Cheap Apartments In Chaves County
New Mexico

Spicewood Canyon Villas

1301 E. Alameda St.
Roswell, NM
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Cielo De Oro Senior Housing Apartments

1700 W Hendricks St
Roswell, NM
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Willow Terrace Apartments

306 E Country Club Rd
Roswell, NM
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Rio Vista Senior Housing Apartments

1600 W Hendricks St
Roswell, NM
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sunset 1600 Apartments

1601 S Sunset Ave
Roswell, NM
Subsidized

Wildewood Apartments

201 Sherrill Ln
Roswell, NM
Subsidized

Roswell Summit Apartments

1100 S Wyoming Ave
Roswell, NM
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Region VI Ha

806 Redwood St
Roswell, NM

502 S Wyoming

NW Corner of Wyoming And Bland
Roswell, NM
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Mesa Verde Apartments

502 S Wyoming Ave
Roswell, NM
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 676 affordable apartments for rent in Chaves County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 332 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 172 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Chaves County. There are 404 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Chaves County

The Eastern Regional Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Roswell, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Chaves County, New Mexico

Chaves County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 676
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 332
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Total Population 65,811
Housing Units 23,422
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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 4.56 percentage points.

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 $49,000

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 Chaves County HUD Rental Assistance in Chaves County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
50% of Median $18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $26,850 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
80% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $42,950 $46,400 $49,850 $53,300 $56,700

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Chaves County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2005, 3 low income apartment communities containing 262 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Chaves County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Chaves County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Chaves County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $26,850 $29,000 $31,150 $33,300 $35,450
60% of Median $22,560 $25,800 $29,040 $32,220 $34,800 $37,380 $39,960 $42,540

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Chaves County is $29,040 a year, or $2,420 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,420 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $726 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $470 $504 $605 $698 $779 $859
60% $564 $605 $726 $838 $935 $1,031
Fair Market Rents in Chaves County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2018 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$472 $556 $740 $956 $1,209

Cities In Chaves County

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City Listings Served By
Roswell 10
Hagerman 0
Dexter 0
Lake Arthur 0
Midway 0