Affordable Housing In Mesa County
Colorado

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mesa County

Independence Village

225 N Coulson St
Fruita, Colorado
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Grand Manor Apartments

2828 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Willow Grove

3206 Mesa Ave
Clifton, Colorado
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Village Park

615 Rood Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Highlands

825 Bookcliff Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
$329-800
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible

Nellie Bechtel Gardens

3032 N 15TH ST
Grand Junction, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Pathways Village

564 29 Road
Grand Junction, Colorado
Homeless Supportive Housing

Clifton Family Housing

3222 D 1/2 Rd
Clifton, Colorado
Subsidized

Laurel House

3197 N 12th St
Grand Junction, Colorado
Homeless Supportive Housing

Commonworks Housing Project II

1015 Grand Ave
Grand Junction, Colorado
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Mesa County, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Grand Junction Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mesa County, Colorado

There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,723 affordable apartments for rent in Mesa County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Mesa County, Colorado

Mesa County features 1,099 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 624 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 $923 and $1,129.

2022 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 $682 $781 $1,026 $1,457 $1,756
Mesa County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $614 to $750 $703 to $859 $923 to $1,129 $1,311 to $1,603 $1,580 to $1,932

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mesa County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 1,723
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,099
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
Total Population 147,834

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 $70,100

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 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

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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.
$15,450 $17,650 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
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.
$41,200 $47,050 $52,950 $58,800 $63,550 $68,250 $72,950 $77,650

Cities In Mesa County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
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.