Lamar Housing Authority

804 South Main Street, Lamar, CO, 81052
(719) 336-9511



Prowers County

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About Lamar Housing Authority

Lamar Housing Authority offers a range of housing opportunities for Prowers County Residents - for low income, senior, or temporary needs. Eligibility depends upon meeting income levels, qualifying through application, and screening for suitability. Also, LHA screens all applicants for criminal history.

Lamar Housing Authority offers the following residences:
Emerald Homes in Granada, Holly, Lamar, Sheridan Lake, and Springfield - Low Income Public Housing
Section 8 Housing around Prowers County
Strainhurst South offers beautiful spacious 1 bedroom apartments in Lamar, Colorado. Strainhurst Apartments are local affordable housing for qualified seniors and persons with a disability and is an independent living facility.
Strainhurst Courts offers beautiful spacious 1 bedroom apartments in Lamar, Colorado. Strainhurst Apartments are local affordable housing for qualified seniors and persons with a disability and is an independent living facility.


Mission Statement

To provide decent, safe, and affordable housing to elderly, handicapped, and/or disabled persons in Lamar and the surrounding counties. To advocate for the needs required by those persons stated above in order to maintain their quest for a suitable living environment, free from discrimination, as long as it is their choice and is medically and economically feasible.

To improve the overall housing quality standards of existing housing in Lamar and surrounding counties.

To advocate for and assist in providing decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable existing housing for low income families in Lamar and the surrounding counties, advocating that these families need a support system to encourage self-sufficiency and continuing education in order to reach an income earning capacity that no longer requires subsidized housing for them, and to learn that subsidized housing for families is not a way of life but temporary assistance when needed.

Program Summary for Lamar Housing Authority

Lamar Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Lamar Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 30 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Lamar Housing Authority administered a total of 107 Section 8 Vouchers. Lamar Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Lamar Housing Authority is located at 804 South Main Street, Lamar, CO, 81052 and serves the city of Lamar. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Lamar Housing Authority at, (719) 336-9511 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Lamar Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 1
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 107
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 30
Waiting list for the Lamar Housing Authority is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Prowers County, CO

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Prowers County, CO:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $21,000
  • $24,000
  • $27,000
  • $30,000
  • $32,400
  • $34,800
  • $37,200
  • $39,600
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $12,600
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $39,600
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $33,600
  • $38,400
  • $43,200
  • $48,000
  • $51,850
  • $55,700
  • $59,550
  • $63,400

2017 Fair Market Rents for Prowers County, CO

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Prowers County, CO:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$544 $548 $681 $891 $1009



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Holly Housing Authority Holly Housing Authority Holly CO N/A N/A Open 26.73 Miles Contact
Las Animas Housing Authority Las Animas Housing Authority Las Animas CO N/A N/A Open 32.81 Miles Contact
Cheyenne Wells Housing Authority Cheyenne Wells Housing Authority Cheyenne Wells CO N/A N/A Open 52.9 Miles Contact
La Junta Housing Authority La Junta Housing Authority Rocky Ford CO 102 86 Open 59.84 Miles Contact
Otero County Housing Authority Otero County Housing Authority Rocky Ford CO 46 N/A Open 59.84 Miles Contact
Rocky Ford Housing Authority Rocky Ford Housing Authority Rocky Ford CO 50 N/A Open 59.92 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Lamar Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
30
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Prowers County Quick Facts

Population: 12,034
Persons Per Household: 2.45
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 15.2%
Homeownership Rate: 65.8%
Housing Units: 5,869
Yearly Income Per Person: $18,941
Median Household Income: $34,391