Eastern Regional Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Roswell, New Mexico that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 22nd, 2019, Eastern Regional Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Eastern Regional Housing Authority serves Chaves County, Curry County, De Baca County, Eddy County, Guadalupe County, Harding County, Lea County, Lincoln County, Otero County, Quay County, Roosevelt County and Union County.
|Public Housing||Open Until Further Notice|
|Eastern Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting ListThe Eastern Regional Housing Authority (ERHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (575)622-0881.
Last Updated on 08/21/2015.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
Please note: The Eastern Regional Housing Authority (ERHA) manages individual waiting lists for the Counties of Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Guadalupe, Harding, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, and Union, NM. Please view waiting list information for each county below. We will update this page as more information becomes available.
Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.
For more information, call the ERHA office at (575) 622-0881 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
The Eddy County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from February 2016 until March 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
There were three ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been:
There were no preferences.
Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the pre-application is received.
The average wait time to receive a voucher is six months to a year.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for all other counties is currently closed. It is not known when any other waiting list was last open, or when they will reopen.
Last Updated on 12/01/2018.
As of 09/22/2019, it is not known if Eastern Regional Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Eastern Regional Housing Authority manages 956 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Homeownership||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$509||$391||$351||$697||$435|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 12% having issued approximately 83 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $10,714 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
47% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.
72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Eastern Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Eastern Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $278 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $528. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $113.
1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.