Housing Choice Voucher Program
Each year, Housing Catalyst administers Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) to more than 1,400 households. These vouchers provide assistance toward the cost of rent in the private rental market. Voucher holders pay approximately 30-40% of their monthly income in rent, and the voucher pays the difference directly to the property manager.
In 2020, Housing Catalyst provided Housing Choice Voucher assistance to 232 new households. Of the new voucher holders, 122 households had been experiencing homelessness prior to moving into a home with HCV assistance.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
During the pandemic, Housing Catalyst worked with the Colorado Division of Housing to assist Housing Catalyst and CARE Housing residents impacted by COVID-19. Housing Catalyst distributed over $116,000 in emergency rental assistance to 134 families in 2020. This assistance provided housing stability and kept families in their homes.
Homelessness is a complex challenge that requires a network of community supports to address. Together with local government partners and community agencies, Housing Catalyst hopes to help make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in our community.