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 Catalyst will open the waiting list for Wellington Project Based Vouchers on Wednesday, December 13 at 9:00 a.m. The waiting list will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 18.

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

To qualify, the applicant’s household total income or benefits must be below 50% of the area median income. The number of bedrooms a household is eligible for depends on the household size. Generally each bedroom accommodates two persons. (See specific guidelines on application.)

Preference will go to households who either reside within Wellington, Colorado, or households with an adult who works at least 20 hours per week in Wellington. This preference only applies to the Wellington Project Based Voucher waiting list.

Household Size Maximum Income
1 $39,800
2 $45,450
3 $51,150
 4 $56,800
5 $61,350
Voucher Size Household Size
0 bedroom 1 t0 2 persons
1 bedroom 1 to 2 persons
2 bedroom 2 to 4 persons
3 bedroom 3 to 6 persons
4 bedroom 4 to 8 persons

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 Project Based Vouchers, the waiting lists is a first come, first served process. Applicants are placed on the waiting list at the time and date the application is received.

For Housing Choice Vouchers, 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 randomly selected applications will be placed on the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list.

For Project Based Vouchers, you will be added to the waiting list based on the time and date your application was submitted. You will be contacted when your name comes to the top of the list.

For Housing Choice Vouchers, 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.

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. If your contact information changes, please update it through the Housing Catalyst RentCafé portal within ten days of the change.

Written notification of changes (Waiting List Change Form) can be sent 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

Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Opened June 9-12, 2023

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