Affordable Housing In Anthony
Dona Ana County, New Mexico

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Anthony

Franklin Vista III Apartments

825 Hettinga Ln
Anthony, New Mexico

Tierra Encantada

880 Anthony Dr
Anthony, New Mexico

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

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Dona Ana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 New Construction

Guide To Affordable Housing in Anthony, New Mexico

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 393 affordable apartments for rent in Anthony, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Anthony, New Mexico

Anthony features 108 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 Anthony, New Mexico

There are 177 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Anthony.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Anthony, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Anthony landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Anthony.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Anthony, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $708 and $866.

2022 Anthony, 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
Anthony, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $635 $649 $787 $1,118 $1,315
Anthony, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $572 to $699 $584 to $714 $708 to $866 $1,006 to $1,230 $1,184 to $1,447

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Anthony, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 393
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 108
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.2%
Average Renter Household Size 3.51
Average Household Size 3.54
Median Household Income $22,074 ±$2,585
Median Rent $442 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.36% ± 14.31pp
Total Population 9,429

Population and Household Demographics

Anthony is a city in Dona Ana County, New Mexico with a population of 9,429. There are 2,660 households in the city with an average household size of 3.54 persons. 33.2% of households in Anthony are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Anthony

The median gross income for households in Anthony is $22,074 a year, or $1,840 a month. The median rent for the city is $442 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Anthony, a household making less than $1,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Anthony.

Area Median Income In Anthony

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 Anthony, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dona Ana County.

In Anthony, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,800

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 Anthony

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 Anthony

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Anthony AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,400 $37,850 $40,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Anthony AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,500 $32,950 $35,400 $37,850 $40,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Anthony AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,200 $39,050 $43,950 $48,800 $52,750 $56,650 $60,550 $64,450