Services - To apply, click on the program page then fill out the Online Application for that program.
Please note: It may take 15-30 days to process your application.
Casper Housing Authority Tranistions (CHAT) is a transitional housing program for families with children. CHAT is a 2 year program with supportive services in a shared housing environment. All tenants must pass a background check and be willing to participate in the program, working with a case manager. CHAT is located in Building E at the Life Steps Campus.
The Foundations Transitional Housing Program is for individual women who are reentering society. Applications are by referral only. Contact the CHA main office at 307-266-1388 for more information.
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The Sheridan VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics, in their Wyoming Service Area. The Casper Housing Authority accepts referrals through the Casper community-based outreach clinic.
The HUD-VASH program is a partnership between HUD and the VA and is the only Permanent Supportive Housing project in Casper. Based on the Housing First Model, this program has been managed through the partnership between the Sheridan VA and the Casper Housing Authority for over 5 years.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (which is also known as Section 8) issues vouchers that pay a portion of the monthly rent for privately owned units. Casper Housing Authority provides eligible households with a voucher (also known as a housing subsidy). Vouchers may be used to rent a unit from any landlord in Casper eligible to participate in the program.
Households in this program earn 30 percent of area median income or less to qualify, and pay the portion of rent and utilities not covered by the voucher—typically 30 to 40 percent of monthly income.
The program does not place exact limits on the amount of rent a landlord can charge, but rents must be comparable to rents for similar units in the same area.
Please note that the eligibility requirements for the Housing Choice Voucher program differ from those of other programs.
There are 16 efficiency units for persons who are single. Occupancy preference is given to Homeless individuals.
Home Share and Group Home
There are 18 project based vouchers for elderly and/or disabled persons located in two shared housing unit. Each unit has 8 bedrooms and a one bedroom apartment. Elk, in central Casper, is operated by the Central Wyoming Counceling Center as a Group Home, for persons with a Mental/Behavioral Health diagnosis. Columbine, in Paradise Valley, is operated by Casper Housing Authority, for independent persons in a Home Share environment. All tenants must be able to live independently and have a documented disability.
The Life Steps Campus is owned by the City of Casper and currently managed by the Casper Housing Authority . Multiple agencies have programs on the Campus, including Health Care for the Homeless, Transitional Housing, Foundations, HOME and Casper Housing Authority.
CHA's Housing First program, based on HUD's Housing First model, currently operates on the Campus. Operating as a Single Room Occupancy facility the Life Steps Campus programs are a beacon of hope to the Homeless.
Applicants must meet HUD's definition of Homeless and qualify under the Section 8 HCV income standards. To apply, go to any online applications tab and add Home First or SRO to your application.