Affordable Housing In Southern Ute
La Plata County, Colorado

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Southern Ute, 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 Southern Ute, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Solutions for the Southwest Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Southern Ute, Colorado

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Southern Ute, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Southern Ute, Colorado

Southern Ute 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 Southern Ute, Colorado

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Southern Ute, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Southern Ute, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,328 and $1,624.

2023 Southern Ute, 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
Southern Ute, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,094 $1,307 $1,476 $1,916 $2,514
Southern Ute, Colorado Payment Standard Range $985 to $1,203 $1,176 to $1,438 $1,328 to $1,624 $1,724 to $2,108 $2,263 to $2,765

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Southern Ute, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.67%
Average Renter Household Size 1.82
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $57,500 ±$22,635
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 200pp
Total Population 156

Population and Household Demographics

Southern Ute is a city in La Plata County, Colorado with a population of 156. There are 66 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 16.67% of households in Southern Ute are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Southern Ute

The median gross income for households in Southern Ute is $57,500 a year, or $4,792 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Southern Ute, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Southern Ute.

Area Median Income In Southern Ute

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 Southern Ute, the AMI is calculated from all households within La Plata County.

In Southern Ute, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,300

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 Southern Ute

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 Southern Ute

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Southern Ute AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Southern Ute AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,350 $39,250 $44,150 $49,050 $53,000 $56,900 $60,850 $64,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Southern Ute AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,450 $84,750 $91,050 $97,300 $103,600