Affordable Housing In Black Forest
El Paso County, Colorado

Guide To Affordable Housing in Black Forest, Colorado

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Black Forest, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Black Forest, Colorado

Black Forest features 0 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 Black Forest, Colorado

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Black Forest.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Black Forest, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Black Forest landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Black Forest.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Black Forest, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,172 and $1,432.

2022 Black Forest, 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
Black Forest, Colorado Fair Market Rent $885 $1,033 $1,302 $1,849 $2,229
Black Forest, Colorado Payment Standard Range $797 to $974 $930 to $1,136 $1,172 to $1,432 $1,664 to $2,034 $2,006 to $2,452

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Black Forest, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 5.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.96
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $105,313 ±$8,273
Median Rent $2,071 ±$714
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 20.87% ± 19.65pp
Total Population 12,918

Population and Household Demographics

Black Forest is a city in El Paso County, Colorado with a population of 12,918. There are 4,703 households in the city with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 5.4% of households in Black Forest are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Black Forest

The median gross income for households in Black Forest is $105,313 a year, or $8,776 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,071 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Black Forest, a household making less than $6,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 20.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Black Forest.

Area Median Income In Black Forest

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 Black Forest, the AMI is calculated from all households within El Paso County.

In Black Forest, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,400

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 Black Forest

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 Black Forest

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Black Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Black Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,850 $33,000 $37,100 $41,200 $44,500 $47,800 $51,100 $54,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Black Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,150 $52,750 $59,350 $65,900 $71,200 $76,450 $81,750 $87,000