Affordable Housing In Denver County
Colorado

Affordable Housing programs support 11,232 income based apartments in Denver County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 11,346 affordable apartments in Denver County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Denver County, Colorado

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Denver County. Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Denver County.

Arroyo Village

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

Grand Lowry Lofts

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

Halcyon House Apartments

1955 Arapahoe St
Denver, Colorado
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Franconia Apartments

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

Hilltop Apartments

818 E 20th Ave
Denver, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Courthouse Square Apartments

901 W 14th Ave
Denver, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Garden Court Apartments

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

The Atlantis Apartments

201 So. Cherokee St
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Accessible
Affordable

Brandon Courtyard

1555 Xavier St.
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible
Veterans Welcome
Affordable

Tammen Hall Senior Apartments

1010 East 19th Avenue
Denver, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Denver County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Denver, CO Affordable Housing programs support 295 apartment communities in Denver.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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

Denver County, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Denver County, Colorado

Denver County features 11,232 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 11,346 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 $1,670 and $2,042.

2023 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 $1,390 $1,538 $1,856 $2,449 $2,750
Denver County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,251 to $1,529 $1,384 to $1,692 $1,670 to $2,042 $2,204 to $2,694 $2,475 to $3,025

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Denver County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 293
Total Low Income Apartments 23,442
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 11,232
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 $117,800

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.
$24,650 $28,150 $31,650 $35,150 $38,000 $40,800 $43,600 $46,630
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.
$41,050 $46,900 $52,750 $58,600 $63,300 $68,000 $72,700 $77,400
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.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050