Affordable Housing In Arapahoe County
Colorado

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Arapahoe County

Broadway Lofts

3401 S Broadway
Englewood, CO
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Littleton Crossing Apartments

5591 S. Nevada St.
Littleton, CO
$1,450-1,900
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Foundry Apartments

501 W. Bates Ave
Englewood, CO
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sheridan Gardens Apartments

4300 S Lowell Blvd
Englewood, CO
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Canterbury Apartments

3600 S Delaware St
Englewood, CO
HCV Welcome

Lara Lea Apartments

5540 S Elati St
Littleton, CO
HCV Welcome

Presidential Arms Apartments

3595 S Washington St
Englewood, CO
HCV Welcome

Amity Plaza

200 W Sterne Pkwy
Littleton, CO
Subsidized

Developmental Pathways

6683 S Washington St
Centennial, CO
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Alyson Court

5807 S Gallup St
Littleton, CO
Subsidized

There are 28 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,992 affordable apartments for rent in Arapahoe County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 742 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Arapahoe County, HUD housing programs support 463 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,250 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Arapahoe County

Housing Authority Programs
South Metro Housing Options Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Arapahoe County

Housing Authority Programs
Innovative Housing Concepts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Aurora Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Unification Program (FUP); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)
Sheridan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Arapahoe County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,992
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 742
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Total Population 608,310
Housing Units 229,601
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $63,265 ±$942
Median Rent $1,077 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.07% ± 1.52pp

Population and Household Demographics

Arapahoe County is a County in Colorado with a population of 608,310. There are 229,601 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 37.85% of households in Arapahoe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Arapahoe County

The median gross income for households in Arapahoe County is $63,265 a year, or $5,272 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,077 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Arapahoe County, a household making less than $3,590 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Arapahoe County.1

Area Median Income In Arapahoe 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 Arapahoe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,800

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 Arapahoe 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 Arapahoe County HUD Rental Assistance in Arapahoe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,500 $22,300 $25,100 $27,850 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $32,500 $37,150 $41,800 $46,400 $50,150 $53,850 $57,550 $61,250
80% of Median $52,000 $59,400 $66,850 $74,250 $80,200 $86,150 $92,100 $98,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Arapahoe County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 2008, 13 low income apartment communities containing 829 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Arapahoe County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Arapahoe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $32,500 $37,150 $41,800 $46,400 $50,150 $53,850 $57,550 $61,250
60% of Median $39,000 $44,580 $50,160 $55,680 $60,180 $64,620 $69,060 $73,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Arapahoe County is $50,160 a year, or $4,180 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,180 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,254 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $813 $871 $1,045 $1,207 $1,346 $1,485
60% $975 $1,045 $1,254 $1,448 $1,616 $1,782
Fair Market Rents in Arapahoe County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,029 $1,204 $1,508 $2,119 $2,461

Cities In Arapahoe County

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City Listings Served By
Littleton 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Littleton is the South Metro Housing Options.
Sheridan 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sheridan are the Innovative Housing Concepts and South Metro Housing Options.
Greenwood Village 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood Village is the South Metro Housing Options.
Englewood 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Englewood are the Innovative Housing Concepts and South Metro Housing Options.
Deer Trail 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Trail is the South Metro Housing Options.
Aetna Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aetna Estates is the South Metro Housing Options.
Bow Mar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bow Mar is the South Metro Housing Options.
Brick Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brick Center is the South Metro Housing Options.
Byers 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byers is the South Metro Housing Options.
Centennial 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centennial is the South Metro Housing Options.
Cherry Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherry Creek is the South Metro Housing Options.
Cherry Hills Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherry Hills Village is the South Metro Housing Options.
Columbine 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbine is the South Metro Housing Options.
Columbine Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbine Valley is the South Metro Housing Options.
Comanche Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Comanche Creek is the South Metro Housing Options.
Dove Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dove Valley is the South Metro Housing Options.
Foxfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foxfield is the South Metro Housing Options.
Glendale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendale is the South Metro Housing Options.
Holly Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holly Hills is the South Metro Housing Options.
Inverness 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inverness is the South Metro Housing Options.
Peoria 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peoria is the South Metro Housing Options.