Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Las Cruces, New Mexico that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.
Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority serves Dona Ana County.
Please note: The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority covers Dona Ana County, NM.
The Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority (MVPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in February 2016, and before that for one day only in June 2015, and in May 2013.
Please note: According to the MVPHA, "Only IMMEDIATE family members may be on application."
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at the MVPHA office.
There were no preferences.
Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.
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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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, visit the MVPHA website, or call the office at (575) 528-2000.
Last Updated on 12/01/2018.
More information about Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.mvpha.org/.
As of 12/10/2018, it is not known if Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority is aborbing 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, Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority manages 1,374 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$434||$474||$516||$849||$323||$343|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.