Housing Authority of the City of Lovington
1605 S 4th Street
Lovington, Lea County, NM

575-396-5416

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Housing Authority of the City of Lovington (HACL) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.


The HACL offers one Public Housing community with 50 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HACL to pick up a pre-application, located at 1605 S 4th Street, Lovington, NM 88260, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm MT, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Please note: If no one is in the office, place the pre-application in the slot that is located in the front door.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, proof of all income, birth certificates, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the HACL can be reached by calling (575) 396-5416, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Housing Authority of the City of Lovington operates 50 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Housing Authority of the City of Lovington public housing units range from 2 bedroom apartments to 3 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 73% 2 bedroom apartments and 27% 3 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Housing Authority of the City of Lovington’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 49 out of a total 50 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 2%.

Family Type

Of the 44 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 8 (18.18%) were elderly, 36 (81.82%) were non-elderly, 12 (27.27%) were disabled, 30 (68.18%) contained children and 26 (59.09%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Housing Authority of the City of Lovington's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Housing Authority of the City of Lovington’s public housing developments is $547.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $148. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $190. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $379. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $641.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Housing Authority of the City of Lovington portfolio, 6% of households identified as Black, 94% identified as White, and 65% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Housing Authority of the City of Lovington properties, 9 were Extremely Low Income, 12 were Very Low Income, 12 were Low Income and 16 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Housing Authority of the City of Lovington properties is $23,155. Of all public housing residents, 0% have no income and 35% earn more than $25,000 while 65% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Housing Authority of the City of Lovington public housing 59% have wage income, 4% have welfare income, 33% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 29% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 49 households containing 124 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 2.5.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 68.18% of households included children. Across all household members in Housing Authority of the City of Lovington public houins units 17.7% are aged zero to five and 29% are aged 6 to 17.

12.9% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 40.3% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Housing Authority of the City of Lovington public housing communities. 32.65% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 6.12% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 61.23% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Lovington administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 50 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Lovington is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Housing Authority of the City of Lovington is among the 45% of New Mexico housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Housing Authority of the City of Lovington manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 93. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Unnamed has a passing score.

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

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of the City of Lovington.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/18/10 Plan
2006 3/16/07 Plan
2005 7/27/05 Plan
2004 12/14/04 Plan
2003 11/18/03 Plan
2002 9/4/02 Plan
2001 8/20/01 Plan
2000 7/19/00 Plan