Affordable Housing In Garfield County
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Garfield County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Garfield County, 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 Garfield County, Colorado
|Garfield County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Garfield County, Colorado
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 534 affordable apartments for rent in Garfield County, Colorado.
Income Based Apartments in Garfield County, Colorado
Garfield County features 278 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 256 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 $1,248 and $1,526.
2022 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||$1,094||$1,101||$1,387||$1,865||$2,374|
|Garfield County, Colorado Payment Standard Range||$985 to $1,203||$991 to $1,211||$1,248 to $1,526||$1,679 to $2,052||$2,137 to $2,611|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Garfield County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||534|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||278|
|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|
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 $88,300
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 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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Garfield County
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|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.|