Craig, Colorado Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 208 income based apartments in Craig where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Craig that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Craig, Colorado

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Craig.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Craig.

Sunset Meadows I

633 Ledford St
Craig, Colorado
Rent Assisted

Sunset Meadows II

595 Ledford St
Craig, Colorado
Rent Assisted

Columbine Apartments

655 Wickes Ave
Craig, Colorado
Rent Assisted
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Craig, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Garfield County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Craig.

Craig, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Craig, Colorado

Craig features 208 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 Craig, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Craig, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Craig, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $968 and $1,184.

2023 Craig, 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
Craig, Colorado Fair Market Rent $812 $817 $1,076 $1,310 $1,445
Craig, Colorado Payment Standard Range $731 to $893 $735 to $899 $968 to $1,184 $1,179 to $1,441 $1,301 to $1,590

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Craig, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 208
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 208
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $49,590 ±$4,773
Median Rent $711 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.59% ± 10.46pp
Total Population 8,983

Population and Household Demographics

Craig is a city in Moffat County, Colorado with a population of 8,983. There are 3,410 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 37.83% of households in Craig are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Craig

The median gross income for households in Craig is $49,590 a year, or $4,133 a month. The median rent for the city is $711 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Craig, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Craig.

Area Median Income In Craig

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 Craig, the AMI is calculated from all households within Moffat County.

In Craig, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,700

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 Craig

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 Craig

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Craig AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Craig AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,800 $32,900 $37,000 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Craig AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,050 $52,600 $59,200 $65,750 $71,050 $76,300 $81,550 $86,800