Affordable Housing In Cimarron
Colfax County, New Mexico

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cimarron

Operation Breakthrough

745 Maxwell Blvd
Cimarron, New Mexico
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cimarron, 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 Cimarron, New Mexico

Housing Authority Programs
Northern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cimarron, New Mexico

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 16 affordable apartments for rent in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Cimarron, New Mexico

Cimarron features 16 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 Cimarron, New Mexico

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cimarron, New Mexico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cimarron, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $799.

2022 Cimarron, 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
Cimarron, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $550 $560 $726 $897 $1,012
Cimarron, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $504 to $616 $653 to $799 $807 to $987 $911 to $1,113

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cimarron, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.04%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $35,357 ±$10,318
Median Rent $757 ±$332
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.63% ± 27.77pp
Total Population 1,035

Population and Household Demographics

Cimarron is a city in Colfax County, New Mexico with a population of 1,035. There are 474 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 20.04% of households in Cimarron are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cimarron

The median gross income for households in Cimarron is $35,357 a year, or $2,946 a month. The median rent for the city is $757 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cimarron, a household making less than $2,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Cimarron.

Area Median Income In Cimarron

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 Cimarron, the AMI is calculated from all households within Colfax County.

In Cimarron, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,100

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 Cimarron

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 Cimarron

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cimarron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,500 $31,700 $33,900 $36,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cimarron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,150 $21,850 $24,600 $27,300 $29,500 $31,700 $33,900 $36,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cimarron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,600 $35,000 $39,350 $43,700 $47,200 $50,700 $54,200 $57,700