Housing Voucher Programs

Family Unification Program (FUP)

DOLA partners with the Colorado Division of Child Welfare and local service providers to administer a unique housing choice voucher program to assist homeless youth, aging out of the foster care system (ages 18 through 21) and families where available housing is an obstacle to full custody of their children.

Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program

This homeownership program empowers eligible participants interested in purchasing their own home. The voucher may be applied toward the family’s portion of a mortgage. Homes must meet minimum standards of health and safety.

Project Based Assistance (PBV)

This program allows the department to use up to 20 percent of its budget authority to subsidize specific units in designated buildings targeting populations needing supervision or a structured setting.

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program is a national initiative sponsored by the HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The goal of the VASH program is to provide housing choice voucher rental assistance and intensive case management and clinical services to enable homeless veterans access to permanent housing while leading healthy, productive lives in the community.

Shelter Plus Care (S+C)

The Shelter Plus Care (S+C) program provides housing options for homeless persons (and their families) with targeted disabilities, primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases. The program requires participants to engage in services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, job training and life development skills.

The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program

Family self-sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD program that encourages communities to develop local strategies to help voucher families with employment.  Public housing agencies (PHAs) work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses and other local partners to develop a program that gives FSS family members the skills and experience to earn a living wage.

Section 811

The Section 811 PRA program provides project based subsidies to assist very low income people with significant and long-term disabilities so that they may live independently in the community by providing affordable housing linked with voluntary services and supports. The Section 811 program is similar to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Project Based Voucher program. Section 811 PRA program units will be made available for people with disabilities who are leaving institutions or for people with disabilities at risk of being placed in an institution (including those who are homeless and those at risk of being homeless). As of January 2019, construction has been completed on one project with 20 PRA units and six additional projects with another 71 PRA units are expected to open by the Spring of 2020.

Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT)

DOLA works in partnership with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to administer CCT. The program is Colorado’s version of the federal grant program, "Money Follows the Person."  The program allows Medicaid funding to follow a person from an institutional setting to housing in the community. The goal of CCT is to move persons with disabilities out of nursing homes and other long term care and into the community.


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