Highlands Ranch, Colorado Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Highlands Ranch where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 96 affordable apartments in Highlands Ranch that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Highlands Ranch. Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Highlands Ranch.

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Affordable Housing Near Highlands Ranch

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Highlands Ranch features 0 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 Highlands Ranch, Colorado

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Highlands Ranch.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Highlands Ranch, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,670 and $2,042.

2023 Highlands Ranch, 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
Highlands Ranch, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,390 $1,538 $1,856 $2,449 $2,750
Highlands Ranch, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,251 to $1,529 $1,384 to $1,692 $1,670 to $2,042 $2,204 to $2,694 $2,475 to $3,025

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Highlands Ranch, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 96
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $108,570 ±$3,441
Median Rent $1,583 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.89% ± 4.2pp
Total Population 104,432

Population and Household Demographics

Highlands Ranch is a city in Douglas County, Colorado with a population of 104,432. There are 37,157 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 20.46% of households in Highlands Ranch are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Highlands Ranch

The median gross income for households in Highlands Ranch is $108,570 a year, or $9,048 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,583 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Highlands Ranch, a household making less than $5,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Highlands Ranch.

Area Median Income In Highlands Ranch

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 Highlands Ranch, the AMI is calculated from all households within Douglas County.

In Highlands Ranch, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $117,800

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 Highlands Ranch

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 Highlands Ranch

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Highlands Ranch AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,650 $28,150 $31,650 $35,150 $38,000 $40,800 $43,600 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Highlands Ranch AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,050 $46,900 $52,750 $58,600 $63,300 $68,000 $72,700 $77,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Highlands Ranch AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050