Denver Housing Authority Announces Opening of Public Housing Pre-Application List

Online Applications May Be Submitted Beginning April 5, 2024 ~

Denver Housing Authority (DHA) announced today that from 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2024, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2024, pre-applications for the public housing program will be accepted online only for DHA subsidized properties.

Applications may be submitted for the following categories:       

1. Family (a) A family with children (the temporary, 90 days or less, absence of a child from the placement in foster care shall not be considered in determining family composition and family size; furthermore, proof of guardianship must be provided). (b) Two or more persons sharing residency, with at least one person who is eighteen (18) years of age and whose income and resources are available to meet the family’s needs and who are either related by blood, marriage, or operation of law, or who evidenced a stable family relationship over a period of six (6) months.

2. Disabled Family – A family whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person with disabilities, or two or more persons with disabilities living together, or one or more persons with disabilities living with one or more Live-in-Aides.

3. Non-Elderly Disabled Persons – A person with a disability who is less than 62 years of age.

4. Elderly Family – A family whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person who is at least 62 years of age; or two or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living together; or one or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living with one or more Live-In-Aides.

5. Elderly Persons – A person who is at least 62 years of age.

Public Housing pre-application entries must be submitted on-line (through the internet) by using any computer or smart phone that has internet access by visiting DHA’s website at www.denverhousing.org. Pre-application data entry assistance will be available in person at 1401 Mariposa Street from April 5, 2024, to April 15, 2024, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Any DHA location can take a pre-application. No additional data entry assistance will be available once the pre-application acceptance timeframe has closed. For data entry assistance please call 720-932-3021. Applicants will be required to enter the social security number for the head of household and co-head of household/spouse as well as total household income and income type that includes all members of the household.

Only one computer entry may be submitted per household.  Multiple entries will not be accepted.  All required fields must be completed. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.  Applicants are advised to print the pre-application confirmation page and keep the pre-application number on file for future reference. After submitting the pre-application, applicants are required to report any change of address in writing to DHA’s Occupancy & Admissions Department, 1401 Mariposa St. Denver, CO 80204 and this information must include applicant’s name, social security number, pre-application number and correct address.

Public Housing pre-applications will continue to NOT be available for:

1. Single Person – A person who lives alone or intends to live alone, who is not an elderly person, a person with disabilities, a displaced person or the remaining member of a tenant family.

2. Family (b) A family without children. (i) Two or more persons sharing residency, who are eighteen (18) years of age and whose income and resources are available to meet the family’s needs and who are either related by blood, marriage or operation of law, or who evidenced a stable family relationship over a period of six (6) months.

3. DHA Tenant Remaining family member – The remaining member of a tenant family who meets all other eligibility criteria.                                                                           

4. A Displaced Family A family in which each member or whose sole member, is a person displaced by governmental action or a person whose dwelling had been extensively damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster declared or otherwise formally recognized pursuant to Federal disaster relief laws.

5. Near Elderly Family Near elderly family means a family whose head, spouse or sole member is a person who is at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62 years; or two or more persons, who are at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62 years, living together, or one or more persons who are at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62 years living with one or more Live-In-Aides.

DHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation, familial status, national origin, or any other protected class in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in federally assisted programs or activities. 

Denver Housing Authority

DHA’s mission is to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent, and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities. It is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 13,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more than 27,000 very low, low, and middle-income individuals. DHA has been creating vibrant communities and sustainable neighborhoods since 1938.  www.denverhousing.org

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