Affordable Housing In Thornton
Adams County, Colorado

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Thornton

Reserve at Thornton

9700 Welby Rd
Thornton, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Crossing Pointe North

4220 East 104th Avenue
Thornton, Colorado
$937-1,350
1-2 BR
62+

Village of Yorkshire

10370 Brendon Way
Thornton, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Dawson Square Apartments

8750 Dawson St
Thornton, Colorado
Subsidized

Creekside Place

9189 Gale Blvd
Thornton, Colorado
Subsidized

Dawson Square Apartments

8670 Dawson St
Thornton, Colorado

Renaissance Apartments

388 E 88th Ave
Thornton, Colorado
Subsidized

Coronado Residences

1909 Coronado Pkwy N
Thornton, Colorado
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Overlook at Thornton

647 W 91st Ave
Thornton, Colorado

Orchard Hill Apartments

1353 W 88th Ave
Thornton, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Thornton, 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 Thornton, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Maiker Housing Partners Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Thornton, Colorado

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 999 affordable apartments for rent in Thornton, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Thornton, Colorado

Thornton features 430 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 Thornton, Colorado

There are 569 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Thornton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Thornton, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Thornton landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Thornton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Thornton, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,493 and $1,825.

2022 Thornton, 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
Thornton, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,236 $1,364 $1,659 $2,226 $2,501
Thornton, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,112 to $1,360 $1,228 to $1,500 $1,493 to $1,825 $2,003 to $2,449 $2,251 to $2,751

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Thornton, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 999
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 430
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Average Household Size 2.98
Median Household Income $66,948 ±$1,756
Median Rent $1,150 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.02% ± 3.85pp
Total Population 127,688

Population and Household Demographics

Thornton is a city in Adams County, Colorado with a population of 127,688. There are 42,679 households in the city with an average household size of 2.98 persons. 30.83% of households in Thornton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Thornton

The median gross income for households in Thornton is $66,948 a year, or $5,579 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,150 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Thornton, a household making less than $3,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Thornton.

Area Median Income In Thornton

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 Thornton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Adams County.

In Thornton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,800

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 Thornton

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 Thornton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Thornton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Thornton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,700 $41,950 $47,200 $52,400 $56,600 $60,800 $65,000 $69,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Thornton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500