Walnut Creek Apartments

10350 Dover St
Westminster, Colorado
1-3 BR

Hidden Lakes Homes

5430 W 73rd Ave
Westminster, Colorado
Income Based
1-2 BR

Westbury Apartments

1585 W 115th Ave
Westminster, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Villa Maria

2461 W 82nd Pl
Westminster, Colorado
S. 202
Call For Rent
1 BR

Clare of Assisi Homes

2451 W 82nd Pl
Westminster, Colorado
S. 202
Call For Rent
1 BR
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There are 1,277 low-income apartments in Westminster that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Westminster, Colorado can range from $1,260 to $1,800 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 384 low-income homes in Westminster where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $337 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 24th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Westminster, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Maiker Housing Partners Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Housing Authority of the City of Aurora Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Westminster.

Westminster, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Westminster, Colorado

Westminster features 384 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 Westminster, Colorado

There are 1,277 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westminster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westminster, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westminster, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,670 and $2,042.

2023 Westminster, 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
Westminster, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,390 $1,538 $1,856 $2,449 $2,750
Westminster, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,251 to $1,529 $1,384 to $1,692 $1,670 to $2,042 $2,204 to $2,694 $2,475 to $3,025

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Westminster, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,866
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 384
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $67,081 ±$1,777
Median Rent $1,121 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.31% ± 3.28pp
Total Population 110,598

Population and Household Demographics

Westminster is a city in Adams County, Colorado with a population of 110,598. There are 42,239 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 35.92% of households in Westminster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westminster

The median gross income for households in Westminster is $67,081 a year, or $5,590 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,121 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westminster, a household making less than $3,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Westminster.

Area Median Income In Westminster

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

In Westminster, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $125,500

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 Westminster

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 Westminster

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Westminster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,100 $29,800 $33,550 $37,250 $40,250 $43,250 $46,200 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Westminster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$43,450 $49,650 $55,850 $62,050 $67,050 $72,000 $76,950 $81,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Westminster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,300 $75,750 $85,200 $94,650 $102,250 $109,800 $117,400 $124,950