All DHA offices will be closed on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15, 2024 due to inclement weather and road conditions.
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HCV Lottery

The 2024 lottery is now closed

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program opens a lottery once a year. There is no preparing ahead of time. There is no application to complete. When the lottery opens, it is an online entry located on the home page of the website –

Be patient, as you wait through the process, do not refresh because it may cancel you out.

ATTENTION PLEASE! NEVER pay money to apply for housing!

Once the lottery closes, DHA will begin with an automated/random drawing throughout the following year. Lottery numbers do not carry over from year to year.

Please be patient, for example, based on budget projections for 2021, each of the lottery applicants has a roughly 6% chance of having their application pulled.

Selected (random) applicants from the lottery will work with the Admissions Department on next steps.  

Income Limits for 50% AMI as of 5/15/2023

In order to qualify for the program your income must not exceed the limits below based on your family’s size. 

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
To Participate You Must be:
  • 18 years of age or older; and
  • A U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant and have legal capacity to enter into a lease under state and local law
To Apply for the lottery:
  • Lottery Entries MUST be submitted on-line (through the internet) using ANY computer, tablet, or smart phone that has Internet access by going to DHA’s website at
  • Only one computer entry can be submitted per household.
  • Do not pay anyone to participate in the HCV/SECTION 8 Lottery.
Computers are Available at:

DHA’s Opportunity Centers
open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Westwood Homes
    855 South Irving Street
  • North Lincoln Homes
    1401 Mariposa Street
    *DHA’s Osage Street office WILL NOT be open for lottery entries.

Denver Public Libraries (DPL)

Hours vary, Check DPL’s website for hours of operation or call DPL at (720) 865-1111.

*There is a .10¢ fee at DPL for printing the DHA lottery confirmation page.