La Veta, Colorado Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 44 income based apartments in La Veta where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in La Veta that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in La Veta, Colorado

There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in La Veta.

Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near La Veta.

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300 Pinkerton Rd
La Veta, Colorado
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Affordable Housing Near La Veta

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Walsenburg, CO Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Walsenburg.

Public Housing Agencies Serving La Veta, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher
Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near La Veta.

La Veta, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in La Veta, Colorado

La Veta features 44 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 Veta, Colorado

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Veta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Veta, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Veta landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in La Veta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Veta, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,095.

2023 La Veta, 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 Veta, Colorado Fair Market Rent $751 $756 $995 $1,211 $1,607
La Veta, Colorado Payment Standard Range $676 to $826 $680 to $832 $896 to $1,095 $1,090 to $1,332 $1,446 to $1,768

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

La Veta, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 44
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 44
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.29%
Average Renter Household Size 1.77
Average Household Size 1.86
Median Household Income $29,792 ±$5,225
Median Rent $747 ±$185
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.9% ± 24.38pp
Total Population 729

Population and Household Demographics

La Veta is a city in Huerfano County, Colorado with a population of 729. There are 384 households in the city with an average household size of 1.86 persons. 32.29% of households in La Veta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Veta

The median gross income for households in La Veta is $29,792 a year, or $2,483 a month. The median rent for the city is $747 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Veta, a household making less than $2,490 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.9% of households who rent are overburdened in La Veta.

Area Median Income In La Veta

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 Veta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Huerfano County.

In La Veta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,800

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 La Veta

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 Veta

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