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Affordable Housing In Alamosa
Alamosa County, Colorado

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alamosa

Totten Manor

202 Market St
Alamosa, Colorado
Subsidized

Alamosa

716 12th St
Alamosa, Colorado

Alamosa Senior Housing

217 Market St
Alamosa, Colorado
Accepts Vouchers

Casita Del Sol Apartments

1405 W 11th St
Alamosa, Colorado
Subsidized

Sierra Vista Apartments of Alamosa

2303 Vigil Way
Alamosa, Colorado

Casita De La Luna Apartments

1410 W 11th St
Alamosa, Colorado
Accepts Vouchers

Tierra Nueva Family Alamosa

600 South Craft Drive
Alamosa, Colorado
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Housing Authorities that serve Alamosa

Housing Authority Programs
Alamosa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alamosa, Colorado

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 370 affordable apartments for rent in Alamosa, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Alamosa, Colorado

Alamosa features 247 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 Alamosa, Colorado

There are 86 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alamosa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alamosa, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alamosa landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Alamosa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alamosa, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $674 and $824.

2020 Alamosa, 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
Fair Market Rent $606 $609 $749 $984 $1,162
Payment Standard Range $545 to $667 $548 to $670 $674 to $824 $886 to $1,082 $1,046 to $1,278

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alamosa, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 370
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 247
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $27,850 ±$5,441
Median Rent $619 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.83% ± 12.57pp
Total Population 9,592

Population and Household Demographics

Alamosa is a city in Alamosa County, Colorado with a population of 9,592. There are 3,648 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 55.35% of households in Alamosa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alamosa

The median gross income for households in Alamosa is $27,850 a year, or $2,321 a month. The median rent for the city is $619 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alamosa, a household making less than $2,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Alamosa.

Area Median Income In Alamosa

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Alamosa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alamosa County.

In Alamosa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,100

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 Alamosa

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 Alamosa

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% of Median $39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000