GardenWalk of South Fork

170 Bonnaville Dr
South Fork, Colorado
S. 515 Rural
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There are 0 low-income apartments in South Fork that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 48 low-income homes in South Fork where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

South Fork, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in South Fork, Colorado

South Fork features 48 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 South Fork, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Fork, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South Fork, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $809 and $989.

2023 South Fork, 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
South Fork, Colorado Fair Market Rent $691 $695 $899 $1,204 $1,452
South Fork, Colorado Payment Standard Range $622 to $760 $626 to $765 $809 to $989 $1,084 to $1,324 $1,307 to $1,597

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

South Fork, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.09%
Average Renter Household Size 3.30
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $39,044 ±$9,094
Median Rent $975 ±$104
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 72.73% ± 39.1pp
Total Population 589

Population and Household Demographics

South Fork is a city in Rio Grande County, Colorado with a population of 589. There are 253 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 26.09% of households in South Fork are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Fork

The median gross income for households in South Fork is $39,044 a year, or $3,254 a month. The median rent for the city is $975 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Fork, a household making less than $3,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 72.73% of households who rent are overburdened in South Fork.

Area Median Income In South Fork

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 South Fork, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rio Grande County.

In South Fork, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 South Fork

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 South Fork

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the South Fork AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,300 $20,900 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the South Fork AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,500 $47,000 $50,500 $53,950 $57,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the South Fork AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,750 $55,700 $62,650 $69,600 $75,200 $80,750 $86,350 $91,900