Affordable Housing In Rocky Ford
Otero County, Colorado

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rocky Ford

Mckittrick Manor

806 Catalpa Ave
Rocky Ford, Colorado
Subsidized

Plaza Nueva Apartments

702 Sandia Dr
Rocky Ford, Colorado
Subsidized

Nava Manor

965 Swink Ave
Rocky Ford, Colorado
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rocky Ford, 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 Rocky Ford, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Rocky Ford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Otero County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rocky Ford, Colorado

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 140 affordable apartments for rent in Rocky Ford, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Rocky Ford, Colorado

Rocky Ford features 140 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 Rocky Ford, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rocky Ford, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rocky Ford landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rocky Ford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rocky Ford, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $838 and $1,024.

2022 Rocky Ford, 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
Rocky Ford, Colorado Fair Market Rent $703 $708 $931 $1,186 $1,515
Rocky Ford, Colorado Payment Standard Range $633 to $773 $637 to $779 $838 to $1,024 $1,067 to $1,305 $1,364 to $1,667

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rocky Ford, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 140
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $27,088 ±$4,104
Median Rent $581 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.83% ± 16.7pp
Total Population 3,877

Population and Household Demographics

Rocky Ford is a city in Otero County, Colorado with a population of 3,877. There are 1,563 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 37.56% of households in Rocky Ford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rocky Ford

The median gross income for households in Rocky Ford is $27,088 a year, or $2,257 a month. The median rent for the city is $581 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rocky Ford, a household making less than $1,937 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Rocky Ford.

Area Median Income In Rocky Ford

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 Rocky Ford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Otero County.

In Rocky Ford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,700

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 Rocky Ford

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 Rocky Ford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rocky Ford 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 Rocky Ford 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 Rocky Ford 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