Affordable Housing In Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, New Mexico

97 Low Income Apartment Communities In Albuquerque

Cuatro Apartments

1319 4Th St
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Casa Feliz Apartments

443 Espanola Street Southeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Sterling Downtown

800 Silver Ave SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Luminaria Senior Community

10600 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Solar Villas

1135 Texas St NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Valle De Atrisco Apartments

9901 Ceja Vista Rd SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 BR

La Vida Nueva Apartments

1200 Dickerson Dr SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Sun Pointe Park Apartments

4057 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Plaza Feliz

509 San Pablo St SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

The Imperial Building

205 Silver Avenue Southwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Albuquerque, New Mexico

Housing Authority Programs
Albuquerque Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Bernalillo County Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Albuquerque, New Mexico

There are 97 low income housing apartment communities offering 96,630 affordable apartments for rent in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque features 2,966 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Albuquerque, New Mexico

There are 93,605 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Albuquerque.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Albuquerque, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Albuquerque landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Albuquerque.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,096.

2022 Albuquerque, New Mexico Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Albuquerque, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $666 $821 $996 $1,415 $1,705
Albuquerque, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $599 to $733 $739 to $903 $896 to $1,096 $1,274 to $1,557 $1,535 to $1,876

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Albuquerque, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 97
Total Low Income Apartments 96,630
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,966
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $47,030 ±$776
Median Rent $799 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.04% ± 1.43pp
Total Population 556,092

Population and Household Demographics

Albuquerque is a city in Bernalillo County, New Mexico with a population of 556,092. There are 222,098 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 40.9% of households in Albuquerque are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Albuquerque

The median gross income for households in Albuquerque is $47,030 a year, or $3,919 a month. The median rent for the city is $799 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Albuquerque, a household making less than $2,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Albuquerque.

Area Median Income In Albuquerque

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Albuquerque, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bernalillo County.

In Albuquerque, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,100

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Albuquerque

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Albuquerque

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Albuquerque AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,900 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Albuquerque AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Albuquerque AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750