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Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Colorado

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Parker Hilltop Apartments

19600 Clubhouse Dr
Parker, Colorado
$1,295-1,934
1-3 BR

Castle Creek Commons East

220 S Gilbert St
Castle Rock, Colorado
Subsidized

Reyn Rock Apartments

403 Perry St
Castle Rock, Colorado
Subsidized

Traditions Apartments Fka University Villas

3210 E County Line Rd
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

The Pines at Castle Rock I

2220 Castlegate Dr N
Castle Rock, Colorado

Reserve at Castle Highlands

1040 Highland Vista Ave
Castle Rock, Colorado

Castle Rock I

446 S Gilbert St
Castle Rock, Colorado

Castle Rock II

446 S Gilbert Street
Castle Rock, Colorado
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Colorado

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,019 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Douglas County, Colorado

Douglas County features 163 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 Douglas County, Colorado

There are 856 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Douglas County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Douglas County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Douglas County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Douglas County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,445 and $1,766.

2021 Douglas 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
Douglas County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,179 $1,304 $1,605 $2,186 $2,486
Douglas County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,061 to $1,297 $1,174 to $1,434 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,967 to $2,405 $2,237 to $2,735

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Douglas County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 1,019
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 163
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $102,964 ±$1,796
Median Rent $1,399 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.5% ± 2.71pp
Total Population 306,974

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a county in Colorado with a population of 306,974. There are 111,113 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 20.57% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $102,964 a year, or $8,580 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,399 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $4,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.

Area Median Income In Douglas 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 Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,000

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 Douglas 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 Douglas County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650