Affordable Housing In Rio Blanco County
3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rio Blanco County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco County, Colorado
|Garfield County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Rio Blanco County, Colorado
There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Rio Blanco County, Colorado.
Income Based Apartments in Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Rio Blanco County features 60 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 Rio Blanco County, Colorado
There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rio Blanco County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Rio Blanco County, Colorado
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rio Blanco County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Rio Blanco County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rio Blanco County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,095.
2022 Rio Blanco 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|
|Rio Blanco County, Colorado Fair Market Rent||$751||$756||$995||$1,302||$1,349|
|Rio Blanco County, Colorado Payment Standard Range||$676 to $826||$680 to $832||$896 to $1,095||$1,172 to $1,432||$1,214 to $1,484|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Rio Blanco County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||3|
|Total Low Income Apartments||80|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||60|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.28%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.56|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Median Household Income||$61,842 ±$7,994|
|Median Rent||$764 ±$49|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||30.39% ± 7.93pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Rio Blanco County is a county in Colorado with a population of 6,712. There are 2,482 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 33.28% of households in Rio Blanco County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Rio Blanco County
The median gross income for households in Rio Blanco County is $61,842 a year, or $5,154 a month. The median rent for the county is $764 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rio Blanco County, a household making less than $2,547 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Rio Blanco County.
Area Median Income In Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,300
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 Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Rio Blanco County
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|Meeker||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meeker is the Garfield County Housing Authority.|
|Rangely||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rangely is the Garfield County Housing Authority.|