Leadville, Colorado Affordable Housing

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

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

Waiting Lists in Leadville, Colorado

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

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

Mount Massive Manor

131 W 12th St
Leadville, Colorado
Rent Assisted

Tabor Grand

711 Harrison Ave
Leadville, Colorado

H1hom00072 Rmmh Acquisition - Sawatch

400 W 17th St
Leadville, Colorado
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Leadville, 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 Leadville.

Leadville, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Leadville, Colorado

Leadville 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 Leadville, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leadville, Colorado

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

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

2023 Leadville, 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
Leadville, Colorado Fair Market Rent $796 $859 $970 $1,379 $1,567
Leadville, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Leadville, 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 57.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $39,692 ±$2,950
Median Rent $946 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.96% ± 13.91pp
Total Population 2,595

Population and Household Demographics

Leadville is a city in Lake County, Colorado with a population of 2,595. There are 1,177 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 57.01% of households in Leadville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leadville

The median gross income for households in Leadville is $39,692 a year, or $3,308 a month. The median rent for the city is $946 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leadville, a household making less than $3,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Leadville.

Area Median Income In Leadville

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 Leadville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lake County.

In Leadville, 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 Leadville

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 Leadville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leadville 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 Leadville 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 Leadville 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