New Mexico Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Albuquerque Housing AuthorityNot Open
Clovis Housing And Redevelopment Agency, Inc.Not Open
Housing Authority of the City of Las CrucesNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of AlamogordoNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of GallupOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Las VegasOpen
Housing Authority of the City of RatonOpen
Santa Fe Civic Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Truth Or ConsequencesOpen
Housing Authority of the City of ArtesiaNot Open
Housing Authority of the Town of SpringerOpen
Housing Authority of the City of LovingtonOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of BayardNot Open
Housing Authority of the Village of Fort SumnerOpen
Housing Authority of the Village of MaxwellNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of EuniceNot Open
Santa Clara Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of GrantsNot Open
Housing Authority of the Village of Wagon MoundOpen
Housing Authority of the City of TucumcariOpen
Housing Authority of the City of LordsburgNot Open
Town of Bernalillo Dept of Housing ServicesNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of TaosOpen
Housing Authority of the County of Rio ArribaOpen
Housing Authority of the Village of ChamaOpen
Housing Authority of the Village of CimarronNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of San MiguelNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of Santa FeOpen
Housing Authority of the Village of PecosNot Open
Housing Authority of the Town of ClaytonOpen
Bernalillo County Housing DepartmentOpen
Housing Authority of the County of Dona AnaNot Open
Eastern Regional Housing AuthorityNot Open
Western Regional Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the Village of CubaOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Sunland ParkOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In New Mexico, 36 Public Housing Authorities operate 4,668 public housing rental units in 59 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In New Mexico, out of 36 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 18 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 18 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.