Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Mesa County, CO

Discover affordable housing in Mesa County where there are 27+ 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.

Independence Village

225 N Coulson St, Fruita, Colorado 81521

Grand Manor Apartments

2828 Orchard Ave, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Arbor Vista

515 Court Rd, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Grand Mesa Apartments

150 S Sycamore St, Fruita, Colorado 81521

Clifton Family Housing

3222 D 1/2 Rd, Clifton, Colorado 81520

Willow Grove

3206 Mesa Ave, Clifton, Colorado 81520

Linden Pointe

1975 Barcelona Way, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503

Commonworks Housing Project II

1015 Grand Ave, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Dd Housing

950 Grand Ave, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Ratekin Towers

875 Main St, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Little Bookcliff Apartments

2656 Little Bookcliff Dr, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Walnut Park Apartments

2236 N 17th St, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Monument Ridge

2680 B 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503

Grand View

1501 N 1st St , Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

The Highlands

825 Bookcliff Ave, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Laurel House

3197 N 12th St, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506


2814 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

Village Park

615 Rood Ave, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

Pathways Village

564 29 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado 81504

Nellie Bechtel Gardens

3032 N 15TH ST, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Mesa County, Colorado
$6.85 (+48%) more than Colorado minimum wage and $14.02 (+193%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Mesa 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Mesa County, Colorado.

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

How many renters live in Mesa County, Colorado?

The County of Mesa County has 158,636 people living in 66,134 households.

There are 33,984 renters living in 16,341 renter households in this County. Renters make up 21.42 percent of the population living in Mesa County.

What is the rental market like in Mesa County, Colorado?

There are an estimated 67,708 housing units in the Mesa County area. Of these, 18,673 units are rental homes, making up 28 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Mesa County, Colorado, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Mesa County?

The rental vacancy rate in Mesa County is 4 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 Mesa County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Mesa County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
851 2,762 6,685 6,289 966
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Mesa County

A large number of apartments in Mesa County 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 Mesa County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 47 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 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 Mesa County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $761 to $1,906. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $761
One BR $865
Two BR $1,123
Three BR $1,583
Four BR $1,906
2024 Fair Market Rents in Mesa County, Colorado

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

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 280 33 percent
One BR 1,834 66 percent
Two BR 3,914 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Mesa County, Colorado

How many affordable rental units are in Mesa County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,035
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 932
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 59
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 15
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Mesa County, Colorado

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

Income Based Apartments in Mesa County, Colorado

Mesa County features 1,157 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 Mesa County, Colorado

There are 557 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mesa County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mesa County, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mesa County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,011 and $1,235.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.