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Affordable Housing In Huerfano County
Colorado

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Huerfano County

Vista Alegre

309 E Elder St
Walsenburg, Colorado
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Rio Cuchara Homes

127 E 6th St
Walsenburg, Colorado

Spanish Peaks Apartments

900 Indiana Ave
Walsenburg, Colorado

Pleasant View Apts

300 Pinkerton Rd
La Veta, Colorado
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Housing Authorities that serve Huerfano County

Housing Authority Programs
Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Huerfano County, Colorado

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 208 affordable apartments for rent in Huerfano County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Huerfano County, Colorado

Huerfano County features 178 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 Huerfano County, Colorado

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Huerfano County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Huerfano County, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Huerfano County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $762 and $932.

2021 Huerfano 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
Huerfano County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $666 $671 $847 $1,054 $1,334
Huerfano County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $599 to $733 $604 to $738 $762 to $932 $949 to $1,159 $1,201 to $1,467

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Huerfano County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 208
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 178
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.02%
Average Renter Household Size 1.91
Average Household Size 2.08
Median Household Income $31,715 ±$2,861
Median Rent $597 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.31% ± 11.87pp
Total Population 6,502

Population and Household Demographics

Huerfano County is a county in Colorado with a population of 6,502. There are 3,024 households in the county with an average household size of 2.08 persons. 27.02% of households in Huerfano County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Huerfano County

The median gross income for households in Huerfano County is $31,715 a year, or $2,643 a month. The median rent for the county is $597 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Huerfano County, a household making less than $1,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Huerfano County.

Area Median Income In Huerfano 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 Huerfano County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,600

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 Huerfano 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 Huerfano County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Huerfano County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Huerfano County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Huerfano County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000

Cities In Huerfano County

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City Served By
La Veta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Veta is the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.
Walsenburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walsenburg are the Housing Authority of the City of Walsenburg and Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.