Affordable Housing In Lake County

Affordable Housing programs support 24 income based apartments in Lake County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 196 affordable apartments in Lake County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lake County, Colorado

There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Lake County.

Go to the Colorado Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Lake County.

Mount Massive Manor

131 W 12th St
Leadville, Colorado
Rent Assisted

Tabor Grand

711 Harrison Ave
Leadville, Colorado

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400 W 17th St
Leadville, Colorado
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Affordable Housing In Lake County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Lake County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Leadville, CO Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Leadville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lake 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.

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 Lake County.

Lake County, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lake County, Colorado

Lake County features 24 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 Lake County, Colorado

There are 196 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lake County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $873 and $1,067.

2023 Lake 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
Lake County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $796 $859 $970 $1,379 $1,567
Lake County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $716 to $876 $773 to $945 $873 to $1,067 $1,241 to $1,517 $1,410 to $1,724

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 220
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $45,367 ±$6,912
Median Rent $850 ±$121
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.48% ± 10.27pp
Total Population 7,362

Population and Household Demographics

Lake County is a county in Colorado with a population of 7,362. There are 3,025 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 43.47% of households in Lake County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake County

The median gross income for households in Lake County is $45,367 a year, or $3,781 a month. The median rent for the county is $850 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake County, a household making less than $2,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake County.

Area Median Income In Lake 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 Lake County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400

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 Lake 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 Lake County

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