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The Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma is located in the heart of beautiful Cortez, Colorado. Our jurisdiction includes the following areas.

  • Montezuma County, Colorado
  • La Plata County, Colorado
  • Dolores County, Colorado

The Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma (HA) administers three (3) rental assistance programs. The Low Rent Public Housing Program, Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program and Affordable Tax Credit Units based on Federally established income limits. The Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer"


Applicants for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing Programs must meet the Very Low Income guidelines (earning no more than 50% of the area median income) established by HUD. Rental Assistance is available to families, single individuals, elderly, disabled and handicapped.

Applicants must:

  • Submit to criminal background/credit check for everyone over the age of 18
  • Turn in birth certificates, social security cards for ALL individuals on the application
  • Provide valid Driver's License/Id for anyone over the age of 18


Public Housing developments are owned and managed by the Housing Authority. These developments are multi-family and single-family dwellings scattered in various sites throughout Montezuma County, Colorado. This is primarily due to the County passing a resolution to develop public housing in scattered sites within its jurisdiction. The Program has separate dwelling units for the elderly, disabled, and families with children.

Applicants are placed according to wait list and availability. Families will pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income towards their rent. They must also go through criminal background/credit check to qualify.


Affordable housing is for working families and single individuals who must qualify for this program. Income qualifications are 30% to 60% of the Median Income, call or stop by to pick up an application and to see if you qualify.

***Non-Subsidized Property*** 
(Housing Choice Vouchers Accepted)

Following is the list of Affordable Housing Properties;

* Overlook Village Apartments -
670 W. Menefee, Mancos, Colorado

                         * Praire Mesa Estates -                           
 650 E. 2nd St., Cortez, Colorado

       * Brubaker Place Apartments -

691 Wyoming St., Cortez, Colorado


Menefee Apartments are located in Mancos, Colorado and are subsidized elder, handicap, disabled apartments provided by USDA/Rural Developement, Managed by the Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma.

  • Income Eligible
  • Community Room
  • On Site Laundry


This program was created in 1974 to assist low-income families. The Housing Authority provides rental assistance to families who wish to reside in the private rental market. Program participants pay 30% of their monthly adjusted income towards the rental amount of the dwelling unit.

Participants have the choice of housing they wish to reside in. Housing types may include:

  • Single Family Homes

  • Manufactured Housing

  • Apartments / Townhomes

Applicants must meet the Very Low Income guidelines (earning no more than 50% of the area median income) established by HUD.

ALL programs work from a wait list; which goes by the date and time your application was turned in complete to our office.

Our Mission Statement:

To provide affordable, decent, safe, secure and sanitary housing to low and moderate income families, including elderly and disabled persons, encourage self-sufficiency by pursuing new, creative and financially sustainable ways to meet the changing housing needs of the residents within the Housing Authority's jurisdiction.

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"In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this instituition is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status."