Affordable Housing In Windsor
Larimer County, Colorado

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Windsor

Windsor Meadows Apartment Homes

1500 Tipton Dr
Windsor, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Century Three Apartments

1027 Walnut St
Windsor, Colorado
Subsidized

Cottonwood Townhomes

10 E Garden Dr
Windsor, Colorado

Governor's Farm

701 6th Street
Windsor, Colorado
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Windsor, 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 Windsor, Colorado

Housing Authority Programs
Larimer County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Catalyst Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Windsor, Colorado

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 381 affordable apartments for rent in Windsor, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Windsor, Colorado

Windsor features 264 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 Windsor, Colorado

There are 117 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Windsor.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Windsor, Colorado

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Windsor, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,279 and $1,563.

2022 Windsor, 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
Windsor, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,084 $1,143 $1,421 $2,019 $2,419
Windsor, Colorado Payment Standard Range $976 to $1,192 $1,029 to $1,257 $1,279 to $1,563 $1,817 to $2,221 $2,177 to $2,661

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Windsor, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 381
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $80,512 ±$5,244
Median Rent $1,164 ±$174
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.13% ± 8.89pp
Total Population 20,455

Population and Household Demographics

Windsor is a city in Larimer County, Colorado with a population of 20,455. There are 7,504 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 19.83% of households in Windsor are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Windsor

The median gross income for households in Windsor is $80,512 a year, or $6,709 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,164 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Windsor, a household making less than $3,880 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Windsor.

Area Median Income In Windsor

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 Windsor, the AMI is calculated from all households within Larimer County.

In Windsor, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,900

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 Windsor

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 Windsor

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Windsor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Windsor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $47,950 $51,800 $55,650 $59,500 $63,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Windsor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,700 $61,400 $69,050 $76,700 $82,850 $89,000 $95,150 $101,250