Affordable Housing In Colorado Springs
El Paso County, Colorado

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Colorado Springs

Villas at Southgate

1810 S Corona Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Ridge

4343 Timberview Point
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Whitney Young Manor

2129 Delta Dr
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Kiowa I and II

444 E Kiowa St
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Point of the Pines Gardens

330 Elkton Dr
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR

Pikes Peak Properties

3609 Michigan Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Fountain Springs Apartments

4440 Fountain Springs Grv
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Winfield Apartments

6118 Romley Point
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Traditions at Colorado Springs

6010 Tutt Boulevard
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
62+

Hatler-May Village

5688 North Union Boulevard
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Colorado Springs Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Colorado Springs, Colorado

There are 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,423 affordable apartments for rent in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs features 1,627 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado

There are 2,796 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Colorado Springs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Colorado Springs, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Colorado Springs landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Colorado Springs.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Colorado Springs, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,172 and $1,432.

2022 Colorado Springs, 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
Colorado Springs, Colorado Fair Market Rent $885 $1,033 $1,302 $1,849 $2,229
Colorado Springs, Colorado Payment Standard Range $797 to $974 $930 to $1,136 $1,172 to $1,432 $1,664 to $2,034 $2,006 to $2,452

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Colorado Springs, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 4,423
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,627
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $54,527 ±$802
Median Rent $922 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.3% ± 1.74pp
Total Population 442,040

Population and Household Demographics

Colorado Springs is a city in El Paso County, Colorado with a population of 442,040. There are 174,441 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 42.01% of households in Colorado Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Colorado Springs

The median gross income for households in Colorado Springs is $54,527 a year, or $4,544 a month. The median rent for the city is $922 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Colorado Springs, a household making less than $3,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Colorado Springs.

Area Median Income In Colorado Springs

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 Colorado Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within El Paso County.

In Colorado Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,400

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 Colorado Springs

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 Colorado Springs

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Colorado Springs AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Colorado Springs AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,850 $33,000 $37,100 $41,200 $44,500 $47,800 $51,100 $54,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Colorado Springs AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,150 $52,750 $59,350 $65,900 $71,200 $76,450 $81,750 $87,000