Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces
926 S San Pedro Street Las Cruces, NM 88001

575-528-2000

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 248 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,607 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces between Public Housing Units (13%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (87%) to that of all housing authorities in NM, Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in NM.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 71. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces range from a high of 86 to a low of 56.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces portfolio is Walnut Grove and the lowest scoring property is Scattered Site Acq..

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 50% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces owns and manages 248 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces is $216.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of NM ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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3

Public Housing Projects

248

Public Housing Units

1,607

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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