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Affordable Housing In Costilla County
Colorado

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Costilla County

Willowgrove Gilbert Manor, Cottonwood Apartments

Scattered Sites in Ft. Garland
San Luis, Colorado

Sangre De Cristo

420 Trinchera Street
San Luis, Colorado
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Housing Authorities that serve Costilla County

Housing Authority Programs
Costilla County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Costilla County, Colorado

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Costilla County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Costilla County, Colorado

Costilla County features 44 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 Costilla County, Colorado

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Costilla County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Costilla County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Costilla County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Costilla County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Costilla County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $697 and $851.

2021 Costilla 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
Costilla County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $629 $633 $774 $963 $1,219
Costilla County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $566 to $692 $570 to $696 $697 to $851 $867 to $1,059 $1,097 to $1,341

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Costilla County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 44
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $31,321 ±$5,677
Median Rent $502 ±$134
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.57% ± 11.14pp
Total Population 3,581

Population and Household Demographics

Costilla County is a county in Colorado with a population of 3,581. There are 1,457 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 24.02% of households in Costilla County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Costilla County

The median gross income for households in Costilla County is $31,321 a year, or $2,610 a month. The median rent for the county is $502 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Costilla County, a household making less than $1,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Costilla County.

Area Median Income In Costilla 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 Costilla County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $36,800

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 Costilla 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 Costilla County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Costilla 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 Costilla 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 Costilla 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 Costilla County

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City Served By
Blanca The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blanca is the Costilla County Housing Authority.
Fort Garland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Garland is the Costilla County Housing Authority.
San Acacio The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Acacio is the Costilla County Housing Authority.
San Luis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Luis is the Costilla County Housing Authority.