Housing Catalyst maintains waiting lists for a variety of voucher programs. These waiting lists open for brief periods during which eligible households may apply.

Before opening a waiting list, Housing Catalyst will announce the opening in local newspapers like The Coloradoan, as well as share information through our partner agencies.

Current Waiting List Openings

Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)

Open Friday, June 9-Monday, June 12

Need help with the application?

Contact our rental assistance team for assistance.

(970) 416-2910

[email protected]

Housing Catalyst will open the waiting list for Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) on Friday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. The waiting list will close at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12.

Housing Choice Vouchers, sometimes referred to as Section 8, help cover the cost of rent for families with low incomes, people with disabilities, and seniors. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to choose any rental home that meets the requirements of the program, including single-family homes, townhomes, or apartments.

Housing Catalyst pays a housing subsidy directly to the property owner on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the rent charged by the property owner and the amount subsidized by the program. Voucher program participants usually pay about 30% of their monthly income toward rent.

To qualify, the applicant’s total household income or benefits must be below 50% of the area median income. All declared eligibility will be verified at the time of selection from the waiting list. (See specific guidelines on the application.)

Household Size Maximum Income
1 $39,800
2 $45,450
3 $51,150
 4 $56,800
5 $61,350

Notifications for Waiting List Openings

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Waiting List Process and Next Steps

A housing voucher is used to pay a portion of your rent based on your income.

For the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, all applications received during the waiting list opening dates will have an equal chance of being selected. We will place all applications into a lottery, and the first 800 randomly selected applications will be placed on the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list.

Completed applications will be placed into a lottery and assigned a number through a random selection process. A selection of assigned numbers (for example, 1 through 800) will be placed on a waiting list to receive a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) should funding be available, over the next two to three years. Numbers outside of the selected range (for example, 801 and higher) will not be placed on the waiting list.

All applicants will receive a notification to the email address on the application by July 1, 2023.

If you are on the waiting list for a Housing Choice Voucher, 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, and voucher assistance is available, 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.

If you are on the waiting list for a Project-Based Voucher, you will be contacted when your name comes to the top of the waiting list. At that time, Housing Catalyst will ask for documentation verifying eligibility and schedule a meeting to share information about the program.

We need to be able to contact you by mail to offer assistance. Always inform Housing Catalyst of changes to your address or contact information in writing within ten calendar days of the change.

Please send written notification of changes (Waiting List Change Form) to:

Housing Catalyst
1715 W. Mountain Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

You may also fax changes to 970-221-0821 or email changes to [email protected].

Past Waiting List Openings

2 & 3 Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Opened January 18-25, 2023

Wellington Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Opened July 19-25, 2022

Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Opened March 8-15, 2021