Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Colorado

50 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Fifty Eight Hundred

5800 W Alameda Ave
Lakewood, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accessible

Vista El Rancho

1055 El Rancho Road
Evergreen, Colorado
$1,044-1,448
1-3 BR

Timberleaf Apartment Homes

1388 Garrison St
Lakewood, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Indy Street Flats

1440 Independence Street
Lakewood, Colorado
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Canyon Gate Apartments

1411 8th St
Golden, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Tiffany Square Apartments

935 Sheridan Blvd
Lakewood, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Maplewood Apartments

856 S Van Gordon Ct
Lakewood, Colorado
$455-1,341
1-3 BR

Willow Glen

1585 Kipling St
Lakewood, Colorado
$471-1,168
Studio-2 BR
62+

Cedar Avenue

7010 W Cedar Ave
Lakewood, Colorado
$750-1,900
1-4 BR

Belmar Groves

259 S Teller St
Lakewood, Colorado
$942-1,287
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Foothills Regional Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Colorado

There are 50 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,041 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County features 634 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 Jefferson County, Colorado

There are 3,279 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Colorado

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

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

2023 Jefferson 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
Jefferson County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,390 $1,538 $1,856 $2,449 $2,750
Jefferson County, 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.

Jefferson County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 50
Total Low Income Apartments 4,041
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 634
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $70,164 ±$712
Median Rent $1,052 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.15% ± 1.56pp
Total Population 552,344

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a county in Colorado with a population of 552,344. There are 222,892 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 30.14% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $70,164 a year, or $5,847 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,052 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $3,507 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County 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

Cities In Jefferson County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Applewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Applewood is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Aspen Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aspen Park is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Dakota Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dakota Ridge is the Foothills Regional Housing.
East Pleasant View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Pleasant View is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Edgewater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgewater is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Evergreen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evergreen is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Fairmount The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairmount is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Genesee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Genesee is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Golden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golden is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Idledale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Idledale is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Indian Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Hills is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Ken Caryl The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ken Caryl is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Kittredge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kittredge is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Lakeside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeside is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Lakewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakewood are the Foothills Regional Housing and Metro West Housing Solutions.
Morrison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morrison is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Mountain View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain View is the Foothills Regional Housing.
West Pleasant View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pleasant View is the Foothills Regional Housing.
Wheat Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheat Ridge is the Foothills Regional Housing.