Affordable Housing In Pagosa Springs
Archuleta County, Colorado

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pagosa Springs

Archuleta Housing

189 North 7th St
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Subsidized

Archuleta Housing for the Elderly

635 S 8th St
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Casa De Los Arcos

503 S 8th St
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Subsidized

Hickory Ridge Apartments

216 N 8th St
Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Lakeview Estates

857 N Pagosa Blvd
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pagosa Springs, 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 Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Archuleta County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Solutions for the Southwest Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 205 affordable apartments for rent in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Pagosa Springs features 164 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 Pagosa Springs, Colorado

There are 41 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pagosa Springs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pagosa Springs, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,067 and $1,304.

2022 Pagosa Springs, 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
Pagosa Springs, Colorado Fair Market Rent $881 $901 $1,185 $1,529 $2,028
Pagosa Springs, Colorado Payment Standard Range $793 to $969 $811 to $991 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,376 to $1,682 $1,825 to $2,231

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pagosa Springs, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 205
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $32,063 ±$8,214
Median Rent $707 ±$103
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.98% ± 15.14pp
Total Population 1,729

Population and Household Demographics

Pagosa Springs is a city in Archuleta County, Colorado with a population of 1,729. There are 782 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 48.47% of households in Pagosa Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pagosa Springs

The median gross income for households in Pagosa Springs is $32,063 a year, or $2,672 a month. The median rent for the city is $707 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pagosa Springs, a household making less than $2,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Pagosa Springs.

Area Median Income In Pagosa Springs

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 Pagosa Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Archuleta County.

In Pagosa Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,100

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 Pagosa Springs

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 Pagosa Springs

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs 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