Affordable Housing In Estes Park
Larimer County, Colorado

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Estes Park

Falcon Ridge

1635 Soaring Circle
Estes Park, Colorado

Talons Pointe

1715 Redtail Hawk Dr
Estes Park, Colorado

South St Vrain Apartments

1631 Avalon Dr
Estes Park, Colorado
Subsidized

Lone Tree Village Apartments

1310 Manford Ave
Estes Park, Colorado

Trail Ridge Apartments

1250 Community Dr
Estes Park, Colorado
Subsidized

Park Ridge Apts

1250 Acacia Drive
Estes Park, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Estes Park, 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 Estes Park, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Larimer County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Estes Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher
Housing Catalyst Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Estes Park, Colorado

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 226 affordable apartments for rent in Estes Park, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park features 80 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 Estes Park, Colorado

There are 146 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Estes Park.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Estes Park, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Estes Park, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,279 and $1,563.

2022 Estes Park, 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
Estes Park, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,084 $1,143 $1,421 $2,019 $2,419
Estes Park, Colorado Payment Standard Range $976 to $1,192 $1,029 to $1,257 $1,279 to $1,563 $1,817 to $2,221 $2,177 to $2,661

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Estes Park, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 226
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.38%
Average Renter Household Size 1.86
Average Household Size 1.95
Median Household Income $54,530 ±$5,940
Median Rent $882 ±$128
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.74% ± 14.85pp
Total Population 6,103

Population and Household Demographics

Estes Park is a city in Larimer County, Colorado with a population of 6,103. There are 3,109 households in the city with an average household size of 1.95 persons. 34.38% of households in Estes Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Estes Park

The median gross income for households in Estes Park is $54,530 a year, or $4,544 a month. The median rent for the city is $882 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Estes Park, a household making less than $2,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Estes Park.

Area Median Income In Estes Park

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 Estes Park, the AMI is calculated from all households within Larimer County.

In Estes Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,900

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 Estes Park

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 Estes Park

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Estes Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Estes Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $47,950 $51,800 $55,650 $59,500 $63,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Estes Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,700 $61,400 $69,050 $76,700 $82,850 $89,000 $95,150 $101,250