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Affordable Housing In Conejos County
Colorado

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Conejos County

Plaza Del Sol Manor

59 Calle Miller
La Jara, Colorado
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Antonito

308 Pine St
Antonito, Colorado

Antonito Family Housing

705 Spruce St
Antonito, Colorado

Gomez Manor

804 State St
Antonito, Colorado
Subsidized

Conejos County

109 N 4th St
Manassa, Colorado
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Housing Authorities that serve Conejos County

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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 $661 and $807.

2021 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 $597 $600 $734 $945 $995
Conejos County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $540 to $660 $661 to $807 $851 to $1,040 $896 to $1,095

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
Total Population 8,249

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 $53,200

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

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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.
$14,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
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.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
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.
$39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000

Cities In Conejos County

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City Served By
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.