Affordable Housing In Conejos County
5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Conejos County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Conejos 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 Conejos County, Colorado
|Conejos County Housing Authority||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Conejos County, Colorado
There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 139 affordable apartments for rent in Conejos County, Colorado.
Income Based Apartments in Conejos County, Colorado
Conejos County features 115 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 Conejos County, Colorado
There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Conejos County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Conejos County, Colorado
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Conejos County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Conejos County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Conejos County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.
2023 Conejos 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|
|Conejos County, Colorado Fair Market Rent||$631||$635||$826||$1,104||$1,128|
|Conejos County, Colorado Payment Standard Range||$568 to $694||$572 to $699||$743 to $909||$994 to $1,214||$1,015 to $1,241|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Conejos County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||5|
|Total Low Income Apartments||139|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||115|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||20.62%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.70|
|Average Household Size||2.78|
|Median Household Income||$36,652 ±$4,979|
|Median Rent||$498 ±$61|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||39.97% ± 7.93pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Conejos County is a county in Colorado with a population of 8,249. There are 2,948 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 20.62% of households in Conejos County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Conejos County
The median gross income for households in Conejos County is $36,652 a year, or $3,054 a month. The median rent for the county is $498 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Conejos County, a household making less than $1,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Conejos County.
Area Median Income In Conejos 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 Conejos County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,000
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 Conejos 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 Conejos 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 Conejos 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 Conejos 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 Conejos County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Conejos County
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|Antonito||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Antonito are the Housing Authority of Antonito and Conejos County Housing Authority.|
|Capulin||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Capulin is the Conejos County Housing Authority.|
|Conejos||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conejos is the Conejos County Housing Authority.|
|La Jara||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Jara is the Conejos County Housing Authority.|
|Manassa||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manassa is the Conejos County Housing Authority.|
|Romeo||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Romeo is the Conejos County Housing Authority.|
|Sanford||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sanford is the Conejos County Housing Authority.|