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Affordable Housing In Columbine
Arapahoe County, Colorado

Housing Authorities that serve Columbine

Housing Authority Programs
South Metro Housing Options Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbine, Colorado

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Columbine, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Columbine, Colorado

Columbine features 0 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 Columbine, Colorado

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Columbine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbine, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Columbine landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Columbine.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbine, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,445 and $1,766.

2021 Columbine, 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
Columbine, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,179 $1,304 $1,605 $2,186 $2,486
Columbine, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,061 to $1,297 $1,174 to $1,434 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,967 to $2,405 $2,237 to $2,735

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Columbine, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 11.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $83,710 ±$3,591
Median Rent $1,568 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.77% ± 8.7pp
Total Population 24,709

Population and Household Demographics

Columbine is a city in Arapahoe County, Colorado with a population of 24,709. There are 9,522 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 11.76% of households in Columbine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbine

The median gross income for households in Columbine is $83,710 a year, or $6,976 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,568 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbine, a household making less than $5,227 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbine.

Area Median Income In Columbine

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 Columbine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Arapahoe County.

In Columbine, 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 Columbine

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 Columbine

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Columbine 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 Columbine 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 Columbine 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