Affordable Housing In Durango
La Plata County, Colorado

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Durango

Lumien Apartments

3190 E Animas Village Dr
Durango, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Tamarin Square Apartments

1401 E 3rd Ave
Durango, Colorado
Income Based
1-2 BR

Valle De Merced

800 Goeglein Gulch
Durango, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR


584 Wilson Gulch Drive
Durango, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Merced De Las Animas

3509 W 2nd Ave
Durango, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Pinon Terrace

20 Primrose Cir
Durango, Colorado

Durango Housing Apartments

650 Valentine Dr
Durango, Colorado

Cedar View I

3160 E Animas Village Dr
Durango, Colorado
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar View II

3150 E Animas Village Dr
Durango, Colorado
Elderly Supportive Housing

Springtree Village Apartments

950 E 32nd St
Durango, Colorado

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Durango, 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 Durango, 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 Durango, Colorado

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 824 affordable apartments for rent in Durango, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Durango, Colorado

Durango features 365 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 Durango, Colorado

There are 459 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Durango.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Durango, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Durango landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Durango.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Durango, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,272 and $1,554.

2022 Durango, 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
Durango, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,132 $1,240 $1,413 $1,966 $2,346
Durango, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,019 to $1,245 $1,116 to $1,364 $1,272 to $1,554 $1,769 to $2,163 $2,111 to $2,581

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Durango, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 824
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 365
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $57,024 ±$5,521
Median Rent $1,099 ±$99
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.81% ± 6.9pp
Total Population 17,486

Population and Household Demographics

Durango is a city in La Plata County, Colorado with a population of 17,486. There are 6,754 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 50.76% of households in Durango are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Durango

The median gross income for households in Durango is $57,024 a year, or $4,752 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,099 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Durango, a household making less than $3,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Durango.

Area Median Income In Durango

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Durango, the AMI is calculated from all households within La Plata County.

In Durango, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,300

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 Durango

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 Durango

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Durango AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Durango AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,350 $39,250 $44,150 $49,050 $53,000 $56,900 $60,850 $64,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Durango AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,450 $84,750 $91,050 $97,300 $103,600