Affordable Housing In Vail
Eagle County, Colorado

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vail

Middle Creek Village

145 N Frontage Rd W
Vail, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Vail, 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 Vail, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Garfield County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vail, Colorado

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 142 affordable apartments for rent in Vail, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Vail, Colorado

Vail 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 Vail, Colorado

There are 142 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vail.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vail, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vail, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,750 and $2,138.

2022 Vail, 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
Vail, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,292 $1,477 $1,944 $2,403 $2,636
Vail, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,163 to $1,421 $1,329 to $1,625 $1,750 to $2,138 $2,163 to $2,643 $2,372 to $2,900

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Vail, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 142
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $67,833 ±$10,830
Median Rent $1,249 ±$240
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.22% ± 13.72pp
Total Population 5,321

Population and Household Demographics

Vail is a city in Eagle County, Colorado with a population of 5,321. There are 2,380 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 38.45% of households in Vail are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vail

The median gross income for households in Vail is $67,833 a year, or $5,653 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,249 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vail, a household making less than $4,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Vail.

Area Median Income In Vail

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 Vail, the AMI is calculated from all households within Eagle County.

In Vail, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,300

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 Vail

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 Vail

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Vail AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Vail AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Vail AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,000 $64,000 $72,000 $80,000 $86,400 $92,800 $99,200 $105,600