Affordable Housing In La Junta
Otero County, Colorado

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Junta

Mountain View Housing

1702 Lincoln Ave
La Junta, Colorado
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Morningside Heights

1516 E 6th St
La Junta, Colorado
Subsidized

Arkva Group Home

701 Lincoln Ave
La Junta, Colorado
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Santa Fe Village

401 E 5th St
La Junta, Colorado
Subsidized

Prairieview Housing

Tbd
La Junta, Colorado
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Golden Maple Villa

212 Maple Ave
La Junta, Colorado
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

College Overlook

1701 Lincoln Ave
La Junta, Colorado
Subsidized

La Junta

315 E 5th St
La Junta, Colorado

Otero Villas Apartments

1612 Carson Ave
La Junta, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in La Junta, 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 La Junta, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
La Junta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Otero County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Junta, Colorado

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 343 affordable apartments for rent in La Junta, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in La Junta, Colorado

La Junta features 311 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 La Junta, Colorado

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Junta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Junta, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Junta landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in La Junta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Junta, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $838 and $1,024.

2022 La Junta, 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
La Junta, Colorado Fair Market Rent $703 $708 $931 $1,186 $1,515
La Junta, Colorado Payment Standard Range $633 to $773 $637 to $779 $838 to $1,024 $1,067 to $1,305 $1,364 to $1,667

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

La Junta, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 343
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 311
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $31,113 ±$3,732
Median Rent $693 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.5% ± 14.01pp
Total Population 7,018

Population and Household Demographics

La Junta is a city in Otero County, Colorado with a population of 7,018. There are 2,801 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 46.88% of households in La Junta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Junta

The median gross income for households in La Junta is $31,113 a year, or $2,593 a month. The median rent for the city is $693 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Junta, a household making less than $2,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.5% of households who rent are overburdened in La Junta.

Area Median Income In La Junta

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 La Junta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Otero County.

In La Junta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,200

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 La Junta

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 La Junta

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the La Junta 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 La Junta 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 La Junta 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