Affordable Housing In Blue River
Summit County, Colorado

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blue River, Colorado

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

Income Based Apartments in Blue River, Colorado

Blue River 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 Blue River, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blue River, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blue River, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,617 and $1,977.

2022 Blue River, 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
Blue River, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,340 $1,577 $1,797 $2,553 $2,886
Blue River, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,206 to $1,474 $1,419 to $1,735 $1,617 to $1,977 $2,298 to $2,808 $2,597 to $3,175

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blue River, 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 14.52%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $79,773 ±$17,016
Median Rent $1,438 ±$198
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.22% ± 33.72pp
Total Population 784

Population and Household Demographics

Blue River is a city in Summit County, Colorado with a population of 784. There are 310 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 14.52% of households in Blue River are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blue River

The median gross income for households in Blue River is $79,773 a year, or $6,648 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,438 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blue River, a household making less than $4,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Blue River.

Area Median Income In Blue River

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 Blue River, the AMI is calculated from all households within Summit County.

In Blue River, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $99,800

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 Blue River

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 Blue River

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Blue River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Blue River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,650 $41,900 $47,150 $52,350 $56,550 $60,750 $64,950 $69,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Blue River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$58,650 $67,000 $75,400 $83,750 $90,450 $97,150 $103,850 $110,550