Affordable Housing In Summit County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Summit County

Village at Wintergreen

235 Antlers Gulch Road
Keystone, Colorado
1-3 BR
Market Rate
VASH Welcome

Villa Sierra Madre

1081 Adams St
Silverthorne, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Pinewood Village

605 Airport Road
Breckenridge, Colorado
1-3 BR

Blue River Apartments

1251 Adams Ave
Silverthorne, Colorado

Mountain Creek

740 W Anemone Trail
Dillon, Colorado
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Summit County, Colorado

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 439 affordable apartments for rent in Summit County, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Summit County, Colorado

Summit County features 30 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 Summit County, Colorado

There are 409 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Summit County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Summit County, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Summit County, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,617 and $1,977.

2022 Summit 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
Summit County, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,340 $1,577 $1,797 $2,553 $2,886
Summit County, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,206 to $1,474 $1,419 to $1,735 $1,617 to $1,977 $2,298 to $2,808 $2,597 to $3,175

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Summit County, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 439
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.67%
Average Renter Household Size 3.26
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $67,983 ±$7,621
Median Rent $1,200 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.05% ± 7.59pp
Total Population 28,940

Population and Household Demographics

Summit County is a county in Colorado with a population of 28,940. There are 10,143 households in the county with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 33.67% of households in Summit County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Summit County

The median gross income for households in Summit County is $67,983 a year, or $5,665 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,200 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Summit County, a household making less than $4,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Summit County.

Area Median Income In Summit 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 Summit County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $99,800

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 Summit 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 Summit County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Summit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Summit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,650 $41,900 $47,150 $52,350 $56,550 $60,750 $64,950 $69,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Summit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$58,650 $67,000 $75,400 $83,750 $90,450 $97,150 $103,850 $110,550

Cities In Summit County

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