Applicant FAQs

 

1.       Do I have to submit an application in person at the Housing Authority?
NO. The application can be mailed; OR you may visit the application page on this website to fill out and print an application to send or bring in to the administration office.

2.        How long will I have to wait to be housed?
Currently, our waiting lists are in the timeframe of 6-9 months to 1 Yr +.  The demand for subsidized housing far exceeds the funds available so there can be a lengthy wait to get into a program. Your time on the waiting list will vary depending on the program you have applied for, the size of unit that you need, your date of application, and any preferences you may qualify for.

What happens when I come to the top of the waiting list? You will be contacted by mail and will have approximately 10 days to respond. The Housing Coordinator for the property will instruct you on the next steps in this process.

IMPORTANT – In order not to miss an opportunity when you come to the top of the waiting list, you should always keep us informed of any change of address or family status by updating your application.

3.       What number am I on the waiting list?
We are unable to give out a specific number and/or ranking on the waiting list due to discrimination policies.  We are only able to speculate/estimate a timeframe based upon your original application date.

4.        If I have mailed in an application – how do I know you received it?
We do NOT routinely do a confirmation ‘receipt of application’ due to such a high volume. If the application is fully completed it will be processed in our data system according to the date & time it was received; followed by waiting list placement of which you will be notified when your name nears the top of the list—followed by a mailing of a 1st class letter. Pending the number of people on the waiting list and the vacancy rollover rate—it becomes difficult to predict.

5.       Do you provide “emergency housing”?
NO. We cannot accommodate an immediate “crisis” need, which is what necessitates the waiting list process. We do not having unoccupied units available nor reserved to fulfill an “urgent” need.  Instead, reference is made to utilizing other resources via additional agencies, materials, etc. is suggested & encouraged to provide other direction.

6.       If I am pregnant—does that mean I can receive housing earlier?
NO.  It does establish a “family preference”, which is served before single, independent; non-elderly; non-disabled—but does NOT force movement nor place someone at the top on any list.  (It is still cycled by time & date & preference).

7.       Why am I taking longer to come up on the wait list…(since I live out-of-town)?
We elect to have a local/Loveland preference in place which serves applicants within the boundaries of Loveland first by either living here and/or working in the city limits of Loveland.  Thus, our funding $ are awarded to serve our community; just as other neighboring housing authorities focus on serving their locale.

8.        On what basis is my application reviewed to determine bedroom size & complex?
Primarily on family size, circumstance, and need is what determines bedroom size and which programs to which an applicant is assigned.  We wish to provide as many opportunities as possible – but will list a person accordingly —to best accommodate any existing needs (ie, unit without stairs; wheelchair accessibility; extra bedroom for medical equipment; etc.)

9.       Can I call to change my address on the application?
NO. Any & ALL changes to the original application must be done in writing (preferably in person at the Housing Authority-OR via mail request, if necessary) as an ‘UPDATE’ application.  Changes are not made over the phone because of  confidentiality and/or verbal discrepancies.

10.   Who is eligible to apply for low-income housing?
Anyone who has a need for affordable housing is welcome to submit an application. There is no qualifying eligibility criteria to get on the waiting lists.

-However, you (or a member of your household) must be 18 yr. to enter into a lease agreement.

-Also, there are higher income requirements in place to meet the eligibility for our tax credit properties.

11. Can I make application inquiry regarding status of about somebody else?
NO. Rightfully, with confidentiality policy and the Privacy Act—we cannot divulge any information about the status of anyone else.

*(Only exceptions are: being assigned Power of Attorney-OR-having a signed Release of Information.)

12. How do I know if ALL of your waiting lists are open to apply for?
Whenever we close a waiting list it is officially listed as a Legal Notice in the classified section of local newspaper; and would also appear on our website. This would include the effective date of closure; and indicate a projected re-opening date, if applicable. Otherwise, upon contact you would be advised of which lists are open to make application.

13. Where are you located?
The Administration office is located in the North part of Loveland off of 287 Left and West on 37th past the intersection with landmarks of: Walgreen’s, Diamond Shamrock; 7-11; and Wells Fargo Bank.