Public Housing Offer Procedures

For applicants reaching the top of the waiting list

Once the applicant has successfully supplied the Cheyenne Housing Authority (CHA) with all completed third-party verification to determine income eligibility, those who have applied for Public Housing will be moved over to the Public Housing Coordinator's desk. The applicant will be offered a unit (based on the family's composition in determining bedroom size) when their name has reached the top of that bedroom waiting list.

When the CHA discovers that a unit will become available, we will contact the first family on the waiting list who has the highest priority for this type of unit or development and whose income category would help to meet the deconcentration goal and/or the income targeting goal.

The CHA will contact the applicant, in writing, to make the unit offer via first class mail. The applicant will be given no less than three (3) business days from the date the letter was mailed to contact the CHA regarding the offer. The CHA may provide up to five (5 business days form the date the letter was mailed for applicants whose address is outside of the cities of Cheyenne or Laramie), if appropriate the Housing Supervisor may extend this deadline in order to accommodate delays in mailing or other circumstances outside the control of the family.

The applicant will be offered the opportunity to view the unit. After viewing the unit, the applicant will have 24 hours to accept or reject the unit. This written offer and the applicant's decision must be documented in the applicant's file.


Failure to respond to or accept the first offer letter by the deadline will result in an automatic drop and you will need to reapply.


If the applicant accepts an offer they will be required to immediately sign a lease that will become effective no later than three (3) business days after the date of the acceptance or the business day after the day the unit becomes available, whichever is later. The applicant will be provided a copy of the lease, the grievance procedure, utility allowances, utility charges, and the current schedule of routine maintenance charges. The applicant will sign a certification that they have received these documents and that they have reviewed them with Housing Authority personnel.

The head of household and all adult members will be required to execute the lease prior to admission. Applicant will be responsible for paying a security deposit at the time of the lease signing:

  • $250 for single-family homes
  • $60 for elderly/handicapped/disabled apartments

Learn More

Please click on the sections below to learn more about CHA services and next steps for individuals on the Waiting List.