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Northern Regional Housing Authority

525 Ranchitos Road, Unit 962
Taos, Taos County, New Mexico 87571

Northern Regional Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of October 29th, 2020, Northern Regional Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, and Taos County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Northern Regional Housing Authority serves Cibola County, Colfax County, Los Alamos County, McKinley County, Mora County, Rio Arriba County, San Juan County, San Miguel County, Sandoval County and Taos County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, and Taos County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Cibola County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Northern Regional 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.

Northern Regional Housing Authority Phone: (575) 758-2460.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has confirmed that these waiting lists are still open. As of April 8, 2020, the NRHA office is closed to the public.

 

Open Until Further Notice: Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, and Taos County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Northern Regional Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, and Taos County is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 22, 2018 at 8:00 am MT, until further notice. It was last open for five days in January, 2016.

To apply during the opening period, call the NRHA at (575) 758-2460 to request an application by mail or email.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Northern Regional Housing Authority, 525 Ranchitos Rd, Unit 962, Taos, NM 87571.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, contact the NRHA.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the NRHA, as of April 8, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, and Taos 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) 758-2460.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/14/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 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 Northern Regional Housing Authority (NRHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, call the NRHA at (575) 758-2460 to request an application by mail or email.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Northern Regional Housing Authority, 525 Ranchitos Rd, Unit 962, Taos, NM 87571.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, contact the NRHA.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the NRHA, as of April 8, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (575) 758-2460.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/08/2020.

Other Northern Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Cibola County, New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Northern Regional Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Cibola County is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, contact the NRHA.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the NRHA, as of April 8, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 04/14/2020.

About Northern Regional Housing Authority

Representatives of Northern Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (575) 758-2460. 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 Northern Regional 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 Northern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Northern Regional Housing Authority manages 377 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 367 4 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $461 $690 $366
Monthly Cost $169,362 $2,758 $2,196

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Northern 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 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $9,418 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 80% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

30% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

54% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Northern Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Northern Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $214 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $531. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $105.



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.