Contact Us

If you need to reach your Housing Coordinator, please call 970-416-2910 or email [email protected].

Waitlist Posting

Our Waitlist Numbers and Next Steps reflect the current list of Housing Choice Voucher applications we have received.

This list does NOT represent a position on the Waitlist. As vouchers become available, we will select numbers from this list and contact you by mail. Remember to keep your contact information updated so we can reach you.

Emergency Housing Vouchers

Housing Catalyst was recently awarded 25 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. These vouchers specifically assist families that are homeless, at risk of homelessness, fleeing or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability. Housing Catalyst has partnered with our local continuum of care (CoC) to provide direct referrals for these vouchers.

As a HUD requirement, Housing Catalyst is notifying, with this posted update, applicants currently on Housing Catalyst Lottery waitlist that may be eligible for EVH assistance, to contact the CoC for guidance on their referral process. The contact is Summer Garcia, CAHPS Coordinator at [email protected].

Housing Choice Vouchers

Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) help cover the cost of monthly rent for people whose incomes are below the area average (see guidelines above). After qualifying, participants in the HCV program pay approximately 30-40% of their monthly income toward rent. Housing Choice Vouchers may be used throughout Larimer County in privately-owned and qualified apartments, townhomes or houses.

Introduction to the Housing Choice Voucher Program for New Residents


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Waitlist Process and Next Steps

What is a Housing Voucher and what does it do?
A housing voucher is used to pay a portion of your rent based on your income.

Is this a first come, first served process?
No. Housing Catalyst will randomly select applicants to place on the waitlist. All eligible applications received during the waitlist opening will have an equal chance of being selected.

What is the process once my application has been submitted?
A random drawing will determine which applications will be added to our waitlist and in which order.

The numbers selected in our random drawing will be posted on Friday, May 7th. Those selected numbers will be posted on our website, on our front office doors, and at the Murphy Center for Hope.

If I am added to the waitlist, what happens next?
When vouchers are available, you will be contacted when you come to the top of the list. At that time, Housing Catalyst will ask for documentation verifying eligibility. Once eligibility is confirmed, you will be invited to a meeting to receive a voucher and information about the program. You will then be responsible for locating an eligible rental home in Larimer County where you can use your voucher.

How do I inform Housing Catalyst if my address changes after I submit my application?
We need to be able to contact you by mail. Always inform Housing Catalyst in writing of changes to your address or other contact information. You MUST complete a Waitlist Change Form. Please either mail, email or fax your completed form to our office.

Email: [email protected]
Call: 970-416-2910
Fax: 970-221-0821
Office hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Housing Voucher Eligibility Guidelines

The combined income of the household cannot exceed the maximum income listed below.

Household Size Maximum Income
1 person 33,600
2 people 38,400
3 people 43,200
4 people 47,950
5 people 51,800
6 people 55,650
7 people 59,500
8 people 63,300

  • Applicants must meet citizenship or eligible immigration requirements.
  • Household members 18 years of age or older must have a background free of recent violent or drug-related criminal activity.
  • Household members must not owe money to another housing authority because of a previous residence.
  • Applicants must also pass the screening criteria of the landlord.

Participating Landlords/Property Managers

You may download our HCV Property Manager List, containing property managers who may be willing to lease a home to someone with a housing voucher. Please do not limit yourself to this list. This is for your reference only.

Transferring Your Voucher to Larimer County (Portability)

You may be able to transfer your Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8 rent assistance) from another housing authority to Larimer County. Details are available in our Guide to Transferring Your Voucher to Larimer County.

Project-Based Vouchers

Applications are not being accepted at this time

Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) provide rental assistance towards the cost of rent in specific apartments within Housing Catalyst’s Villages properties. These are only eligible at designated apartments. Rent is approximately 30% of your total household income.

Forms and Documents

  • Additional Contact Form
    Download and complete this form if you would like to add another contact person to your application for housing. This may be a family member, friend, or social, health, advocacy, or other organization. Provide a person or organization that may help resolve any issues during your lease or help provide any special care or services you need. You may remove or change the information at any time.
  • Bedroom Size Assignment
    Bedroom size is determined by your household size and composition. You will be placed on the appropriate waitlist based on the information you provide about your household. One-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments are very limited and currently have very long waitlists of at least 5 years. These guidelines will determine each family’s home size.
  • Disability Verification Form
    This form will need to be completed when your name is selected from the waitlist.
  • Homelessness Verification Form
    This form will need to be completed when your name is selected from the waitlist.
  • Payment Standard
    The payment standard is the maximum monthly assistance payment for a family assisted in the voucher program.
  • Personal Declaration Form
  • Utility Allowance Worksheet
  • Waitlist Change Form
    Any change in your mailing address, name, family members or income must be reported through a Waitlist Change Form. This is especially important so we can contact you and keep your apartment size current with your household size. If we cannot contact you by mail, your name will be removed from the waitlist.

Federal Waivers for Voucher Program Participants