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Colorado Facts & Stats


In order to afford a two-bedroom apartment, a household must earn at least $62,640/year.  The average fair market rent of this apartment is $2,201 in Adams County.

According to the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative's Point in Time Survey, 62% of those homeless in Adams County are families with children.


The top three reasons given for homelessness in Adams County are:

1. Loss of employment

2. Housing costs are too high

3. Family or relationship breakup (divorce)

To afford a $1,566/month rental, a single wage earner would need to be paid $30.12/hour to live comfortably & a minimum wage worker must work 100 hours per week to afford the same rental.  

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