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.

Avondale Apartments

3275 W 14th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204

Fox Apartments

399 Fox St, Denver, Colorado 80223

Hanigan Terrace

1421 W 35th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80211

Sabin Group I

1540 S Albion St, Denver, Colorado 80222

Arapahoe Green

1135 S Xenia St, Denver, Colorado 80247

Denver Volunteers of America Living Center

9900 E Girard Ave, Denver, Colorado 80231

Lowell Terrace

4315 S Lowell Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80236

Community Options of Denver

4040 W Radcliff Ave, Denver, Colorado 80236

Denver Silvercrest

4595 W Alameda Ave, Denver, Colorado 80219

Pacific and Vallejo

2945 W Florida Ave, Denver, Colorado 80219

Our House

2420 W Wesley Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80219

Park East House

3333 Garfield Street, Denver, Colorado 80205

The Towers at Speer Apartments

1255 Galapago St, Denver, Colorado 80204

La Alma Family Homes

616 W 9th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80203

Whittier Affordable Housing

3060 Lafayette St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Casa Loma

3800 Alcott St, Denver, Colorado 80211

Lincoln Park

1103 W 10th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204

Belmont Vista Homes

750 S Utica St, Denver, Colorado 80204

Archdiocesan Housing I

3715 Humboldt Street, Denver, Colorado 80205

17th Street Redevelopment

1700 High St, Denver, Colorado 80218

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.
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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 713,252 people living in 334,942 households.

There are 314,870 renters living in 168,819 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 361,212 housing units in the Denver County area. Of these, 181,776 units are rental homes, making up 50 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Denver County, Colorado, there are 1 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 many renter households in Denver County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 48 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

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 14,170
Public Housing 2,967
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 6,068
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 175
Section 236 Rental Assistance 223
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 142
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 101
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 10,680 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 11,822 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.