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Affordable Housing In Colfax County
New Mexico

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Colfax County

Dona Anna Apartments

1450 State St
Raton, New Mexico

Operation Breakthrough

313 N 4th St
Raton, New Mexico

Operation Breakthrough

745 Maxwell Blvd
Cimarron, New Mexico

Operation Breakthrough

601 El Paso Ave
Springer, New Mexico

522 Parque Ave

522 Parque Ave
Maxwell, New Mexico

Angel Skye

3381 Mountain View Blvd
Angel Fire, New Mexico

Sommerset Apts

1229 State Street
Raton, New Mexico
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Housing Authorities that serve Colfax County

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 Colfax County, New Mexico

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 409 affordable apartments for rent in Colfax County, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico

Colfax County features 311 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 Colfax County, New Mexico

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Colfax County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Colfax County, New Mexico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Colfax County, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2021 Colfax 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 $583 $587 $772 $960 $1,092
Payment Standard Range $525 to $641 $528 to $646 $695 to $849 $864 to $1,056 $983 to $1,201

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Colfax County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 409
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 311
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $32,380 ±$3,520
Median Rent $586 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40% ± 8.11pp
Total Population 12,997

Population and Household Demographics

Colfax County is a county in New Mexico with a population of 12,997. There are 5,546 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 30.2% of households in Colfax County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Colfax County

The median gross income for households in Colfax County is $32,380 a year, or $2,698 a month. The median rent for the county is $586 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Colfax County, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40% of households who rent are overburdened in Colfax County.

Area Median Income In Colfax 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 Colfax County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,700

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 Colfax 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 Colfax 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 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
50% of Median $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
80% of Median $30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950

Cities In Colfax County

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City Served By
Angel Fire The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Angel Fire is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Cimarron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cimarron is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Eagle Nest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Nest is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Maxwell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maxwell is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Raton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Raton are the Housing Authority of the City of Raton and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Springer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springer is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Ute Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ute Park is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.