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Affordable Housing In Alamosa County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alamosa County

Totten Manor

202 Market St
Alamosa, Colorado


716 12th St
Alamosa, Colorado

Alamosa Senior Housing

217 Market St
Alamosa, Colorado

North View Apartments

520 W 9th St
Julesburg, Colorado

Casita Del Sol Apartments

1405 W 11th St
Alamosa, Colorado

Sierra Vista Apartments of Alamosa

2303 Vigil Way
Alamosa, Colorado

Casita De La Luna Apartments

1410 W 11th St
Alamosa, Colorado

Tierra Nueva Family Alamosa

600 South Craft Drive
Alamosa, Colorado
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Alamosa County, Colorado

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 422 affordable apartments for rent in Alamosa County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Alamosa County, Colorado

Alamosa County features 299 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 County, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alamosa County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alamosa County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Alamosa County.

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

2020 Alamosa 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
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 research.

Alamosa County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 422
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 299
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $32,395 ±$6,782
Median Rent $635 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.46% ± 10.46pp
Total Population 16,269

Population and Household Demographics

Alamosa County is a county in Colorado with a population of 16,269. There are 5,932 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 42.92% of households in Alamosa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alamosa County

The median gross income for households in Alamosa County is $32,395 a year, or $2,700 a month. The median rent for the county is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alamosa County, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Alamosa County.

Area Median Income In Alamosa 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 Alamosa County, 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 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 Alamosa County

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

Cities In Alamosa County

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City Served By
Alamosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alamosa is the Alamosa Housing Authority.
Alamosa East
Kit Carson