Affordable Housing In Arvada
Adams County, Colorado

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Arvada

Allison Pointe Apartments

7850 W 51st Ave
Arvada, Colorado
2-4 BR

Park Terrace Apartments

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

Aspen Ridge

11051 W 63rd Pl
Arvada, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR


6555 Schneider Way
Arvada, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR

Columbine Village on Allison III

5340 Allison St
Arvada, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Parkview Village West

5350 Everett St
Arvada, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Willow Green

6985 Sheridan Blvd
Arvada, Colorado

Sheridan Ridge Townhomes

6601 Sheridan Blvd
Arvada, Colorado

Columbine Village on Allison I

5310 Allison St
Arvada, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR

Columbine Village on Allison II

5330 Allison St
Arvada, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Arvada, 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 Arvada, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Arvada Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Maiker Housing Partners Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Arvada, Colorado

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,801 affordable apartments for rent in Arvada, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Arvada, Colorado

Arvada features 539 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 Arvada, Colorado

There are 1,262 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Arvada.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Arvada, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Arvada landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Arvada.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Arvada, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,493 and $1,825.

2022 Arvada, 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
Arvada, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,236 $1,364 $1,659 $2,226 $2,501
Arvada, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,112 to $1,360 $1,228 to $1,500 $1,493 to $1,825 $2,003 to $2,449 $2,251 to $2,751

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Arvada, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,801
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 539
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $69,938 ±$1,853
Median Rent $1,059 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.49% ± 4.56pp
Total Population 111,658

Population and Household Demographics

Arvada is a city in Adams County, Colorado with a population of 111,658. There are 44,615 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 27% of households in Arvada are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Arvada

The median gross income for households in Arvada is $69,938 a year, or $5,828 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,059 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Arvada, a household making less than $3,530 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Arvada.

Area Median Income In Arvada

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 Arvada, the AMI is calculated from all households within Adams County.

In Arvada, 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 Arvada

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 Arvada

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Arvada 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 Arvada 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 Arvada 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