Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for help with Housing?             


Longmont Housing Authority may not be able the offer the kind of help you are looking for.

While we cannot offer immediate or rental assistance outside of our programs that are already at capacity,

  • Our Section 8 Program and waitlists are closed.

  • LHA does not provide general rental assistance or emergency housing.


We can offer information about affordable housing and invite you to apply for our affordable multifamily rental waitlists.

  • We can provide a Resource List for you to contact affordable multifamily rental properties, property management agencies, and local service agencies.

  • Our portfolio of affordable rental apartments in Longmont is accepting applications.  You may submit an application to the Community Manager at the property for which you’d like to apply.  Most waitlists are 1-3 years long.

Question 1: How can I apply for Section 8?

Answer: The Longmont Housing Authority regrets to inform you that due to funding restrictions, no new Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and Project Based Vouchers will be issued. To see a list of affordable and subsidized housing in Longmont, please check out our Rental Resource List.


Question 2: What are the eligibility guidelines for Section 8?

Answer: Applicants must meet citizenship or eligible immigration requirements, and household members 18 years of age or older must have a background free of recent violent or drug-related criminal activity. Household members may not owe money to another housing authority.A waiting list is maintained for the Housing Choice Voucher program. The waiting list is currently closed.


Question 3: I have a Section 8 voucher, and I’m moving to another city. Can I take my voucher with me?

Answer: Yes, that is possible. But you’ll need to contact both your current and your future public housing authority to work out the details.


Question 4: Where can I find someone who will let me use my voucher to rent a place to live?

Answer: Please check out our Rental Resource List. 


Question 5: I’d like to rent my home to a Section 8 tenant. How can I do that?

Answer: Please see our Landlord information page here, and contact us at (303) 651-8581.


Question 6: Where can I go for Emergency Housing? 



Our Center                                          220 Collyer Street                               Longmont                              303-772-5529

Atwood Emergency Shelter                811 Atwood Street                              Longmont                              303-651-2388

(Families Only)

HOPE for Longmont                            804 S. Lincoln Street                          Longmont                              303-210-7217

(Street outreach only)



Boulder Emergency Shelter               4869 N. Broadway                              Boulder                                  303-442-4646

(Adults Only – Opens at 5PM)

Emergency Family Assistance            900 Arapahoe                                    Boulder                                  303-442-3042

(Families Only)


In addition, area police departments may assist with night and weekend emergency housing requests for families with children. Longmont Police Department: 303-651-8501 or Boulder Police Department: 303-441-3300


Question 7: I would like to apply for one of Longmont Housing Authority's Properties, How do I do that?

Answer: Our portfolio of affordable rental apartments in Longmont is not currently accepting applications.


For a list of LHA properties, with contact information please click here .


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