Affordable Housing In Mesa County
24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mesa County
Housing Authorities that serve Mesa County
|Grand Junction Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Mesa County, Colorado
There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,566 affordable apartments for rent in Mesa County, Colorado.
Income Based Apartments in Mesa County, Colorado
Mesa County features 1,086 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 480 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 $916 and $1,120.
2021 Mesa 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|
|Mesa County, Colorado Fair Market Rent||$674||$772||$1,018||$1,457||$1,763|
|Mesa County, Colorado Payment Standard Range||$607 to $741||$695 to $849||$916 to $1,120||$1,311 to $1,603||$1,587 to $1,939|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Mesa County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||24|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,566|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,086|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||30.92%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.38|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Median Household Income||$49,322 ±$1,601|
|Median Rent||$837 ±$31|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||51.13% ± 3.3pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Mesa County is a county in Colorado with a population of 147,834. There are 59,215 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 30.92% of households in Mesa County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Mesa County
The median gross income for households in Mesa County is $49,322 a year, or $4,110 a month. The median rent for the county is $837 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mesa County, a household making less than $2,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Mesa County.
Area Median Income In Mesa 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 Mesa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,700
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 Mesa 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 Mesa County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mesa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mesa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mesa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Mesa County
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|Clifton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|Collbran||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collbran is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|De Beque||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves De Beque is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|Fruita||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fruita is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|Fruitvale||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fruitvale is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|Grand Junction||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Junction is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|Loma||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loma is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|Orchard Mesa||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orchard Mesa is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|Palisade||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palisade is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|
|Redlands||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redlands is the Grand Junction Housing Authority.|