Affordable Housing In Carlsbad
Eddy County, New Mexico

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carlsbad

Villa San Jose

415 Del Rio St
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mission La Posada Apartments Rehab

805 & 710 Hueco St
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Colonial Hillcrest Apartments

604 N 5th St
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Senior Community

214 Pecan St
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Elderly Supportive Housing

Northgate Plaza

1018 Lamont St
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Mesa Grande

4601 Forrest Dr
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad, New Mexico

Housing Authority Programs
Eastern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carlsbad, New Mexico

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 331 affordable apartments for rent in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad features 159 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 Carlsbad, New Mexico

There are 172 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carlsbad.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carlsbad, New Mexico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carlsbad, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $832 and $1,016.

2022 Carlsbad, 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
Carlsbad, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $758 $763 $924 $1,322 $1,599
Carlsbad, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $682 to $834 $687 to $839 $832 to $1,016 $1,190 to $1,454 $1,439 to $1,759

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carlsbad, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 331
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 159
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $51,097 ±$4,024
Median Rent $775 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.96% ± 7.04pp
Total Population 27,592

Population and Household Demographics

Carlsbad is a city in Eddy County, New Mexico with a population of 27,592. There are 10,329 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 31.18% of households in Carlsbad are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carlsbad

The median gross income for households in Carlsbad is $51,097 a year, or $4,258 a month. The median rent for the city is $775 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carlsbad, a household making less than $2,583 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Carlsbad.

Area Median Income In Carlsbad

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 Carlsbad, the AMI is calculated from all households within Eddy County.

In Carlsbad, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,800

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 Carlsbad

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 Carlsbad

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carlsbad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,150 $19,600 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carlsbad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,550 $32,600 $36,700 $40,750 $44,050 $47,300 $50,550 $53,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carlsbad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,650 $52,200 $58,700 $65,200 $70,450 $75,650 $80,850 $86,100