Grand Junction, Colorado Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 806 income based apartments in Grand Junction where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 518 affordable apartments in Grand Junction that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Grand Junction, Colorado

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Grand Junction.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Grand Junction.

Grand Manor Apartments

2828 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Village Park

615 Rood Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Laurel House

3197 N 12th St
Grand Junction, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR
Homeless Supportive Housing
Affordable

The Highlands

825 Bookcliff Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
$329-800
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Affordable

Nellie Bechtel Gardens

3032 N 15TH ST
Grand Junction, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Pathways Village

564 29 Road
Grand Junction, Colorado
Homeless Supportive Housing
Affordable

Commonworks Housing Project II

1015 Grand Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Walnut Park Apartments

2236 N 17th St
Grand Junction, Colorado
Rent Assisted

Grand View

1501 N 1st St
Grand Junction, Colorado
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Little Bookcliff Apartments

2656 Little Bookcliff Dr
Grand Junction, Colorado
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Grand Junction

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Grand Junction, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Grand Junction Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Grand Junction.

Grand Junction, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Grand Junction, Colorado

Grand Junction features 806 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 Grand Junction, Colorado

There are 518 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grand Junction.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grand Junction, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Grand Junction landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Grand Junction.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Grand Junction, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $959 and $1,173.

2023 Grand Junction, 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
Grand Junction, Colorado Fair Market Rent $713 $812 $1,066 $1,515 $1,816
Grand Junction, Colorado Payment Standard Range $642 to $784 $731 to $893 $959 to $1,173 $1,364 to $1,667 $1,634 to $1,998

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Grand Junction, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,324
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 806
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $45,358 ±$2,258
Median Rent $844 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.76% ± 3.56pp
Total Population 59,945

Population and Household Demographics

Grand Junction is a city in Mesa County, Colorado with a population of 59,945. There are 24,290 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 41.32% of households in Grand Junction are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grand Junction

The median gross income for households in Grand Junction is $45,358 a year, or $3,780 a month. The median rent for the city is $844 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grand Junction, a household making less than $2,813 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Grand Junction.

Area Median Income In Grand Junction

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 Grand Junction, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mesa County.

In Grand Junction, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,500

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 Grand Junction

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 Grand Junction

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Grand Junction AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Grand Junction AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,800 $32,900 $37,000 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Grand Junction AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,050 $52,600 $59,200 $65,750 $71,050 $76,300 $81,550 $86,800