Affordable Housing In Las Animas
Bent County, Colorado

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Las Animas

Las Animas Housing

231 Locust Ave
Las Animas, Colorado

Arkansas Valley Community Center

30015 County Road 10
Las Animas, Colorado
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sunshine Village Apartments

121 Locust Ave
Las Animas, Colorado

Bent Cty Farm Hsg

1227 11th Street
Las Animas, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Las Animas, 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 Las Animas, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Las Animas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Las Animas, Colorado

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 58 affordable apartments for rent in Las Animas, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Las Animas, Colorado

Las Animas features 23 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 Las Animas, Colorado

There are 25 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Las Animas.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Las Animas, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Las Animas landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Las Animas.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Las Animas, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $789 and $965.

2022 Las Animas, 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
Las Animas, Colorado Fair Market Rent $686 $690 $877 $1,084 $1,189
Las Animas, Colorado Payment Standard Range $617 to $755 $621 to $759 $789 to $965 $976 to $1,192 $1,070 to $1,308

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Las Animas, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 58
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 23
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 1.96
Median Household Income $29,260 ±$5,904
Median Rent $735 ±$169
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 66.26% ± NANpp
Total Population 1,813

Population and Household Demographics

Las Animas is a city in Bent County, Colorado with a population of 1,813. There are 869 households in the city with an average household size of 1.96 persons. 37.86% of households in Las Animas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Las Animas

The median gross income for households in Las Animas is $29,260 a year, or $2,438 a month. The median rent for the city is $735 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Las Animas, a household making less than $2,450 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 66.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Las Animas.

Area Median Income In Las Animas

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 Las Animas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bent County.

In Las Animas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,100

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 Las Animas

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 Las Animas

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Las Animas 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 Las Animas 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 Las Animas 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