Cheap Apartments In Archuleta County
Colorado

Archuleta Housing for the Elderly

634 S 8th St
Pagosa Springs, CO
62+
Accessable
Subsidized

Casa De Los Arcos

503 S 8th St
Pagosa Springs, CO
Subsidized

Hickory Ridge Apartments

216 N 8th St
Pagosa Springs, CO
HCV Welcome

Lakeview Estates

857 N Pagosa Blvd
Pagosa Springs, CO
Subsidized
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 153 affordable apartments for rent in Archuleta County, Colorado. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 112 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 20 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Archuleta County. There are 121 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Archuleta County

The Archuleta County Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

The Housing Solutions for the Southwest is a Section 8 public housing agency in Durango, Colorado.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Archuleta County, Colorado

Archuleta County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties4
Total Low Income Apartments153
Total Rent Assisted Apartments112
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters28.25%
Average Renter Household Size2.51
Total Population12,174
Housing Units5,334
Average Household Size2.25
Median Household Income$46,646 ±$4,453
Median Rent$946 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened49.04% ± 10.44pp

Population and Household Demographics

Archuleta County is a County in Colorado with a population of 12,174. There are 5,334 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 28.25% of households in Archuleta County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Archuleta County

The median gross income for households in Archuleta County is $46,646 a year, or $3,887 a month. The median rent for the county is $946 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Archuleta County, a household making less than $3,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.49.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Archuleta County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 10.44 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Archuleta 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 Archuleta County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,100

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 Archuleta 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 Archuleta County HUD Rental Assistance in Archuleta County

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$14,150$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,420$33,740$38,060$42,380
50%$23,600$26,950$30,300$33,650$36,350$39,050$41,750$44,450
80%$37,700$43,100$48,500$53,850$58,200$62,500$66,800$71,100

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Archuleta County

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

From 2010 to 2010, 1 low income apartment communities containing 40 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Archuleta County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Archuleta County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Archuleta County

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$23,600$26,950$30,300$33,650$36,350$39,050$41,750$44,450
HERA 50%$26,050$29,800$33,500$37,200$40,200$43,200$46,150$49,150
60%$28,320$32,340$36,360$40,380$43,620$46,860$50,100$53,340
HERA 60%$31,260$35,760$40,200$44,640$48,240$51,840$55,380$58,980

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 Archuleta County is $36,360 a year, or $3,030 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,030 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $909 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 AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
50%$590$632$758$875$976$1,078
60%$708$758$909$1,050$1,172$1,293
Fair Market Rents in Archuleta 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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$704$708$913$1,242$1,416

Cities In Archuleta County

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CityListingsServed By
Pagosa Springs4The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pagosa Springs are the Archuleta County Housing Authority and Housing Solutions for the Southwest.
Arboles0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arboles is the Housing Solutions for the Southwest.