Truth or Consequences Housing Authority

108 South Cedar Street, Truth Or Consequences, NM

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Truth or Consequences Housing Authority.

Truth or Consequences Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Truth or Consequences Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Truth or Consequences Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Truth or Consequences Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Sierra County.

Go to the New Mexico Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the New Mexico Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Truth or Consequences Housing Authority Section 8 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Truth or Consequences Housing Authority (TCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:
 

  1. Visit the TCHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 108 S. Cedar Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm MT; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (575) 894-2244 Ext. 21 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
  3. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.


Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members, and marriage license if applicable.

The TCHA does have a preference for: Extremely low income households.

For more information, visit the TCHA website, or call the office at (575) 894-2244.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5758942244.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

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.

The Housing Authority of the City of Truth or Consequences (HACTC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HACTC offers one Public Housing community with 100 units for families and senior/disabled households.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the HACTC to pick up a pre-application, located at 108 S. Cedar Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm MT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (575) 894-2244 Ext. 21, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
  3. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members, and marriage license if applicable.

The HACTC does have a preference for: Extremely low income households.

For more information, visit the HACTC website, or call the office at (575) 894-2244 Ext. 21.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5758942244.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/27/2015.

About Truth or Consequences Housing Authority

About the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Truth or Consequences Housing Authority manages 171 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 144 7 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $412 $690 $330
Monthly Cost $59,354 $4,828 $6,590
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 31% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 2 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $10,364 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 58% 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, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

42% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

31% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Truth or Consequences Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Truth or Consequences Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $274 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $558. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.

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 Truth or Consequences Housing Authority

Villa Del Sol

401 Coleman St
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

Low Income Housing Managed by Truth or Consequences Housing Authority

Villa San Jose

415 Del Rio St
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Villa Del Norte

737 La Joya Street NE
Espanola, New Mexico
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing