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Affordable Housing In Boulder County
Colorado

74 Low Income Apartment Communities In Boulder County

The Hearthstone

1762 Cook Ct
Longmont, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kestrel

245 North 96th Street
Louisville, Colorado
$1,105-1,532
1-3 BR
Accessible
Family & Senior
55+

Canyon Pointe Apartments

700 Walnut St
Boulder, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

The Lodge at Hover Crossing

2127 18th Ave
Longmont, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Centennial Park Apartments

1205 Pace St
Longmont, Colorado
$1,201-1,856
1-4 BR

Crisman Apartments

750 Crisman Dr
Longmont, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

English Village Apartments

1348 South Coffman Street
Longmont, Colorado
Call For Rent
2 BR

Laguna Place Apartments

4480 Laguna Place
Boulder, Colorado
Call For Rent
2 BR

Parkville Apartments

1050 16th Avenue
Longmont, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sage Court Apartments

2965 Valmont Rd
Boulder, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Boulder County

Housing Authority Programs
Boulder County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Boulder Housing Partners Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Boulder County, Colorado

There are 74 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,684 affordable apartments for rent in Boulder County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Boulder County, Colorado

Boulder County features 1,176 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 3,462 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 $1,552 and $1,896.

2021 Boulder 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
Fair Market Rent $1,279 $1,428 $1,724 $2,360 $2,721
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,285 to $1,571 $1,552 to $1,896 $2,124 to $2,596 $2,449 to $2,993

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Boulder County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 74
Total Low Income Apartments 4,684
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,176
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $70,961 ±$1,552
Median Rent $1,187 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.01% ± 2.14pp
Total Population 310,032

Population and Household Demographics

Boulder County is a county in Colorado with a population of 310,032. There are 122,516 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 37.83% of households in Boulder County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Boulder County

The median gross income for households in Boulder County is $70,961 a year, or $5,913 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,187 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Boulder County, a household making less than $3,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Boulder County.

Area Median Income In Boulder 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 Boulder County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,100

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 Boulder 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 Boulder County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,200 $27,650 $31,100 $34,550 $37,350 $40,100 $42,850 $45,650
50% of Median $40,300 $46,050 $51,800 $57,550 $62,200 $66,800 $71,400 $76,000
80% of Median $56,100 $64,100 $72,100 $80,100 $86,550 $92,950 $99,350 $105,750

Cities In Boulder County

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City Served By
Allenspark The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Allenspark are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Altona The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Altona are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Bark Ranch The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bark Ranch are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Bonanza Mountain Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bonanza Mountain Estates are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Boulder The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boulder are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Coal Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Coal Creek are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Crisman The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crisman are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Eldora The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eldora are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Eldorado Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eldorado Springs are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Erie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Erie are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Glendale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glendale are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Gold Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gold Hill are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Gunbarrel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gunbarrel are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Hidden Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hidden Lake are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Jamestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jamestown are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Lafayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lafayette are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Lazy Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lazy Acres are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Leyner The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leyner are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Longmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Longmont are the Boulder County Housing Authority, Longmont Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Louisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Louisville are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Lyons The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lyons are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Mountain Meadows The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mountain Meadows are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Nederland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nederland are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Niwot The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Niwot are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Paragon Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Paragon Estates are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Pine Brook Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pine Brook Hill are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Seven Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seven Hills are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
St. Ann Highlands The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Ann Highlands are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Sugarloaf The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sugarloaf are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Sunshine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunshine are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Superior The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Superior are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Tall Timber The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tall Timber are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Valmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Valmont are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.
Ward The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ward are the Boulder County Housing Authority and Boulder Housing Partners.