WHO WE ARE

The Cheyenne Housing Authority (CHA) was created in 1971 to address Cheyenne’s need for low income housing.   Consistent with its mission to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to elderly, disabled, and economically disadvantaged families unable to obtain housing through conventional means, throughout its history CHA has continually expanded its operations to address housing and housing-related challenges in Wyoming, and now:

  • serves as the public housing authority for Cheyenne and Laramie and owns, operates, and maintains 341 public housing units (266 units in Cheyenne and 75 in Laramie)
  • administers the housing choice voucher program with 1,786 vouchers in Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins, Lander/Riverton, Cody/Powell, Sheridan, Buffalo, Gillette, and Wright
  • administers 153 Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing vouchers in Cheyenne, Sheridan, and Gillette to end Veteran’s chronic homelessness
  • through the Project-Based Section 8 Contract Administration (PBCA) program on behalf of HUD performs statewide contract administration services for 51 properties with 2,165 rental units
  • leases 19 units to Peak Wellness
  • owns and operates 3 WRAP houses
  • through the Family Self Sufficiency Program supports public housing and housing choice voucher program participant’s work to become self-sufficient, and no longer dependent upon any federal subsidy
  • sponsored the Welcome Home Wyoming program that to date has provided down payment assistance to more than 625 new homeowners
  • owns and operates market rate rental units including 32 townhomes serving the elderly in Foxcrest II, 7 single family homes in Cheyenne, and 12 Weaver Road Apartments
  • sponsored the formation of the Wyoming Housing Partnership, a new nonprofit organization that has ownership interest in 88 units in Cheyenne and 20 in Powell. CHA manages the Cheyenne units on behalf of the Wyoming Housing Partnership
  • provides a variety of services through the Laramie County Senior Center, including a multi-site nutrition program, senior social services, health enhancement services, family caregiver/respite care, and is the sponsor agency for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for southern Wyoming

Board of Commissioners

The CHA is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor and Cheyenne City Council.  The Board of Commissioners provides direction, creates policy, approves contracts and payments for the CHA.  The Board meets at 7:30 AM the third Thursday of each month in the CHA’s Administration office at 3304 Sheridan Street in Cheyenne.

Members of the Board of Commissioners are:

  • Maynard Richmeier, Chairman
  • Earl Kincheloe, Vice Chairman
  • Judy Lane, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Tricia Crilly, Commissioner
  • Edwin Avery, Commissioner

Executive Director

Mr. Gregory Hancock

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