We are not accepting applications for the housing voucher waitlist at this time.
Housing Choice Vouchers
Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) provide rental assistance towards the cost of rent in the private rental market.
Drawing for the Housing Voucher Waitlist: The application for this drawing is now closed.
Applicants will be selected through a random drawing process and placed on a waitlist. Applicants that are not selected WILL NOT be placed on the waitlist. Date and time of application DOES NOT affect an applicant’s position on the waitlist.
We will post the application numbers of those selected for the waitlist in our office, on our website and at the Murphy Center on January 31, 2020.
Housing Catalyst Office – 1715 W. Mountain Avenue – Fort Collins, CO 80521
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Frequently Asked Questions about Vouchers and the Waitlist
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.
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 Fort Collins 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 of changes to your address or other contact information by completing a Waitlist Change Form. This form is located on our website under Forms & Documents. You may also pick up a form in our office or call/email to have one sent to you. Please either mail, email or fax your completed form to our office.
How to contact Housing Catalyst and submit a Waitlist Change From:
1715 W. Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
This form will need to be completed when your name is selected from the waitlist. Disability Verification Form
This form will need to be completed when your name is selected from the waitlist. Homelessness Verification Form
Housing Voucher Eligibility Guidelines
The combined income of the household cannot exceed the maximum income listed below.
Household Size Maximum Income
1 person 30,550
2 people 34,900
3 people 39,250
4 people 43,600
5 people 47,100
6 people 50,600
7 people 54,100
8 people 57,600
- 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 may not owe money to another housing authority because of a previous tenancy.
- Applicants must also pass the screening criteria of the landlord.
The Project-Based Housing Vouchers waitlist is closed.
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.
The PBV Program provides quality rental housing for families, seniors and persons with disabilities who are earning incomes incomes below 50% of the Area Median Income (see Housing Voucher eligibility guidelines above).
Wait List Change Form
Any change in your mailing address, name, family members or income must be reported to us on a Wait List Change Form. This is especially important so we can contact you and keep your unit size current with your household size. If we cannot contact you by mail, your name will be removed from the wait list.
Additional Contact Form
You can 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. This contact information is for the purpose of identifying a person or organization that may be able to help in resolving any issues that may arise during your tenancy or to assist in providing any special care or services you may require. You may remove or change the information at any time.
Re-certification Utility Allowance Worksheet
Please click here to get the current Recert Utility Allowance Worksheet for October 2018 -October 2019
You may download our HCV Landlord List, containing landlords that may be willing to lease a unit to someone with a housing voucher. Please do not limit yourself to this list. This is for your reference only.