The Garfield County Housing Authority serves residents of the Roaring Fork Valley to Parachute for whom conventional housing is unaffordable. GCHA assists individuals, families, seniors and persons with disabilities and works to locate and rent or purchase adequate housing.


A message to our clients and colleagues regarding COVID-19.

Considering recent events, our primary concern is for the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, families and the communities we serve.

The Garfield County Housing Authority will remain in operation while adhering to the guidance on limiting the spread of COVID-19.

  • Our staff will be available through phone calls and email and will limit all non-essential in-person meetings.
  • All individuals allowed into the lobby MUST wear self-provided face masks! Individuals without masks will not be allowed inside.
  • All individuals MUST have their temperature verified at the front door by a staff member before being allowed inside the building. Staff will use a “radiant” no-touch thermometer to take temperatures.
  • We will not be making copies of any paperwork for you at this time, so please mail us copies of your required paperwork or only bring copies to leave with us.



  • As of July 31, 2019 at 8:00am the State of Colorado Division of Housing has CLOSED the waiting lists for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Moffat, Pitkin, Eagle, and Rio Blanco Counties. These waiting lists are funded with Division of Housing. Any applications turned in after this date will be denied.
  • The waiting list for eight (8) Project based units at Lakota Ridge located in New Castle, CO is OPEN. Completing the pre-application online will place you on the selected waiting list. The Garfield County Housing Authority has adopted a Residency Preference for the waiting list for the Project Based Voucher Program for Garfield County. An applicant will qualify for a residency preference if they currently live, work, or have been hired to work in Garfield County.
  • The Garfield County Housing Authority has partnered with GoSection8, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market. For more information regarding this program, go to