Affordable Housing In Baca County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baca County

Springfield Elderly Housing

680 W 6th Ave
Springfield, Colorado

Ola B. Holt Manors

105 W Maplewood Ave
Walsh, Colorado

Ola B Holt Manor

105 W Maplewood Street
Walsh, Colorado
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Baca County, Colorado

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 68 affordable apartments for rent in Baca County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Baca County, Colorado

Baca County features 50 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 Baca County, Colorado

There are 18 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baca County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baca County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baca County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Baca County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baca County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Baca 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
Baca County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $602 $606 $757 $1,075 $1,216
Baca County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $545 to $667 $681 to $833 $968 to $1,183 $1,094 to $1,338

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Baca County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 68
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $38,000 ±$3,517
Median Rent $525 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.35% ± 9.88pp
Total Population 3,701

Population and Household Demographics

Baca County is a county in Colorado with a population of 3,701. There are 1,568 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 27.1% of households in Baca County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baca County

The median gross income for households in Baca County is $38,000 a year, or $3,167 a month. The median rent for the county is $525 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baca County, a household making less than $1,750 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Baca County.

Area Median Income In Baca 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 Baca County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,600

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 Baca 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 Baca County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baca County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,450 $17,650 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baca County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baca County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,200 $47,050 $52,950 $58,800 $63,550 $68,250 $72,950 $77,650

Cities In Baca County

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