Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Florence, CO

Discover affordable housing in Florence where there are 1+ 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.

San Juan Apartments

1114 E 3rd St, Florence, Colorado 81226

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Florence, Colorado
$8.42 (+58%) more than Colorado minimum wage and $15.59 (+215%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Florence, 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), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Mainstream Voucher programs for Florence, Colorado.

Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Florence.

How many renters live in Florence, Colorado?

The City of Florence has 3,874 people living in 1,652 households.

There are 1,061 renters living in 535 renter households in this City. Renters make up 27.39 percent of the population living in Florence.

What is the rental market like in Florence, Colorado?

There are an estimated 1,740 housing units in the Florence area. Of these, 559 units are rental homes, making up 32 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Florence, Colorado, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Florence?

The rental vacancy rate in Florence is 4 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 Florence for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Florence
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
71 165 174 89 36
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Florence

A large number of apartments in Florence 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 Florence are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 36 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 5 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 Florence

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $912 to $1,866. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $912
One BR $918
Two BR $1,206
Three BR $1,669
Four BR $1,866
2024 Fair Market Rents in Florence, Colorado

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Florence?

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 71 100 percent
One BR 160 97 percent
Two BR 120 69 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Florence, Colorado

How many affordable rental units are in Florence?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Florence, Colorado including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 24
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 96
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Florence, Colorado

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Florence, Colorado

Florence features 24 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 Florence, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Florence, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Florence, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,085 and $1,327.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.