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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 Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 29th, 2020, Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority serves Dona Ana County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Dona Ana County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Closed
0, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

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

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

Open Until Further Notice: 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority (MVPHA) Public Housing waiting list for 4 and 5-bedroom units is currently open, from May 28, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. MT, until further notice.

To apply, pick up an application at MVPHA; located at 926 S. San Pedro Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001; Monday-Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off at MVPHA at the address above.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the MVPHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

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

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/10/2019.

Other Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Dona Ana County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority (MVPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five weeks from April until May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the MVPHA office.

Once the application was completed, it must have been hand delivered to the MVPHA.

For more information, visit the MVPHA website.

Last Updated on 06/10/2019.

Closed: 0, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority (MVPHA) Public Housing waiting list for 0, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom units is currently closed. It was last open for five weeks from April until May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the MVPHA website.

Last Updated on 06/10/2019.

About Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority

More information about Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/29/2020, 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 1,294 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,068 13 40 16 63 94
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $465 $468 $617 $828 $293 $367
Monthly Cost $496,701 $6,089 $24,695 $13,251 $18,433 $34,480

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