Affordable Housing In Colfax County
New Mexico

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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 349 affordable apartments for rent in Colfax County, New Mexico. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 251 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Colfax County. There are 98 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 Colfax County are the Taos County Housing Authority and Northern Regional Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Colfax County

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1450 State St
Raton, New Mexico
Dona Anna Apartments is a 98 unit low income housing apartment community in Raton.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Raton.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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313 N 4th St
Raton, New Mexico
Operation Breakthrough is a 156 unit low income housing apartment community in Raton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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745 Maxwell Blvd
Cimarron, New Mexico
Operation Breakthrough is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community in Cimarron.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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601 El Paso Ave
Springer, New Mexico
Operation Breakthrough is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Springer.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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522 Parque Ave
Maxwell, New Mexico
522 Parque Ave is a 23 unit low income housing apartment community in Maxwell.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Colfax 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 Colfax County

The Housing Authority of the City of Raton is a Public Housing public housing agency in Raton, New Mexico.

The Housing Authority of the Town of Springer is a Public Housing public housing agency in Springer, New Mexico.

The Housing Authority of the Village of Maxwell is a Public Housing public housing agency in Maxwell, New Mexico.

The Housing Authority of the Village of Cimarron is a Public Housing public housing agency in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Colfax County, New Mexico

Colfax County, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties5
Total Low Income Apartments349
Total Rent Assisted Apartments251
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters30.2%
Average Renter Household Size2.23
Total Population12,997
Housing Units5,546
Average Household Size2.26
Median Household Income$32,380 ±$3,520
Median Rent$586 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened40% ± 8.11pp

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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 8.11 percentage points.

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 $48,600

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.

Colfax 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.

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

Colfax 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 Colfax 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

Cities In Colfax County

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CityListingsServed By
Angel Fire0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Angel Fire is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Raton2The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Raton are the Housing Authority of the City of Raton and Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Cimarron1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cimarron is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Eagle Nest0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Nest is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Maxwell1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maxwell is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Springer1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springer is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.
Ute Park0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ute Park is the Northern Regional Housing Authority.