Affordable Housing In Adams County
Colorado

114 Low Income Apartment Communities In Adams County

Allison Pointe Apartments

7850 W 51st Ave
Arvada, Colorado
$1,350-1,800
2-4 BR

Walnut Creek Apartments

10350 Dover St
Westminster, Colorado
$1,260-1,800
1-3 BR

Edge Point Apartments

12005 E 13th Ave
Aurora, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Tuscan Heights

1800 West 85th Avenue
Denver, Colorado
$1,110-1,525
1-2 BR

Reserve at Thornton

9700 Welby Rd
Thornton, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Nine Mile Station Senior Living

12251 E Cornell Ave
Aurora, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Weatherstone Apartments

15594 E 12th Ave
Aurora, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Westbury Apartments

1585 W 115th Ave
Westminster, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Glendale Apartments

5345 W 79th Ave
Westminster, Colorado
$1,416-1,824
2-4 BR

Residences At Hoffman Senior Apartments

1324 Xanadu St
Aurora, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Adams County, Colorado

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Adams County, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Unison Housing Partners Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Adams County, Colorado

There are 114 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,758 affordable apartments for rent in Adams County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Adams County, Colorado

Adams County features 3,330 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Adams County, Colorado

There are 6,180 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Adams County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Adams County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Adams County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Adams County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Adams County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,493 and $1,825.

2022 Adams County, Colorado Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Adams County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,236 $1,364 $1,659 $2,226 $2,501
Adams County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,112 to $1,360 $1,228 to $1,500 $1,493 to $1,825 $2,003 to $2,449 $2,251 to $2,751

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Adams County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 114
Total Low Income Apartments 9,758
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,330
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.98
Average Household Size 2.98
Median Household Income $58,946 ±$1,016
Median Rent $1,039 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.24% ± 2.02pp
Total Population 471,206

Population and Household Demographics

Adams County is a county in Colorado with a population of 471,206. There are 156,628 households in the county with an average household size of 2.98 persons. 35.49% of households in Adams County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Adams County

The median gross income for households in Adams County is $58,946 a year, or $4,912 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,039 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Adams County, a household making less than $3,463 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Adams County.

Area Median Income In Adams County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Adams County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,800

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Adams County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Adams County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Adams County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Adams County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,700 $41,950 $47,200 $52,400 $56,600 $60,800 $65,000 $69,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Adams County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500

Cities In Adams County

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City Served By
Arvada The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arvada are the Arvada Housing Authority and Unison Housing Partners.
Aurora The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aurora are the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora and Unison Housing Partners.
Bennett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bennett is the Unison Housing Partners.
Berkley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berkley is the Unison Housing Partners.
Brighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brighton are the Brighton Housing Authority and Unison Housing Partners.
Commerce City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Commerce City is the Unison Housing Partners.
Derby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derby is the Unison Housing Partners.
Federal Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Federal Heights is the Unison Housing Partners.
Lochbuie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lochbuie is the Unison Housing Partners.
North Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Washington is the Unison Housing Partners.
Northglenn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northglenn is the Unison Housing Partners.
Shaw Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shaw Heights is the Unison Housing Partners.
Sherrelwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherrelwood is the Unison Housing Partners.
Strasburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strasburg is the Unison Housing Partners.
Thornton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornton is the Unison Housing Partners.
Todd Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Todd Creek is the Unison Housing Partners.
Twin Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twin Lakes is the Unison Housing Partners.
Watkins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watkins is the Unison Housing Partners.
Welby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Welby is the Unison Housing Partners.
Westminster The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westminster is the Unison Housing Partners.