Affordable Housing In San Luis
Costilla County, Colorado

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Luis

Willowgrove Gilbert Manor, Cottonwood Apartments

Scattered Sites in Ft. Garland
San Luis, Colorado

Sangre De Cristo

420 Trinchera Street
San Luis, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in San Luis, 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 San Luis, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Costilla County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Luis, Colorado

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in San Luis, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in San Luis, Colorado

San Luis features 44 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 San Luis, Colorado

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Luis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Luis, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Luis, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $817 and $999.

2022 San Luis, 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
San Luis, Colorado Fair Market Rent $722 $727 $908 $1,122 $1,458
San Luis, Colorado Payment Standard Range $650 to $794 $654 to $800 $817 to $999 $1,010 to $1,234 $1,312 to $1,604

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

San Luis, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 44
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $24,479 ±$12,331
Median Rent $305 ±$141
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.9% ± 19.29pp
Total Population 642

Population and Household Demographics

San Luis is a city in Costilla County, Colorado with a population of 642. There are 231 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 53.68% of households in San Luis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Luis

The median gross income for households in San Luis is $24,479 a year, or $2,040 a month. The median rent for the city is $305 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Luis, a household making less than $1,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.9% of households who rent are overburdened in San Luis.

Area Median Income In San Luis

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 San Luis, the AMI is calculated from all households within Costilla County.

In San Luis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,400

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 San Luis

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 San Luis

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Luis 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 San Luis 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 San Luis 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