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Affordable Housing In Sterling
Logan County, Colorado

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sterling

Maclaren House

435 Macgregor Rd
Sterling, Colorado

Sterling Apartments

441 Macgregor Rd
Sterling, Colorado

Northeast Plaza

1212 Phelps St
Sterling, Colorado

Centennial Mental Health Facility

1112 N 4th St
Sterling, Colorado
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sterling ( City of )

1331 Platte St
Sterling, Colorado
Accepts Vouchers

Sand Lily Assisted Care Facility

2000 Robin Rd
Sterling, Colorado
Accepts Vouchers

Whitcomb Apartments

1503 Fillmore St
Sterling, Colorado
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Sterling

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Sterling Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sterling, Colorado

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 386 affordable apartments for rent in Sterling, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Sterling, Colorado

Sterling features 221 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 Sterling, Colorado

There are 165 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sterling.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sterling, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sterling landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sterling.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sterling, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $673 and $823.

2020 Sterling, 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
Fair Market Rent $628 $632 $748 $1,079 $1,225
Payment Standard Range $565 to $691 $569 to $695 $673 to $823 $971 to $1,187 $1,103 to $1,348

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sterling, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 386
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 221
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $35,732 ±$3,199
Median Rent $673 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.29% ± 8.83pp
Total Population 14,046

Population and Household Demographics

Sterling is a city in Logan County, Colorado with a population of 14,046. There are 5,071 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 44.15% of households in Sterling are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sterling

The median gross income for households in Sterling is $35,732 a year, or $2,978 a month. The median rent for the city is $673 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sterling, a household making less than $2,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Sterling.

Area Median Income In Sterling

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 Sterling, the AMI is calculated from all households within Logan County.

In Sterling, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,800

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 Sterling

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 Sterling

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% of Median $39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000