Adams County Housing Authority (ACHA)

2014 Lottery is currently CLOSED

Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) / Section 8



Cards issued for the 2014 lottery pool on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 and August 29th, 2014

must be returned BY MAIL NO LATER THAN Monday, September 15, 2014.


Adams County Housing Authority

7190 Colorado Blvd., Sixth Floor

Commerce City, CO  80022



No additional cards will be issued in 2014.  Only one (1) card per household may be submitted. 

Hand delivered and/or multiple entries will be voided.


All cards returned will be held in a pool and drawings will be conducted for the HCV Program / Section 8 throughout the next 12 months.  The applicants who have their cards drawn will be eligible to apply for the HCV / Section 8 Program.  The lottery cards numbers drawn will be notified by mail and will receive instruction for final approval.  Cards not selected within the next 12 months will be destroyed.


If you are a disabled individual and require Reasonable Accommodations in order to fully participate in the HCV / Section 8 Program please contact 303.227.2013 or Colorado Relay 1.800.659.2656.


For recorded lottery HOT LINE please call 303.227.2743


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Lottery Selection Process


The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program at Adams County Housing Authority (ACHA) is a Lottery based application process. The dates of the lottery will change yearly and are posted in the legal section of the newspaper on our recorded lotto line at 303.227.2743 as well as posted on our website at


Lottery cards submitted within the time frame allotted will be entered into ACHA’s computer system. Throughout the year random drawings will be held as ACHA has available vouchers.


Who can apply? 

All interested applicants over the age of 18 years of age and older.


Do I have to live in Adams County to apply? 

No, you do not have to live in Adams County to apply, however if you are a non-resident applicant, you will be required to lease a unit within Adams County Housing Authorities jurisdiction for the first 12 months after you receive your assistance!


Can I submit more than one lottery card? 

No, if you submit more than one card you will be disqualified. Multiple cards will be destroyed.


What do I do if I have changes? 

It is your responsibility to notify ACHA in writing of any changes. The changes must include your Name, Social Security number and Lottery card number.


What if my number gets drawn, am I guaranteed assistance? 

Applicants are selected through a random lottery drawing. If an applicant’s number is drawn he/she will be notified by mail to complete the application and formal eligibility processing.


Including meeting the eligibility income requirements:

Completion of the application and all other necessary forms;

  • Submission of all required documents: Photo ID’s, Birth Certificates/Social Security cards and verification of court awarded custody.
  • Provide verification of Eligible Immigration status: If not a US citizen, verification documenting legal residency of the United States and or verification of Eligible Immigration status.
  • Pass criminal background check- applicants must not have engaged in any criminal activity within the last 36 months/3 years as  reported by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI).  


What happens if my number doesn’t get drawn?

Lottery cards are valid for 12 months and will be destroyed if not selected within 12 months of submission. Interested parties are encouraged to re-apply every year.


If denial of assistance?

If an application is denied the applicant is notified by mail and given the opportunity to request an informal review.


What if I need reasonable accommodation? 

Reasonable Accommodation requests can be made at 303.227.2013 or Colorado Relay 1.800.659.2656.