Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)

When you cannot help everyone in need, who do you help first?
We have established a Preference Points system to allocate housing assistance, illustrated below.
Elderly or disabled households receive a high priority. Working households with children are served
before households who are not working. Households within Mesa county are served before non-
resident households. Households with identical point values will be served in order of their application
date and time.

Preference PointsOrder of SelectionResidence
115Involuntarily displaced due to Local Government
Action or Federally Recognized Disaster
115TBRA (Next Step Program)-Qualified Families 
100Disabled and elderly, age 62 or older, families with persons with disabilities
Single parent family with dependent children under age 6 working 20 hour per week
Families with dependent children over age 6 working 30 hours per week
Living, working, attending school in Mesa County
85Families with dependent children, not working the minimum number of hours per weekLiving, working in Mesa County
Date and TimeFamilies without dependent children
Singles and all others living outside Mesa County
Living, working in Grand Junction UGA

How long will I have to wait for assistance?
It’s difficult to say. It depends on several factors including funding, rate of turnover, and size of waitlist.
It is a minimum of one year.

What happens if I reach the top of the waiting list?
When an applicant reaches the top of the waiting list, they will be mailed a letter giving them ten
business days to respond and begin the eligibility process. If an applicant does not respond they are
removed from all GJHA waiting lists. To ensure an applicant receives their letter, it is very important that
GJHA always has a correct mailing address. If an applicant needs to update their information with GJHA
it must be done in writing. This can be done in person, via mail/fax/email, or by returning this change

I need housing immediately, what do I do? Can you recommend other low cost and affordable
housing in Mesa County?
Check this list of other Affordable and Subsidized housing options available in Mesa County. It also
includes agencies that may be able to provide emergency housing services.
Another resource is the Almost Home Guide that Catholic Outreach publishes weekly.

Affordable Rental Properties
What are the income guidelines for the Affordable Rental Properties?
Income guidelines vary by property and household size. 

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Is there a waiting list for your Affordable Rental properties?
GJHA does maintain a waiting list for our Affordable Rental properties. Eligibility will vary depending on income and household size.

Where can I check availability for Affordable Rental Properties?
Please contact our leasing office at (970) 208-9541 for current vacancies.

Do you allow pets?
The Grand Junction Housing Authority pet policy varies by property. As required by law, GJHA does
allow service or assistance animals.

Currently all phone lines at our main office location on Foresight and some of our property management offices (The Highlands & 2814) are down due to a local outage with our phone provider. We are currently working to get our main incoming phone lines forwarded to other locations. In the meantime if you need to contact us, our office is open 8am-4pm and you can also use the contact form and Maintenance Request forms on our website. We will update this as we have further information but currently the tentative repair time we have been given is Thursday at 7am.