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Affordable Housing In Cibola County
New Mexico

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There are 9 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 412 affordable apartments for rent in Cibola County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 333 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 149 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Cibola County. There are 287 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cibola County are the Taos County Housing Authority and Northern Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Cibola County

811 Seville Loop
Grants, New Mexico
Mosaic Housing Corp XIII is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Grants.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accessible Units
Persons With Disabilities
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1703 Cordova Ct
Grants, New Mexico
Grants Apartments is a 49 unit low income housing apartment community in Grants.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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840 Lobo Canyon Rd
Grants, New Mexico
Casa Del Malpais is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Grants.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
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1121 Mount Taylor Ave
Grants, New Mexico
Vista Mesa Villa Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Grants.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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1 Green Acres
Laguna, New Mexico
Laguna Homes I is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Laguna.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Laguna.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Cibola County

The Taos County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Taos, New Mexico.

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Cibola County

The Housing Authority of the City of Grants is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Grants, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Cibola County, New Mexico

Cibola County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties9
Total Low Income Apartments412
Total Rent Assisted Apartments333
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters25.84%
Average Renter Household Size3.35
Total Population27,382
Housing Units8,533
Average Household Size2.98
Median Household Income$34,565 ±$2,832
Median Rent$594 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened40.27% ± 7.37pp

Population and Household Demographics

Cibola County is a County in New Mexico with a population of 27,382. There are 8,533 households in the county with an average household size of 2.98 persons. 25.84% of households in Cibola County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cibola County

The median gross income for households in Cibola County is $34,565 a year, or $2,880 a month. The median rent for the county is $594 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cibola County, a household making less than $1,980 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.40.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Cibola County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.37 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Cibola 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 Cibola County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,400

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 Cibola 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.

Cibola County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,060$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
50%$18,350$20,950$23,550$26,150$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
80%$29,300$33,500$37,700$41,850$45,200$48,550$51,900$55,250

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 Cibola County

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

From 2005 to 2005, 3 low income apartment communities containing 159 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cibola County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Cibola 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.

Cibola County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$18,350$20,950$23,550$26,150$28,250$30,350$32,450$34,550
60%$22,020$25,140$28,260$31,380$33,900$36,420$38,940$41,460

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 Cibola County is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$459$491$589$680$759$838
60%$551$590$707$816$911$1,005
Fair Market Rents in Cibola 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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$499$502$667$921$1,069

Cities In Cibola County

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CityListingsServed By
Acomita Lake0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Acomita Lake is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Anzac Village0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anzac Village is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Bibo0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bibo is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Bluewater Acres0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bluewater Acres is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Bluewater Village0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bluewater Village is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Cubero0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cubero is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Encinal0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Encinal is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Fence Lake0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fence Lake is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Grants7The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grants are the Housing Authority of the City of Grants and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Laguna1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laguna is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
McCartys Village0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McCartys Village is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Mesita1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mesita is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Milan0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milan is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Moquino0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moquino is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
North Acomita Village0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Acomita Village is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Paguate0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paguate is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Paraje0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paraje is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Pinehill0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinehill is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
San Fidel0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Fidel is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
San Mateo0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Mateo is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
San Rafael0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Rafael is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Seama0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seama is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Seboyeta0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seboyeta is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Skyline Ganipa0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skyline Ganipa is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Skyline-Ganipa0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skyline-Ganipa is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
South Acomita Village0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Acomita Village is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.