Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority

926 S San Pedro Street
Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico 88001

Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Section 8 New Construction programs. As of September 21st, 2021, Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority serves Dona Ana County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Dona Ana County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Desert Hope Apartments Limited Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Jardines Verdes, Section 8 New Construction Closed

Open Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Website: https://www.mvpha.org/.

Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Phone: (575) 528-2000.

Open Until Further Notice: Dona Ana County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority (MVPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The MVPHA is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from July 2, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Visit the MVPHA office, located at 926 S. San Pedro St, Las Cruces, NM 88001; from 7:30 until 3:00 pm MT; Monday-Thursday.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MVPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MVPHA on July 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (575) 528-2000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/17/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Desert Hope Apartments Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority (MVPHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for Single Room Occupancy (SRO) apartments at Desert Hope Apartments is currently open on a limited basis.

The MVPHA is accepting applications from August 9, 2021 at 7:30 am MT, until further notice.

Please note: According to the MVPHA public notice, "This waitlist is only for homeless or chronically ill homeless individuals."

There are three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  • Complete the online application here.
  • Call (575) 528-2000 to request an application.
  • In person at MVPHA, located at 926 S. San Pedro, Las Cruces, NM, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am through 3:00 pm.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MVPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MVPHA public notice on September 1, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (575) 528-2000.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 09/17/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority (MVPHA) Public Housing waiting list for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from April 19, 2021 at 7:30 am MT, until further notice.

Please note:  In addition to completing the application, the MVPHA public notice says "You must also complete the attached form, Supplement to Application Form #HUD-92006 and submit that to our office. You may mail it to 926 S. San Pedro St. Las Cruces, NM 88001, or use our drop box located outside of our office, or email it to publichousing@mvpha.org."

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Call (575) 528-2000 to request an application.
  3. In person at the MVPHA, located at 926 S. San Pedro, Las Cruces, NM, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am through 3:00 pm.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the MVPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MVPHA public notice, on April 19, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (575) 528-2000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/19/2021.

Other Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Jardines Verdes, Section 8 New Construction Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority (MVPHA) Section 8 New Construction waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Jardines Verdes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 12, 2021 until April 16, 2021.

Application method has not yet been confirmed.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MVPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MVPHA public notice, on April 19, 2021.

Last Updated on 04/19/2021.

About Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority

More information about Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.mvpha.org/.

Representatives of Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority may be available by phone at (575) 528-2000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 7:30am to 3:00pm MDT.

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-3:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-3:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-3:00pm
Thursday 7:30am-3:00pm
Friday 7:30am-3:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2021, it is not known if Mesilla Valley Public 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.


About the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority manages 1,189 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 973 11 40 14 60 91
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $469 $433 $584 $737 $345 $400
Monthly Cost $456,609 $4,761 $23,361 $10,322 $20,711 $36,371

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mesilla Valley Public 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 24% having issued approximately 53 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $10,745 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% 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, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $304 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $513. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



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 Apartments Operated by Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority

Walnut Grove

1102 E Mulberry Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico