Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Boulder County, CO

Discover affordable housing in Boulder County where there are 90+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Centennial Park Apartments

1205 Pace St, Longmont, Colorado 80504

Broadway West Community

3120 Broadway St, Boulder, Colorado 80304


245 North 96th Street, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Fall River Apartments

321 Homestead Parkway, Longmont, Colorado 80504

Canyon Pointe Apartments

700 Walnut St, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Terry Street Apartments

1917 Terry Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Sage Court Apartments

2965 Valmont Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Parkville Apartments

1050 16th Avenue, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Laguna Place Apartments

4480 Laguna Place, Boulder, Colorado 80303

English Village Apartments

1348 South Coffman Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501


2360 30th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Fairways Apartments

5600 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Crisman Apartments

750 Crisman Dr, Longmont, Colorado 80501

The Hearthstone

1762 Cook Ct, Longmont, Colorado 80501

The Lodge at Hover Crossing

2127 18th Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501

San Juan Del Centro Apartments

3100 34th St, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Thunderbird Apartments

4917 Thunderbird Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80303

The Nest

2995 Eagle Way, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Osage Apartments

4990 Osage Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80303

The Spoke on Coffman

518 Coffman St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Boulder County, Colorado
$27.57 (+191%) more than Colorado minimum wage and $34.74 (+479%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Boulder County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Boulder County, Colorado.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Boulder County, Colorado.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Boulder County, Colorado.

Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Boulder County.

How many renters live in Boulder County, Colorado?

The County of Boulder County has 327,468 people living in 137,786 households.

There are 109,024 renters living in 53,725 renter households in this County. Renters make up 33.29 percent of the population living in Boulder County.

What is the rental market like in Boulder County, Colorado?

There are an estimated 144,419 housing units in the Boulder County area. Of these, 56,299 units are rental homes, making up 39 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Boulder County, Colorado, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Boulder County?

The rental vacancy rate in Boulder County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Boulder County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Boulder County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
2,402 14,606 18,969 10,019 6,162
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Boulder County

A large number of apartments in Boulder County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Boulder County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 62 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 33 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Boulder County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,585 to $3,394. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,585
One BR $1,823
Two BR $2,217
Three BR $2,898
Four BR $3,394
2024 Fair Market Rents in Boulder County, Colorado

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Boulder County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,753 73 percent
One BR 6,247 43 percent
Two BR 4,236 22 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Boulder County, Colorado

How many affordable rental units are in Boulder County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Boulder County, Colorado including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 5,029
Public Housing 14
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 668
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 8
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 99
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 32
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 18
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 32
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Boulder County, Colorado

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Boulder County, Colorado

Boulder County features 1,056 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 Boulder County, Colorado

There are 4,172 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Boulder County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Boulder County, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Boulder County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,995 and $2,439.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.