Adams County Housing Authority (ACHA)

2014 Lottery Opening

Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) / Section 8



ACHA will issue lottery cards for the 2014 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) / Section 8 lottery pool on:


Thursday, August 28th , 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Friday, August 29th, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Lottery Cards MUST be picked up at the Adams County Housing Authority offices located at:


Adams County Department of Human Services Building

7190 Colorado Blvd, Commerce City. Colorado 80022

in the main Lobby, 1st floor


Cards will not be issued before or after these times and dates.


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 selecting wihtin the next 12 months will be destroyed.


Only one (1) card per household may be submitted.  All multiple entries will be voided.


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.


Additional information can be found at


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.