HOUSING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
The Englewood Housing Authority offers several housing programs that enable lower-income residents of any community to rent affordable, safe and sanitary housing. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides the Englewood Housing Authority with federal funds to administer these programs in their areas.
In order to qualify for housing assistance, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
> The applicant must qualify as a "a family":
~ a single individual who is either 62 years of age OR
~ two or more persons who have a family-type relationship
> The applicant must not exceed established income guidelines at the time of
application and admission. These guidelines are established by HUD are as follows:
2016 Income Guidelines
30% of median 50% of median 80% of median
Family Size (extremely low) (very low) (low)
1 person $16,850 $28,050 $44,900
2 persons $19,250 $32,050 $51,300
3 persons $21,650 $36,050 $57,700
4 persons $24,300 $40,050 $64,100
5 persons $28,440 $43,300 $69,250
6 persons $32,580 $46,500 $74,400
7 persons $36,730 $49,700 $79,500
8+ persons $40,890 $52,900 $84,650
The housing authority accepts applications only when the waiting lists for various programs are open. Please call the administrative offices at 303-761-6200 to determine if the waiting list for a specific program is open or closed. If the waiting list is open, an eligible individual or family may print the application from this website or pick up a preliminary application during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday; Open by appointment only on Wednesday) at the administrative offices at 3460 South Sherman, Suite 101.
Applicants may submit their completed application forms during normal business hours, and will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date and time received. The housing authority offers preferences to certain groups of persons, depending on the housing program. Applicants who can verify that they qualify for a preferences are housing before other applicants with no preferences. Admissions policies are available for review upon request from the housing authority offices.
Rent calculation formulas for assisted housing programs are determined by HUD, and require each family to pay a “fair share” of their income for rent. This amount typically will not exceed 30 percent of a tenant family’s adjusted income or 10 percent of gross income, whichever is higher.
Adjustments for families consist of allowances for dependent children, child care, costs, full-time students (18 years of age or older), and monthly utility costs that are the resident’s responsibility to pay. Adjustments for seniors or disabled tenants are given for ongoing, regular medical expenses that exceed 3 percent of the family’s gross income.
Residents are required to inform the housing authority of all assets and earned income for every person in the household who is 18 years of age of older. Tenant rents are based on the total household income.
> Wages, commissions, overtime pay and tips for all household members
18 and older
> Social security payments, pensions, unemployment or disability and worker's
> All public assistance payments (e.g., aid to dependent children, old age
> Interest income from assets (stocks, bonds, savings accounts, CDs, rental
> Child support/alimony
WAITING LIST GUIDELINES FOR
ORCHARD PLACE AND SIMON CENTER
Waiting lists are closed for the Orchard Place and Simon Center one-bedroom apartments for the elderly and disabled. Wheelchair accessible units are located only at Orchard Place. The units at Simon Center are not wheelchair accessible.
Certain income limits apply to specific housing programs and are used to determine eligibility of families at the time the family applies and is housed. Please see the income guidelines listed below. If your income is greater than the amounts listed below you may not be eligible. If you have questions about income eligibility, please consult EHA staff.
Arapahoe County, Colorado
FY 2016 Income Limit Category 1 Person 2 Persons
Low Income Limits $44,900 $51,300
It is the policy of the Englewood Housing Authority to fully comply with all federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws. In addition, the Englewood Housing Authority will assist applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in order to make housing programs accessible in a way that would otherwise not be possible for them due to a disability. If an applicant has difficulty communicating, language assistance may be provided. Englewood Housing Authority does not discriminate based on age, race or color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability.
WAITING LIST GUIDELINES FOR
PUBLIC HOUSING FAMILY UNITS
Certain income limits apply to specific housing programs. These are used to determine eligibility of families at the time the family applies and again before being housed. If you have questions about income eligibility, please consult EHA staff.
The Englewood Housing Authority has an equal preference for working and disabled families. Employment will be verified by a third party at the time an applicant reaches the top of the waiting list. A working family is defined as a family in which the head of household and/or spouse of head of household is working at the time of application AND has had six consecutive months of full-time employment. Gaps between different employers of one week or less during the six-month period are acceptable for preference qualification. Full-time employment is defined as 35 hours or more per week.
It is the policy of the Englewood Housing Authority to fully comply with all federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws. In addition, the Englewood Housing Authority will assist applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in order to make housing programs accessible in a way that would otherwise not be possible for them due to a disability. If an applicant has difficulty communicating, language assistance may be provided. If a reasonable accommodation is required, please request a Reasonable Accommodation form from an EHA representative (or download the PDF form from this Web page).
Any changes to your original application must be made in writing and signed by the head of household.