Affordable Housing In Gunnison County
Colorado

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gunnison County

Anthracite Place Apartments

513 Belleview Ave
Crested Butte, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Mountain View Apartments

317 N Spruce St
Gunnison, Colorado
Subsidized

Palisades Apartments

600 N Colorado St
Gunnison, Colorado

GardenWalk of Gunnison

808 N. Colorado
Gunnison, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Gunnison 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 Gunnison County, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gunnison County, Colorado

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 154 affordable apartments for rent in Gunnison County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Gunnison County, Colorado

Gunnison County features 88 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 Gunnison County, Colorado

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gunnison County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gunnison County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gunnison County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Gunnison County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gunnison County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,078 and $1,318.

2022 Gunnison 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
Gunnison County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $934 $940 $1,198 $1,700 $2,050
Gunnison County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $841 to $1,027 $846 to $1,034 $1,078 to $1,318 $1,530 to $1,870 $1,845 to $2,255

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gunnison County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 154
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $48,071 ±$3,928
Median Rent $903 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.67% ± 9.57pp
Total Population 15,651

Population and Household Demographics

Gunnison County is a county in Colorado with a population of 15,651. There are 6,287 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 40.69% of households in Gunnison County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gunnison County

The median gross income for households in Gunnison County is $48,071 a year, or $4,006 a month. The median rent for the county is $903 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gunnison County, a household making less than $3,010 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Gunnison County.

Area Median Income In Gunnison 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 Gunnison County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,600

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 Gunnison 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 Gunnison County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gunnison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,650 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gunnison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gunnison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600

Cities In Gunnison County

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City Served By
Crested Butte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crested Butte is the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority.
Gunnison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gunnison is the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority.
Marble The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marble is the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority.
Mount Crested Butte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Crested Butte is the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority.
Pitkin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pitkin is the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority.