The Garfield County Housing Authority has partnered with AffordableHousing.com, 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. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating, or viewing property listings, please call the Affordable Housing toll free help line at 1-866-466-7328. It is recommended that landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up.
What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program?
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly known as Section 8) is a rent subsidy program that assists eligible low-income persons and their families in obtaining decent, safe and sanitary housing by paying a portion of their rent. Eligible applicants locate a unit in the private rental market. Rent must be within the current allowed Payment Standards. Landlords are paid the difference between 30% of the tenant's income and the payment standard. More information is found in the Landlord Guide to Housing Choice Voucher Program. Please CLICK HERE for Guide.
Housing Quality Standard Inspections
Landlord properties are required to meet Housing Quality Standards and be decent, safe and sanitary. GCHA inspects properties before accepting them into the program. The property must pass an Housing Quality Standards Inspection initially and biannually for the program. For more information on Housing Quality Standards, please review the following items.
Housing Discrimination Under The Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. Additional protections apply to federally-assisted housing. Please CLICK HERE for more information about Fair Housing.
Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA)
The Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA) provides special protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking who are applying for or receiving assistance under the housing choice voucher (HCV) program. VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Please CLICK HERE for more information about VAWA.