Affordable Housing In Clear Creek County
Colorado

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clear Creek County

River Bend Residences

2546 Colorado Boulevard
Idaho Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Project Support

1840 Miner St
Idaho Springs, Colorado
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Clear Creek County, Colorado

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 63 affordable apartments for rent in Clear Creek County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Clear Creek County, Colorado

Clear Creek County features 16 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 Clear Creek County, Colorado

There are 47 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clear Creek County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clear Creek County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clear Creek County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Clear Creek County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clear Creek County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,493 and $1,825.

2022 Clear Creek 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
Clear Creek County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,236 $1,364 $1,659 $2,226 $2,501
Clear Creek County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,112 to $1,360 $1,228 to $1,500 $1,493 to $1,825 $2,003 to $2,449 $2,251 to $2,751

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clear Creek County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 63
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $67,710 ±$3,884
Median Rent $813 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.86% ± 8.94pp
Total Population 9,136

Population and Household Demographics

Clear Creek County is a county in Colorado with a population of 9,136. There are 4,231 households in the county with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 21.34% of households in Clear Creek County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clear Creek County

The median gross income for households in Clear Creek County is $67,710 a year, or $5,643 a month. The median rent for the county is $813 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clear Creek County, a household making less than $2,710 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Clear Creek County.

Area Median Income In Clear Creek 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 Clear Creek County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,800

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 Clear Creek 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 Clear Creek County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clear Creek County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clear Creek County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,700 $41,950 $47,200 $52,400 $56,600 $60,800 $65,000 $69,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clear Creek County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500

Cities In Clear Creek County

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Central City
Downieville Lawson Dumont
Downieville-Lawson-Dumont
Empire
Floyd Hill
Georgetown
Idaho Springs
Silver Plume
St. Mary's
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