Affordable Housing In San Miguel County
Colorado

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Miguel County

Village Court Apartments

415 Mountain Village Blvd
Mountain Village, Colorado
$680-1,215
Studio-3 BR

Cottonwood Creek Estates

1610 San Miguel St
Norwood, Colorado
$1000
4 BR

Meadow Run Apartments

330 Adams Ranch Rd
Telluride, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in San Miguel 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 San Miguel County, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
San Miguel Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Miguel County, Colorado

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 246 affordable apartments for rent in San Miguel County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in San Miguel County, Colorado

San Miguel County features 0 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 Miguel County, Colorado

There are 246 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Miguel County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Miguel County, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Miguel County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in San Miguel County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Miguel County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,506 and $1,840.

2022 San Miguel 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
San Miguel County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,112 $1,296 $1,673 $2,137 $2,687
San Miguel County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,001 to $1,223 $1,166 to $1,426 $1,506 to $1,840 $1,923 to $2,351 $2,418 to $2,956

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Miguel County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 246
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $56,047 ±$6,153
Median Rent $1,143 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.33% ± 5.45pp
Total Population 7,676

Population and Household Demographics

San Miguel County is a county in Colorado with a population of 7,676. There are 3,310 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 39.55% of households in San Miguel County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Miguel County

The median gross income for households in San Miguel County is $56,047 a year, or $4,671 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,143 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Miguel County, a household making less than $3,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.33% of households who rent are overburdened in San Miguel County.

Area Median Income In San Miguel 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 San Miguel County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,800

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 San Miguel 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 San Miguel County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Miguel County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,000 $20,550 $23,100 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the San Miguel County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,950 $34,200 $38,500 $42,750 $46,200 $49,600 $53,050 $56,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the San Miguel County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,900 $54,750 $61,600 $68,400 $73,900 $79,350 $84,850 $90,300

Cities In San Miguel County

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City Served By
Mountain Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Village is the San Miguel Regional Housing Authority.
Norwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norwood is the San Miguel Regional Housing Authority.
Ophir The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ophir is the San Miguel Regional Housing Authority.
Sawpit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sawpit is the San Miguel Regional Housing Authority.
Telluride The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Telluride is the San Miguel Regional Housing Authority.