Affordable Housing In Prowers County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prowers County

Normandy Gardens

400 E College Rd
Lamar, Colorado

Strainhurst Courts

206 E Cedar St
Lamar, Colorado

Lamar Manor

2208 Memorial Dr
Lamar, Colorado


847 W Vaughn St
Holly, Colorado

S W Properties

1706 S 11th St
Lamar, Colorado


1106 Parkview Ave
Lamar, Colorado

Plains View Apartments

1705 S 11th St
Lamar, Colorado

Emerald Homes

304 N 4th St
Lamar, Colorado

Sunburst Apartments

704 Mullen St
Lamar, Colorado
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Prowers County, Colorado

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 351 affordable apartments for rent in Prowers County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Prowers County, Colorado

Prowers County features 219 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 Prowers County, Colorado

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Prowers County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Prowers County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Prowers County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Prowers County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Prowers County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $997.

2022 Prowers 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
Prowers County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $687 $692 $906 $1,120 $1,437
Prowers County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $618 to $756 $623 to $761 $815 to $997 $1,008 to $1,232 $1,293 to $1,581

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Prowers County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 351
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 219
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $40,179 ±$3,470
Median Rent $582 ±$86
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.12% ± 11.46pp
Total Population 12,235

Population and Household Demographics

Prowers County is a county in Colorado with a population of 12,235. There are 4,856 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 32.78% of households in Prowers County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Prowers County

The median gross income for households in Prowers County is $40,179 a year, or $3,348 a month. The median rent for the county is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Prowers County, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Prowers County.

Area Median Income In Prowers 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 Prowers County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,800

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 Prowers 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 Prowers County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Prowers 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 Prowers 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 Prowers 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 Prowers County

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City Served By
Lamar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lamar is the Housing Authority of the City of Lamar.