The Wheat Ridge Housing Authority (WHRA) meets only one time per year. Due to a lack of resources, both funding and staff, the board has been formally dormant since passing a motion to that effect in February 2018. The board meets one time a year to maintain partnership agreements and complete housekeeping tasks related to budget and audit.
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. at 7500 W. 29th Ave on the second floor. Five members serve on the Board, one per district plus a Councilmember.
WRHA is currently a limited partner in the ownership structures of three affordable housing developments in order to facilitate a state property tax exemption. If you are developer seeking an ownership partner, please contact us at 303-235-2846.
If you are seeking rental assistance, we recommend you contact one or both of these agencies:
- Mile High United Way Help Center - The 211 Help Center is a multilingual and confidential service that connects individuals to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare, and more. The United Way's 211 database contains more than 7,000 health and human resources and is updated daily to help community members meet basic needs. Dial 2-1-1 to reach the help center or visit: https://unitedwaydenver.org/get-help/
- Foothills Regional Housing (FRH) - Formerly known as the Jefferson County Housing Authority, FRH develops, owns, and operates housing throughout Jefferson County including in Wheat Ridge. Their housing including income-restricted, senior, and market rate; and FRH manages a housing voucher program as well. Dial 303-422-8600 or visit: https://www.foothillsrh.org/live-with-us.html
If you are seeking down payment assistance for a home in Wheat Ridge:
- Metro Down Payment Assistance (metroDPA) - The City participates in the metroDPA program. If you make up to $176,700 a year and have a credit score above 640, metroDPA can help with a home loan and down payment assistance to help you buy a home. You may receive up to 5% of the mortgage loan amount for your down payment – with no interest and you don’t have to pay it back if you stay in the home for three years. A qualified lender coordinates the financing and can help you prequalify. Find out more about the program or get the name of a lender: http://www.metrodpa.org/
Members & Staff
- - City Council Member
- - District I Representative
- Chad Harr - District II Representative
- Vacant- District III Representative
- Janice Thompson - District IV Representative
- - Staff Liaison, Planning Manager
- Ken Johnstone - Executive Director, Community Development Director
Members are appointed by the Mayor and ratified by City Council.