Affordable Housing In Chaffee County
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chaffee County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Chaffee 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.
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 Chaffee County, Colorado
|Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Chaffee County, Colorado
There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 254 affordable apartments for rent in Chaffee County, Colorado.
Income Based Apartments in Chaffee County, Colorado
Chaffee County features 90 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 Chaffee County, Colorado
There are 164 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chaffee County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Chaffee County, Colorado
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chaffee County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Chaffee County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chaffee County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $967 and $1,181.
2022 Chaffee 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|
|Chaffee County, Colorado Fair Market Rent||$714||$943||$1,074||$1,360||$1,725|
|Chaffee County, Colorado Payment Standard Range||$643 to $785||$849 to $1,037||$967 to $1,181||$1,224 to $1,496||$1,553 to $1,898|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Chaffee County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||254|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||90|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||24.46%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.36|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Median Household Income||$51,092 ±$2,278|
|Median Rent||$802 ±$83|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.92% ± 8.56pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Chaffee County is a county in Colorado with a population of 18,309. There are 7,756 households in the county with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 24.46% of households in Chaffee County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Chaffee County
The median gross income for households in Chaffee County is $51,092 a year, or $4,258 a month. The median rent for the county is $802 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chaffee County, a household making less than $2,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Chaffee County.
Area Median Income In Chaffee 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 Chaffee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,800
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 Chaffee 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 Chaffee County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chaffee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chaffee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chaffee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Chaffee County
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|Buena Vista||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buena Vista is the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.|
|Garfield||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield is the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.|
|Johnson Village||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnson Village is the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.|
|Maysville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maysville is the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.|
|Poncha Springs||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poncha Springs is the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.|
|Salida||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Salida are the Housing Authority of the City of Salida and Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.|
|Smeltertown||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smeltertown is the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.|