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Montezuma County Housing Auth
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- Montezuma County Housing Authority is located in the heart of beautiful Cortez, Colorado. The Housing Authority of County of Montezuma ( HA ) administers Three ( 3 ) rental assistance programs. The Low Rent Public Housing Program, Housing Choice Voucher Program and Affordable Tax Credit Units based on Federally established income limits. These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 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 the county. This is primarily due to 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. "In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability." Public Housing: Applicants 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, elderly, disabled and handicapped. Applicants must meet screening criteria for the following conditions: 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.