"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."
What is the Denver Housing Authority?
The Denver Housing Authority is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 12,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more than 26,000 very low, low and middle income individuals representing over 12,000 families. DHA has transformed public housing in Denver creating vibrant, revitalized, sustainable, transit oriented, and mixed-income community of choice. Today, DHA’s vision has been honed to reflect the goal that every individual or family shall have quality and affordable housing, in communities offering empowerment, economic opportunity, and a vibrant living environment. Denver Housing Authority'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. DHA is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Denver and approved by the City Council.
What kind of housing programs does DHA offer?
DHA owns and operates over 3,900 conventional public housing units that are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly 700 subsidized multi-family units, and about 200 other locally-funded housing units. DHA also administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher program, formerly known as "Section 8". The Housing Choice Voucher program combines and replaces the Section 8 Certificate Program and the Section 8 Voucher Program, and makes it possible for low income residents to live in private landlord rental housing throughout the city. DHA acts as an agent for HUD in this program, making subsidy payments to the private landlords of Housing Choice Voucher holders. DHA, on behalf of HUD, administers up to 6,900 Housing Choice Vouchers.