Affordable Housing In Center
Rio Grande County, Colorado

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Center

Sangre De Cristo

273 Wills Street
Center, Colorado
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2-3 BR

Center Senior Housing Cielo Vista

460 1st St
Center, Colorado
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1 BR

Valle Vista

58 E Central
Center, Colorado

Buena Ventura Court

51 Buena Ventura Ct
Center, Colorado

Casa De Cortez Apartments

751 Mussman Ln
Center, Colorado


700 Warden St
Center, Colorado

Center Family Housing

50 Buena Ventura Ct
Center, Colorado

Tierra Nueva Dormitory Center

980 S Broadway
Center, Colorado

Tierra Nueva Family Center

980 S Broadway
Center, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Center, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Center, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Center Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Center, Colorado

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 288 affordable apartments for rent in Center, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Center, Colorado

Center features 76 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 Center, Colorado

There are 68 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Center.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Center, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Center, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $809 and $989.

2023 Center, 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
Center, Colorado Fair Market Rent $691 $695 $899 $1,204 $1,452
Center, Colorado Payment Standard Range $622 to $760 $626 to $765 $809 to $989 $1,084 to $1,324 $1,307 to $1,597

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Center, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 288
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 76
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.93
Median Household Income $25,130 ±$3,627
Median Rent $330 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.75% ± 10.07pp
Total Population 2,105

Population and Household Demographics

Center is a city in Rio Grande County, Colorado with a population of 2,105. There are 719 households in the city with an average household size of 2.93 persons. 49.79% of households in Center are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Center

The median gross income for households in Center is $25,130 a year, or $2,094 a month. The median rent for the city is $330 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Center, a household making less than $1,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Center.

Area Median Income In Center

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 Center, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rio Grande County.

In Center, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,600

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 Center

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 Center

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Center AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Center AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,800 $32,900 $37,000 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Center AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,050 $52,600 $59,200 $65,750 $71,050 $76,300 $81,550 $86,800