Affordable Housing In Bernalillo County
New Mexico

90 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bernalillo County

8010 Constitution Ne

8010 Constitution Ave NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Morris - Lafayette - 12th - Pa

320 Roma Ave NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Morris - Lafayette - 12th - Pa

514 Morris St NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Veranda Ne - La Plata Nw

9000 Veranda Rd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

3125451 Coal Housing Project

600 Coal Ave SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sunny Acres Apartments

2821 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

3214 - 16 Duranes Rd, Nw

3216 Duranes Rd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bell Park Townhomes

215 Shawnee Ct SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Valle Del Sol Apartments

370 Atrisco Dr SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

El Centro Familiar Senior Housing

2210 El Centro Familiar Blvd SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bernalillo County, 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 Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bernalillo County, New Mexico

There are 90 low income housing apartment communities offering 95,930 affordable apartments for rent in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Bernalillo County 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 Bernalillo County, New Mexico

There are 92,884 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bernalillo County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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

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

2022 Bernalillo County, 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
Bernalillo County, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $666 $821 $996 $1,415 $1,705
Bernalillo County, 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.

Bernalillo County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 90
Total Low Income Apartments 95,930
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,987
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $47,725 ±$789
Median Rent $799 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.69% ± 1.35pp
Total Population 673,943

Population and Household Demographics

Bernalillo County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 673,943. There are 263,270 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 37.77% of households in Bernalillo County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bernalillo County

The median gross income for households in Bernalillo County is $47,725 a year, or $3,977 a month. The median rent for the county is $799 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bernalillo County, a household making less than $2,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Bernalillo County.

Area Median Income In Bernalillo County

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.

In Bernalillo County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Bernalillo County

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 Bernalillo County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bernalillo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,200 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bernalillo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,650 $27,000 $30,400 $33,750 $36,450 $39,150 $41,850 $44,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bernalillo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,350 $62,650 $67,000 $71,300

Cities In Bernalillo County

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City Served By
Albuquerque The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Albuquerque are the Albuquerque Housing Authority and Bernalillo County Housing Department.
Carnuel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carnuel are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Cedar Crest The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cedar Crest are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Cedro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cedro are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Chilili The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chilili are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Edgewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edgewood are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Edith Endave The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edith Endave are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Isleta Village Proper The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Isleta Village Proper are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Los Ranchos The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Los Ranchos are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Los Ranchos de Albuquerque are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Manzano Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Manzano Springs are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
North Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Valley are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Pajarito Mesa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pajarito Mesa are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Paradise Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Paradise Hills are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Ponderosa Pine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ponderosa Pine are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Rio Rancho The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rio Rancho are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
San Antonito The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Antonito are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Sandia Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sandia Heights are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Sandia Knolls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sandia Knolls are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Sandia Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sandia Park are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Sedillo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sedillo are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
South Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Valley are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Tijeras The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tijeras are the Bernalillo County Housing Department and Albuquerque Housing Authority.