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Affordable Housing In Catron County
New Mexico

Housing Authorities that serve Catron County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Catron County, New Mexico

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Catron County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Catron County, New Mexico

Catron County features 0 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 Catron County, New Mexico

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Catron County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Catron County, New Mexico

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Catron County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Catron County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Catron County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Catron 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
Fair Market Rent $574 $583 $734 $999 $1,235
Payment Standard Range $517 to $631 $525 to $641 $661 to $807 $899 to $1,099 $1,112 to $1,359

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Catron County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 7.35%
Average Renter Household Size 5.59
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $42,973 ±$5,065
Median Rent $540 ±$120
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 20.59% ± 19.34pp
Total Population 3,583

Population and Household Demographics

Catron County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 3,583. There are 1,387 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 7.35% of households in Catron County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Catron County

The median gross income for households in Catron County is $42,973 a year, or $3,581 a month. The median rent for the county is $540 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Catron County, a household making less than $1,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 20.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Catron County.

Area Median Income In Catron 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 Catron County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200

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 Catron 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 Catron County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
80% of Median $30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300