Affordable Housing In Denver County
Colorado

289 Low Income Apartment Communities In Denver County

Arroyo Village

1299 Knox Court
Denver, Colorado
$843-1,168
1-3 BR

Grand Lowry Lofts

200 Rampart Way Suite 100
Denver, Colorado
$907-1,844
1-2 BR

Franconia Apartments

930 Downing St
Denver, Colorado
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
62+

Garden Court Apartments

5151 E Yale Cir
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hidden Brook Apartments

1313, 1350 and 1370 Xenia St
Denver, Colorado
$550-1,000
Studio-2 BR

Carolton Arms

23rd Ave and Clarkson St
Denver, Colorado
$546-1,169
1-3 BR

Yale Station

5307 E Yale Ave
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Decatur Place

1155 Decatur St
Denver, Colorado
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Lincoln Terrace

25 E 5th Ave
Denver, Colorado
Income Based
1-2 BR

Denver Gardens Apartments

6801 E Mississippi Ave
Denver, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Denver 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 Denver County, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Denver Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Denver County, Colorado

There are 289 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,906 affordable apartments for rent in Denver County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Denver County, Colorado

Denver County features 11,044 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 Denver County, Colorado

There are 10,901 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Denver County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Denver County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Denver County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Denver County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Denver County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,493 and $1,825.

2022 Denver 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
Denver County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,236 $1,364 $1,659 $2,226 $2,501
Denver County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,112 to $1,360 $1,228 to $1,500 $1,493 to $1,825 $2,003 to $2,449 $2,251 to $2,751

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Denver County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 289
Total Low Income Apartments 22,906
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 11,044
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $53,637 ±$803
Median Rent $962 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.77% ± 1.16pp
Total Population 649,654

Population and Household Demographics

Denver County is a county in Colorado with a population of 649,654. There are 275,795 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 50.59% of households in Denver County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Denver County

The median gross income for households in Denver County is $53,637 a year, or $4,470 a month. The median rent for the county is $962 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Denver County, a household making less than $3,207 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Denver County.

Area Median Income In Denver 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 Denver County, 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 Denver 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 Denver County

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

Cities In Denver County

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City Served By
Denver The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Denver is the Denver Housing Authority.