Western Regional Housing Authority

2545 North Silver Street, Silver City, NM

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Western Regional Housing Authority.

Western Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Western Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Western Regional Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Western Regional Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Catron County, Grant County, Hidalgo County, Luna County, Sierra County, Socorro County, Torrance County and Valencia 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: Western Regional 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

Please note: The service area for the WRHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Lunca County, NM.

The Western Regional Housing Authority (WRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit a WRHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 2545 N. Silver Street, Silver City, NM 88061 or 112 W Ash Street, Deming, NM 88030, during normal office hours.
  2. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  3. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (575) 388-1974 or (575) 546-6544 during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to one of the addresses listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, proof of all income, six months of bank statements, last years tax returns, child support statements, photo IDs for all adult household members, and if receiving food stamps, a copy of the award letter.

For more information, visit the WRHA website, or call the office at (575) 388-1974 or (575) 546-6544 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5753881974.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

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 Western Regional Housing Authority (WRHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The WRHA serves the following counties: Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra, Socorro, Valencia, and Torrance.

The WRHA offers one Public Housing community with 54 units for families and senior/disabled households.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the WRHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 2545 N. Silver Street, Silver City, NM 88061or 112 W Ash Street, Deming, NM 88030 during normal office hours.
2. Download the pre-application, then print and complete.
3. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling 1-575-388-1974 or 1-575-546-6544 during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to one of the addresses listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, proof of all income, six months of bank statements, last years tax returns, child support statements, photo IDs for all adult household members, and if receiving food stamps, you must show a copy of the award letter.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the WRHA website, or by calling 1-575-388-1974 or 1-575-546-6544 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5753881974.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/21/2015.

About Western Regional Housing Authority

About the Western Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Western Regional Housing Authority manages 746 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
Vouchers 735 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $438 $1,421
Monthly Cost $322,224 $15,636
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 30% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $9,165 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

12% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% 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, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

70% 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 Western Regional 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. 60% 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, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 34% 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 Western Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $220 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $574. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $96.

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 Western Regional Housing Authority

Hillside Apartments

2545 N Silver St
Silver City, New Mexico