Affordable Housing In Dolores County

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

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Solutions for the Southwest Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dolores County, Colorado

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Dolores County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Dolores County, Colorado

Dolores County features 0 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 Dolores County, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dolores County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dolores County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Dolores County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dolores County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $823 and $1,005.

2022 Dolores 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
Dolores County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $727 $731 $914 $1,298 $1,468
Dolores County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $654 to $800 $658 to $804 $823 to $1,005 $1,168 to $1,428 $1,321 to $1,615

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dolores County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.95%
Average Renter Household Size 4.08
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $31,875 ±$3,530
Median Rent $759 ±$143
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.48% ± 13.81pp
Total Population 1,862

Population and Household Demographics

Dolores County is a county in Colorado with a population of 1,862. There are 706 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 22.95% of households in Dolores County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dolores County

The median gross income for households in Dolores County is $31,875 a year, or $2,656 a month. The median rent for the county is $759 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dolores County, a household making less than $2,530 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Dolores County.

Area Median Income In Dolores 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 Dolores County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,600

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 Dolores 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 Dolores County

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