Eastern Regional Housing Authority

106 E. Reed Street
Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico
(575) 622-0881

Program Details

Eastern Regional Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Roswell, New Mexico.

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.

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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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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:

  1. On February 29, 2016, pick up or submit a pre-application at the New Mexico State University-Carlsbad.
  2. After February 29, 2016, pick up a pre-application at the ERHA office.
  3. 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:

  1. Hand delivered to the ERHA. If visiting after hours, there was a drop box outside.
  2. 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 04/05/2016.

About Eastern Regional Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/19/2018, it is not known if Eastern Regional Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Eastern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Eastern Regional Housing Authority manages 1,090 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
Vouchers 1,044 11 6 18 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $501 $453 $477 $814 $413
Monthly Cost $523,370 $4,987 $2,861 $14,654 $4,548

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.

Income Characteristics

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.


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