Eastern Regional Housing Authority
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 December 13th, 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.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Eastern Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher
Open Eastern Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists
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Public Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Eastern Regional Housing Authority (ERHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.
The ERHA serves the following counties: Chaves, De Baca, Eddy, Guadalupe, Harding, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, Union and Curry.
The ERHA offers two Public Housing communities with 104 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.
There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the ERHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 106 E. Reed St., Roswell, NM 88202, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
2. Request for a pre-application be mailed to you by contacting the ERHA in writing, by mailing the request to the address listed above, or by fax 575-622-7507.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.
Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, proof of all income, six months of bank statements, Social Security award letter if applicable, child support award letter if applicable, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
The ERHA does not have a preference.
Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.
For more information, call the ERHA office at 575-622-0881, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (575)622-0881.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 08/21/2015.
Other Eastern Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Eastern Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
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:
- On February 29, 2016, pick up or submit a pre-application at the New Mexico State University-Carlsbad.
- After February 29, 2016, pick up a pre-application at the ERHA office.
- After February 29, 2016, request a pre-application be mailed to you by writing the ERHA.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been:
- Hand delivered to the ERHA. If visiting after hours, there was a drop box outside.
- Mailed to the ERHA. Mailed pre-applications must have been postmarked by March 14, 2016.
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.
About Eastern Regional Housing Authority
Representatives of Eastern Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (575) 622-0881. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Eastern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
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 |
||902 ||9 ||24 ||4 ||17 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$509 ||$391 ||$351 ||$697 ||$435 |
||$459,518 ||$3,518 ||$8,423 ||$2,788 ||$7,393 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Eastern Regional Housing Authority
Waiting List and Tenancy
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.
Heads of Household Characteristics
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.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
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.
Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances
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.
Public Housing Operated by Eastern Regional Housing Authority
806 Redwood St