6:00 pm.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires Public Housing Agencies to establish policies for carrying out the Housing Choice Voucher programs in a manner consistent with the HUD requirements and regulations (Code of Federal Regulations). The enclosed changes/revisions to the AHA Administrative Policy are in compliance with the current HUD regulations and requirements and are to be effective August 1, 2022. AHA’s annual Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 8101 Ralston Rd., Arvada, CO, 80002.


  •  Main Telephone Number:
  •  Dena Kothe: Housing Choice Voucher Supervisor
  •  Johnny Yang: Housing Specialist
  •  Stephen Mayns: Housing Specialist
  •  Carrie Espinosa: Executive Director
  •  Lisa Snyder: Administrative Assistant
  •  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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