Affordable Housing In Dexter
Chaves County, New Mexico

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dexter

Pecos Apartments

301 E Butler Stret
Dexter, New Mexico
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dexter, 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 Dexter, New Mexico

Housing Authority Programs
Eastern Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dexter, New Mexico

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 28 affordable apartments for rent in Dexter, New Mexico.

Income Based Apartments in Dexter, New Mexico

Dexter features 28 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 Dexter, New Mexico

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dexter, New Mexico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dexter, New Mexico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $733 and $895.

2022 Dexter, 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
Dexter, New Mexico Fair Market Rent $613 $618 $814 $1,051 $1,169
Dexter, New Mexico Payment Standard Range $552 to $674 $556 to $680 $733 to $895 $946 to $1,156 $1,052 to $1,286

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dexter, NM Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 28
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.07%
Average Renter Household Size 3.50
Average Household Size 3.28
Median Household Income $40,667 ±$8,040
Median Rent $586 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.66% ± 22.72pp
Total Population 1,390

Population and Household Demographics

Dexter is a city in Chaves County, New Mexico with a population of 1,390. There are 424 households in the city with an average household size of 3.28 persons. 28.07% of households in Dexter are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dexter

The median gross income for households in Dexter is $40,667 a year, or $3,389 a month. The median rent for the city is $586 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dexter, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Dexter.

Area Median Income In Dexter

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 Dexter, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chaves County.

In Dexter, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 Dexter

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 Dexter

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dexter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,400 $37,850 $40,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dexter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,500 $32,950 $35,400 $37,850 $40,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dexter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,200 $39,050 $43,950 $48,800 $52,750 $56,650 $60,550 $64,450