Affordable Housing In Colorado City
Mitchell County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Colorado City


1105 Nicholosa St
Colorado City, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Colorado City Apartments, II, Ltd

2330 N State Highway 208
Colorado City, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Colorado City Seniors

1324 E 10th St
Colorado City, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Colorado City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Colorado City Public Housing
Abilene Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Colorado City, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 61 affordable apartments for rent in Colorado City, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Colorado City, Texas

Colorado City features 24 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 Colorado City, Texas

There are 37 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Colorado City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Colorado City, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Colorado City, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Colorado City, Texas 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
Fair Market Rent $529 $542 $714 $910 $1,110
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $819 to $1,001 $999 to $1,221

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Colorado City, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 61
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.89
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $48,205 ±$7,115
Median Rent $609 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.63% ± 15.8pp
Total Population 4,122

Population and Household Demographics

Colorado City is a City in Mitchell County, Texas with a population of 4,122. There are 1,595 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 37.43% of households in Colorado City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Colorado City

The median gross income for households in Colorado City is $48,205 a year, or $4,017 a month. The median rent for the city is $609 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Colorado City, a household making less than $2,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Colorado City.1

Area Median Income In Colorado City

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 Colorado City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mitchell County.

In Colorado City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,400

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 Colorado City

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 Colorado City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
80% of Median $37,200 $42,500 $47,800 $53,100 $57,350 $61,600 $65,850 $70,100