Affordable Housing In La Plata County
18 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Plata County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in La Plata 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 La Plata County, Colorado
|Housing Solutions for the Southwest||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in La Plata County, Colorado
There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 840 affordable apartments for rent in La Plata County, Colorado.
Income Based Apartments in La Plata County, Colorado
La Plata County features 381 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 Plata County, Colorado
There are 459 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Plata County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in La Plata County, Colorado
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Plata County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in La Plata County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Plata County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,272 and $1,554.
2022 La Plata 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|
|La Plata County, Colorado Fair Market Rent||$1,132||$1,240||$1,413||$1,966||$2,346|
|La Plata County, Colorado Payment Standard Range||$1,019 to $1,245||$1,116 to $1,364||$1,272 to $1,554||$1,769 to $2,163||$2,111 to $2,581|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
La Plata County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||18|
|Total Low Income Apartments||840|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||381|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.27|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Median Household Income||$60,278 ±$1,974|
|Median Rent||$984 ±$44|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||45.8% ± 4.81pp|
Population and Household Demographics
La Plata County is a county in Colorado with a population of 53,182. There are 21,513 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 33% of households in La Plata County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in La Plata County
The median gross income for households in La Plata County is $60,278 a year, or $5,023 a month. The median rent for the county is $984 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Plata County, a household making less than $3,280 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.8% of households who rent are overburdened in La Plata County.
Area Median Income In La Plata 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 La Plata County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,300
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 Plata 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 La Plata County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the La Plata County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the La Plata County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the La Plata County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In La Plata County
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|Bayfield||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bayfield is the Housing Solutions for the Southwest.|
|Durango||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durango is the Housing Solutions for the Southwest.|
|Ignacio||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ignacio is the Housing Solutions for the Southwest.|
|Southern Ute||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southern Ute is the Housing Solutions for the Southwest.|