Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana
, Las Cruces, New Mexico 00000

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 5 affordable rental units. It also administers 0 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana is determined to be a Very Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1 - 49 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as No units, meaning it administers Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana between Public Housing Units (100%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (0%) to that of all housing authorities in New Mexico, Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is smaller than the average housing authority in New Mexico.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana scored an average of 75 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 28 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Mexico is 67.03.

Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana has an average score that is more than the average New Mexico housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

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 County of Dona Ana manages 1 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 64. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana range from a high of 64 to a low of 64.

Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 64. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Villa Sereno has a passing score.
Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

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.

1

Public Housing Projects

5

Public Housing Units

Very Small (1 - 49)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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