Affordable Housing In Lincoln County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln County

Leisure Pines

116 Pine St
Arriba, Colorado

Smokey Hill Living Experience

207 5th St
Hugo, Colorado

1880 Circle Ln

1880 Circle Ln
Limon, Colorado

Limon Apartments

100 4th St
Limon, Colorado
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, Colorado

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 76 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln County, Colorado

Lincoln County features 60 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 Lincoln County, Colorado

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lincoln County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lincoln County.

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

2023 Lincoln 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
Lincoln County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $775 $780 $995 $1,245 $1,695
Lincoln County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $698 to $853 $702 to $858 $896 to $1,095 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,526 to $1,865

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lincoln County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 76
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $39,005 ±$4,134
Median Rent $705 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.51% ± 10.02pp
Total Population 5,478

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln County is a county in Colorado with a population of 5,478. There are 1,677 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 34.23% of households in Lincoln County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln County

The median gross income for households in Lincoln County is $39,005 a year, or $3,250 a month. The median rent for the county is $705 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln County, a household making less than $2,350 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln County.

Area Median Income In Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,900

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County

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

Cities In Lincoln County

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City Served By
Limon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limon is the Housing Authority of the Town of Limon.