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.

Project-Based Vouchers

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).

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.

If I am on 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:
Email: WaitList@HousingCatalyst.com
Fax: 970-221-0821

Mail/Deliver to:
Housing Catalyst
1715 W. Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 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                                              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.

Waivers for Voucher Program Participants

HUD Waiver Summary – Residents and Participants should read to see how the waivers Housing Catalyst uses, due to COVID-19, affect them. Summary of Waivers

Full HUD Waiver Report – Full version of the HUD waivers Housing Catalyst has implemented due to COVID 19, in detail. Detailed HUD Waiver Report


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.

Disability Verification

This form will need to be completed when your name is selected from the waitlist. Disability Verification Form

Homelessness Verification

This form will need to be completed when your name is selected from the waitlist. Homelessness Verification Form

Personal Declaration Forms

Use this link to download and print a Personal Declaration Form

Re-certification Utility Allowance Worksheet

Please click here to get the current Recert Utility Allowance Worksheet for October 2019 -October 2020

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.

Participating Landlords

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.