Affordable Housing In Adams County
Colorado

116 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

Kearney Plaza Apartments

6140 E 63rd Pl
Commerce City, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Park Terrace Apartments

8538 W 53rd Ave
Arvada, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Village at Westerly Creek III

10827 E Kentucky Ave
Aurora, Colorado
$968-1,260
1 BR
VASH Welcome
Accessible
62+

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

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
Maiker 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 116 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,210 affordable apartments for rent in Adams County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Adams County, Colorado

Adams County features 3,437 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 6,525 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 $1,670 and $2,042.

2023 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 $1,390 $1,538 $1,856 $2,449 $2,750
Adams County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,251 to $1,529 $1,384 to $1,692 $1,670 to $2,042 $2,204 to $2,694 $2,475 to $3,025

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Adams County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 116
Total Low Income Apartments 10,210
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,437
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 $117,800

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.
$24,650 $28,150 $31,650 $35,150 $38,000 $40,800 $43,600 $46,630
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.
$41,050 $46,900 $52,750 $58,600 $63,300 $68,000 $72,700 $77,400
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.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050

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