Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Denver County, CO

Discover affordable housing in Denver County where there are 307+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Whittier Affordable Housing Preservation

1414 E 31st Ave, Denver, Colorado 80205

Villages at Curtis Park II

3101 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Sable Ridge Seniors Apartments

15255 E 40th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80239

Park Avenue West Residences

833 Park Ave W, Denver, Colorado 80205

Villages at Curtis Park

2855 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Off Broadway Lofts

2135 Stout St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Blue Spruce Townhomes

7300 E Severn Pl, Denver, Colorado 80230

Residencies at Capitol Heights

1350 Grant St, Denver, Colorado 80210

Highland Crossing

1909 S Quebec Way, Denver, Colorado 80231

Highlands Garden Village Apartments

3755 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado 80212

Daves Place

1365 Josephine St, Denver, Colorado 80206

Highland Square

8555 E Evans Ave, Denver, Colorado 80231

Boston Lofts

828 17th St, Denver, Colorado 80202

The Bank Lofts

817 17th St, Denver, Colorado 80202

South Oneida Club Apartments

1010 S Oneida St, Denver, Colorado 80224

Fox Crossing, Phase I

8350 E Yale Ave, Denver, Colorado 80231

Mercantile Square

1545 Wazee St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Forum Apartments

250 W 14th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204

Chesney - Kleinjohn

1005 Washington St, Denver, Colorado 80203

Austin Building

2400 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80206

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elderly Senior
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Denver County, Colorado

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Denver County, Colorado
$41.69/hour
$27.27 (+189%) more than Colorado minimum wage and $34.44 (+475%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Denver County, Colorado Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Denver County, Colorado.

Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Denver County.

How many renters live in Denver County, Colorado?

The County of Denver County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 44.15 percent of the population living in Denver County.

What is the rental market like in Denver County, Colorado?

There are an estimated housing units in the Denver County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Denver County, Colorado, there are 1.08 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Denver County?

The rental vacancy rate in Denver County is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Denver County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Denver County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
18,917 68,454 54,755 18,332 5,884
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Denver County

A large number of apartments in Denver County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Denver County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,658 to $3,225. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,658
One BR $1,835
Two BR $2,201
Three BR $2,874
Four BR $3,225
2024 Fair Market Rents in Denver County, Colorado

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Denver County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 9,529 50 percent
One BR 34,810 51 percent
Two BR 13,797 25 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Denver County, Colorado

How many affordable rental units are in Denver County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Denver County, Colorado including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 236 Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Denver County, Colorado

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Denver County, Colorado

Denver County features 10,804 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 11,698 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 $1,981 and $2,421.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.