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Affordable Housing In Garfield County
Colorado

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Garfield County

The Manors Apartments I

721 Blake Ave
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

The Manors Apartments II

661 Bennett Ave
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Glenwood Green Apartments

220 Flat Tops View Dr
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Machebeuf Apartments

111 Soccer Field Rd
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Income Based
2-3 BR

Villas De Santa Lucia

302 Meadowood Dr
Carbondale, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Lakota Ridge Senior Housing

705 castle valley blvd.
New Castle, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Kendall Heights Apartments I

250 Ute Ave
Rifle, Colorado
Subsidized

Crystal Meadows II

1250 Hendrick Dr
Carbondale, Colorado
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Eagles Nest Apartments

1041 W 24th St
Rifle, Colorado

White River Village

800 Whiteriver Ave
Rifle, Colorado

Housing Authorities that serve Garfield County

Housing Authority Programs
Garfield County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Garfield County, Colorado

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 515 affordable apartments for rent in Garfield County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Garfield County, Colorado

Garfield County features 230 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 Garfield County, Colorado

There are 285 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Garfield County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garfield County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Garfield County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Garfield County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garfield County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,091 and $1,333.

2021 Garfield 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
Garfield County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $947 $953 $1,212 $1,636 $2,098
Garfield County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $852 to $1,042 $858 to $1,048 $1,091 to $1,333 $1,472 to $1,800 $1,888 to $2,308

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Garfield County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 515
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 230
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $56,590 ±$3,065
Median Rent $1,140 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.97% ± 5.83pp
Total Population 57,076

Population and Household Demographics

Garfield County is a county in Colorado with a population of 57,076. There are 20,622 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 35.36% of households in Garfield County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Garfield County

The median gross income for households in Garfield County is $56,590 a year, or $4,716 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,140 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garfield County, a household making less than $3,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Garfield County.

Area Median Income In Garfield 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 Garfield County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,500

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 Garfield 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 Garfield County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Garfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,750 $20,300 $22,850 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Garfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,600 $33,800 $38,050 $42,250 $45,650 $49,050 $52,400 $55,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Garfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,350 $54,100 $60,850 $67,600 $73,050 $78,450 $83,850 $89,250

Cities In Garfield County

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City Served By
Battlement Mesa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Battlement Mesa is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Carbondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carbondale is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Catherine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Catherine is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Cattle Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cattle Creek is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Chacra The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chacra is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Glenwood Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenwood Springs is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Mulford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mulford is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
New Castle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Castle is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
No Name The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves No Name is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Parachute The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parachute is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Rifle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rifle is the Garfield County Housing Authority.
Silt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silt is the Garfield County Housing Authority.