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Applying for Assistance

The Montezuma County Housing Authority of Cortez has a limited number of housing units and funds. Therefore, if we are unable to provide you with immediate housing assistance, the Housing Authority MUST put your name on a waiting list until we have a housing unit or funds to assist you.

The Waiting List form is not an application for housing assistance. This form provides the necessary information to put you on the waiting list. The information that you provide on this form (income, household members, etc.) will be verified at the time you are asked to come in for an elegibility interview. The eligibility interview takes place after your name reaches the top of the waiting list and we anticipate having assistance available.

It is your responsibility to report any change of address, income or household changes. The Housing Authority will contact you ONLY BY MAIL. If the letter is returned or you do not respond within a set date (10 business days from the date the letter was mailed out) your name will be removed from all waiting lists for which you applied. The Housing Authority is not responsible for mail that is not timely forwarded to you by the Post Office. Social Security Cards and Birth Certificates MUST accompany pre-application.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may call Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity National Toll-Free Hotline @ 1-800-877-7353 for information and assistance.


Waiting List Application Form

The waiting list application form is available by picking up from our office located at 37 N. Madison, Cortez, CO, 81321 or by contacting the Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma at 970-565-3831 and requesting the application to be faxed, mailed or emailed to you.  Then mail, fax, email or bring into our office for submission.  The application must be complete. Answer all applicable questions. For questions that are not applicable please write "Not Applicable" or "N/A" and return it to the Housing Authority (37 N. Madison, Cortez, CO  81321) along with original documents or copies made by a Notary Public of the following documents: Birth Sertificate or CIB, Social Security Cards and Valid IDs (over 18) for everyone on the application.  The Notary public will be require to make copies from the original documents and on each copy state that the copy is "complete, exact and true copy of the original document".

For more information or questions regarding the application process, please e-mail our office for application information.