For more information on housing subsidy Section 8 Vouchers click here. Contact your local housing authority to learn when or how to get on the waitlist for affordable housing. Please note, wait lists open every 2-3 years and can take another several years to actually get an approved voucher. Another option is to search for affordable housing through safe housing/rental sites and advertisements. Find a local Housing Authorities.
The Fair Housing Act protects people from inequity in nearly all housing rental and sales transactions. The federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments Act of 1988 prohibits discrimination in housing because of disability, familial status, national origin, race, color or religion. Learn more.
First Time Homebuyers
The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) provides the FirstStep Program, which offers great opportunities to achieve affordable homeownership through CHFA. The program The CHFA FirstStep program may be used by first-time homebuyers, non-first-time homebuyers purchasing in targeted areas, or qualified veterans; offers fixed interest rates and a 30-year term; and can be paired with an optional zero-percent second mortgage load for down payment, closing costs and/or prepaid assistance (higher interest rates apply).
Denver Metro Affordable Home Ownership Program
Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST) offers the Ownership Program designed to provide affordable and safe housing opportunities to Denver residents. Applicants must be within the Area Median Income (AMI) limits and maintain a housing payment at or below 35% of the household income. Get more information about the program, income limits and the ratio requirements here.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
This homeownership program empowers working individuals and families to build and buy their own homes. Habitat homes are affordable with payment set no higher than 30% of a family's gross monthly income. Homeowners are provided with a series of home-buying classes and workshops that prepare them for successful home ownership.
Multi-Family Rental Units: Affordable Housing
HOME Investment Partnerships Fund is under Title II of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 and exists to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing, primarily for low and moderate income persons.
The HOME Program funds projects that are administered and awarded to private and non-profit developers selected by Arapahoe County. The following are approved for funding in the last four years:
- Arapahoe County Community Development
- Cornell Senior Housing - construct 50 units
- Aurora Housing Authority
- Residence at 6th Avenue Apartments - rehabilitation on 86
- Brothers Redevelopment
- Paris Street Apartments - construct 39 units
- Littleton Crossing Apartments - construct 50 units
- Broadway Lofts - construct 111 units
- Residences at Hoffman - construct 85 unites
- The Foundry Apartments - construct 70 units
- Village of Westerly Creek Apartments
- Phase II - construct 65 units
- Phase III - construct 74 units