Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lafayette, CO

Discover affordable housing in Lafayette where there are 4+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Helios Station Apartments

550 N 111th St, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Ardenne Apartments

601 Merlin Dr, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Eagle Place

1310 Cimarron Dr, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Josephine Commons Senior Housing

455 N Burlington Ave, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lafayette, Colorado
$27.57 (+191%) more than Colorado minimum wage and $34.74 (+479%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lafayette, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Lafayette, Colorado.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Lafayette, Colorado.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Lafayette, Colorado.

Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lafayette.

How many renters live in Lafayette, Colorado?

The City of Lafayette has 30,295 people living in 12,707 households.

There are 9,576 renters living in 4,082 renter households in this City. Renters make up 31.61 percent of the population living in Lafayette.

What is the rental market like in Lafayette, Colorado?

There are an estimated 13,039 housing units in the Lafayette area. Of these, 4,221 units are rental homes, making up 32 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lafayette, Colorado, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lafayette?

The rental vacancy rate in Lafayette is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lafayette for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lafayette
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
34 993 1,690 966 378
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lafayette

A large number of apartments in Lafayette have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Lafayette are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 53 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 25 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lafayette

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,585 to $3,394. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,585
One BR $1,823
Two BR $2,217
Three BR $2,898
Four BR $3,394
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lafayette, Colorado

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lafayette?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 11 32 percent
One BR 266 27 percent
Two BR 354 21 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lafayette, Colorado

How many affordable rental units are in Lafayette?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lafayette, Colorado including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 654
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 30
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lafayette, Colorado

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lafayette, Colorado

Lafayette features 30 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 Lafayette, Colorado

There are 294 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lafayette.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lafayette, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lafayette landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Lafayette.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lafayette, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,995 and $2,439.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.