Affordable Housing In Chaves County
11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chaves County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Chaves 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 Chaves County, New Mexico
|Eastern Regional Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Chaves County, New Mexico
There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 704 affordable apartments for rent in Chaves County, New Mexico.
Income Based Apartments in Chaves County, New Mexico
Chaves County features 360 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 Chaves County, New Mexico
There are 344 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chaves County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Chaves County, New Mexico
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chaves County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Chaves County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chaves County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $733 and $895.
2022 Chaves 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|
|Chaves County, New Mexico Fair Market Rent||$613||$618||$814||$1,051||$1,169|
|Chaves County, New Mexico Payment Standard Range||$552 to $674||$556 to $680||$733 to $895||$946 to $1,156||$1,052 to $1,286|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Chaves County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||11|
|Total Low Income Apartments||704|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||360|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.35%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.66|
|Average Household Size||2.72|
|Median Household Income||$40,630 ±$2,301|
|Median Rent||$697 ±$24|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||40.51% ± 4.56pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Chaves County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 65,811. There are 23,422 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 33.35% of households in Chaves County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Chaves County
The median gross income for households in Chaves County is $40,630 a year, or $3,386 a month. The median rent for the county is $697 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chaves County, a household making less than $2,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Chaves County.
Area Median Income In Chaves 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 Chaves County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500
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 Chaves 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 Chaves County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chaves County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chaves County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chaves County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Chaves County
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|Dexter||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dexter is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.|
|Hagerman||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hagerman is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.|
|Lake Arthur||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Arthur is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.|
|Midway||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midway is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.|
|Roswell||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roswell is the Eastern Regional Housing Authority.|