Affordable Housing In Otis
Washington County, Colorado

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Otis

Homestead Apts

306 E 2nd Ave
Otis, Colorado

Homestead Apts

306 E 2nd Ave
Otis, Colorado
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Otis, Colorado

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 18 affordable apartments for rent in Otis, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Otis, Colorado

Otis features 18 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 Otis, Colorado

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Otis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Otis, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Otis, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $857 and $1,047.

2022 Otis, 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
Otis, Colorado Fair Market Rent $808 $836 $952 $1,177 $1,291
Otis, Colorado Payment Standard Range $727 to $889 $752 to $920 $857 to $1,047 $1,059 to $1,295 $1,162 to $1,420

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Otis, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 18
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 18
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.58%
Average Renter Household Size 1.86
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $38,977 ±$9,238
Median Rent $628 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.47% ± 18.87pp
Total Population 438

Population and Household Demographics

Otis is a city in Washington County, Colorado with a population of 438. There are 197 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 38.58% of households in Otis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Otis

The median gross income for households in Otis is $38,977 a year, or $3,248 a month. The median rent for the city is $628 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Otis, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Otis.

Area Median Income In Otis

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 Otis, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Otis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,200

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 Otis

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 Otis

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