Affordable Housing In Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, New Mexico

83 Low Income Apartment Communities In Albuquerque

Aspen Ridge Apartments

820 Louisiana Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
Accepts Vouchers

River Glen Apartments

6801 Glenrio Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM
Accepts Vouchers

Villa De San Felipe

501 Coal Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Albuquerque

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Albuquerque, New Mexico

There are 83 low income housing apartment communities offering 95,065 affordable apartments for rent in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque features 2,987 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 92,078 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 $789 and $965.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $571 $713 $877 $1,265 $1,506
Payment Standard Range $514 to $628 $642 to $784 $789 to $965 $1,139 to $1,392 $1,355 to $1,657

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Albuquerque, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 83
Total Low Income Apartments 95,065
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,987
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.1

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 $65,700

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 Albuquerque HUD Rental Assistance in Albuquerque

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,400
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% of Median $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400